Sahara Desert covered in 15 inches of SNOW

Second winter in a row, now. 

But it was warm snow…

8 Jan 2018 – More than 15 inches (40cm) blanketed sand dunes across the small town of Ain Sefra, Algeria.

It is the second time snow has hit in nearly 40 years, with a dusting also recorded in December 2016.

But yesterday’s snowfall is much deeper than last year’s fleeting flurries, which brought chaos across the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy.

Before that, Ain Sefra last saw snow on February 18, 1979. That snow storm lasted just half an hour.