from the get-your-snowboards-out dept.
Submitted via IRC for cmn32480
The Sahara Desert is famously hot, dry, generally inhospitable and covered in sand as far as the eye can see. It's a little bit more diverse than that in reality, however, with lush green segments dotted along the Nile Valley and scattered in the margins surrounding an extremely arid heart – and, yes, precipitation does fall across the region several times per year.
Snowfall on the sand dunes of the Sahara, however, is a little unexpected.