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Storm brings snow to Sahara Desert.

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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Snow fell Tuesday in the Sahara Desert in western Algeria. A 24-hour cold spell brought snow and rain to the region. Strong wind blew the snow across roads and buildings in the province of Bechar.

Meteorologists predicted a return of good weather Wednesday. People who live in the region said the snow was good for the palm trees because it killed parasites.

Bechar is located in the northern Sahara, about 36 miles south of the Moroccan border.


I had to share this because this is just interesting news. Japan is getting record snowfall and now it is snowing in the Sahara.

Weird stuff.

I like that the people there look at the positive of it though and see the fact this might actually help them. Good for them.


Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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desert snow?? I wonder if that area is becomming a new latitude number or is becomming more northeren hemisphere oriented now due to magnetic changes effecting the POLES?

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by predator0187

Any thoughts?


It seems the jet stream is off a bit....


High in the sky above the United Kingdom, in a layer of the Earth's atmosphere called the troposphere, wind speeds can reach 200mph.

This ribbon of high altitude high speed wind is known as the polar jet stream, and is responsible for steering weather in our direction.

To bring us the summer we are longing for, the jet stream needs to pass to the north of the UK.

This allows the Azores High, an area of high pressure situated in the mid-Atlantic, to bring us warm and settled weather.

Lately, however, the jet stream has not been playing ball.

It is currently passing straight over the top of the UK, and is steering low pressure systems our way that are responsible for the damp, windy weather we've had to put up with recently.

This week in Cardiff we expected the mercury to only reach about 19°C (66°F). But as depressing as it sounds, 19°C is just one degree below the average daily maximum for Cardiff in July.

The polar jet stream naturally wavers around in the upper atmosphere and so it is not uncommon for it to be passing over our latitudes.

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Can't watch the video, but it is pretty interesting. Do they mention how often or how rare this is for them? I'm guessing not extremely rare, due to the "killing of parasites" comment.

I can't believe it, but I actually wish we had more of our "normal" snow here in Mid-Mich.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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So is this a 1st time thing or has it happened in the past? How long ago?



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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This could be a number of things. One could be the Beast of the Sea, the jet stream, the magnetic poles affecting the atmosphere and thus the heating pattern of the earth which would influence the weather...There's no telling what caused this.

However, more and more strange events are occurring. I think the more important question is, what will it all lead up to?



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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rise of the silver surfer lolol



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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Strange weather all over the world these days, some say La Nina, some say weather modification. Myself I am not sure yet could it possibly be leading up to a bit of a pole shift?.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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wow a lot of strange ideas, but it has snowed in the sahara before. I'll go see what I can find.

en.wikipedia.org... according to that link it snowed in 1979, but in the mountians it is more common.

Since a desert is dry it is easy for it to get cold every night and hot every day. It is also winter for the northen hemisphere.
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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Desert snow is quite common. A few years ago, I remember reports of Yemen being hit by snow. The fact the locals in this report have said "it is good for the trees as it kills parasites" shows that they are not that taken aback by it and it has happened before.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:57 PM
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Snow and ice
On February 18, 1979, snow fell in several places in southern Algeria, including a half-hour snowstorm that stopped traffic in Ghardaïa, and was reported as being "for the first time in living memory".[22] The snow was gone within hours.[23] Several Saharan mountain ranges, however, receive snow on a more regular basis. Although relative humidity is low in the arid environment, the absolute humidity is sufficiently high for moisture to condense when driven up a mountain range. In winter, temperatures drop low enough on the Tahat summit to cause snow on average every three years; the Tibesti Mountains receive snow on peaks over 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) once every seven years on average.[24][25]


Sahara Desert

That can give us a bit of perspective, but not really since the video doesn't indicate what part this occurred in. I suppose now that the wikipedia article should be updated if this is not an ordinary occurence.



posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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I think we're heading for a new ice-age and the government is trying to cover it up with 'global-warming' and 'climate change'. Think about it, most of Antarctica is cooling down, Britain just had two record snowfall winters in a row.
A chase of global cooling has happened every 10,000 years in earth's history. The last time this happened was the 'ice-age' over 10,000 years ago.



posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by notcanny
I think we're heading for a new ice-age and the government is trying to cover it up with 'global-warming' and 'climate change'. Think about it, most of Antarctica is cooling down, Britain just had two record snowfall winters in a row.
A chase of global cooling has happened every 10,000 years in earth's history. The last time this happened was the 'ice-age' over 10,000 years ago.



climate change will turn parts of the world much colder than they ever have been while other parts will be hotter. so yes, there will be a mini ice age. that's been the scientists position all along. it just won't cover the entire earth. also, the video in the OP was from january. since bumping this thread that isn't recent i just thought i'd mention that.



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