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A powerful, slow-moving storm is producing historic snows in the Middle East – from Jerusalem to parts of Cairo.
From all accounts, snow in Cairo is exceptionally rare – although historical records are difficult to attain
Some reports suggest it’s the first snow in Cairo in over 100 years – although they are not substantiated.
New York Magazine offers this intelligence:
Claims that this is Cairo’s first snowfall in exactly 112 years seem to be sourced from a tweet by one local man who later admitted he was just guesstimating. Whatever the exact number is, though, the point is that it basically never snows in Cairo.
I wonder, do the even have snow plows over there?
It might have something to do with this: The sun's lazy!
Either that or it took Obama seriously when he said we couldn't just run our planet at 70 degrees all the time and have everyone be OK with it.edit on 13-12-2013 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)