Sahara sand currently deposits along the Black Sea coast. These surreal pictures of dusty snow are currently being shared from ski resorts like Krasnaya Polyana and Sochi in Russia and Romania. Pink snow has also been reported in Ukraine. The Sahara desert is thousands of kilometers away and is transported by powerful winds in the troposphere. That is just another amazing weather phenomenon!

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Sahara sand is covering Black sea ski resorts. via Instagram
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A martian landscape on Earth. via Instagram

This first drone video was recorded after an avalanche in Azau glade, Kabardino-Balkaria, Elbrus region on March 24, 2018:

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I would also like to try skiing on Sahara dust. via Buffer
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And I tell you it isn’t so easy to breath with so much Sahara dust around. via Buffer
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I don’t know if this Sahara sand is good for your skis. via Buffer

The sand deposition is just incredible:

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OMG that is surreal! via Instagram
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An avalanche showing the snow contrast occurred in the region of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia. via VK
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The snow is dusty and everybody is happy. via VK

And guys, get out of there:

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Pleople are skiing on Sahara sand in Sochi. via Buffer

Baffling pink snow in Ukraine:

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But wow! can you imagine skiing on some of these pink slopes in Ukraine. via sun
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In Ukraine, the snow even turned pink due to the Sahara sand phenomenon. via sun
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Here the snow is more orangy-pink. via Buffer

The reason behind this invasion of Sahara dust in several countries across Europe is a huge sandstorm in the northeastern part of the Sahara. The extreme windy conditions there make it possible that the sand is lifted to the troposphere, where the sand is then transferred via atmospheric circulation over thousands of kilometers.

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The cloud of sahara sand stretches from north-eastern Libya, through the island of Crete and the Aegean Sea to Turkey and the Black Sea coast. This belt will gradually move toward northeast during the day. Cyprus will also be under a thick layer of Sahara dust. A smaller concentration of dust will stretch from the south of Ukraine to the Balkans, in Central and Southern Italy. via Severe-weather

The dense belt of Sahara dust stretches from north-eastern Libya, through the island of Crete and the Aegean Sea to Turkey and the Black Sea coast. This belt will gradually move toward northeast. Cyprus will also be under a thick layer of Sahara dust. A smaller concentration of dust will stretch from the south of Ukraine to the Balkans, in Central and Southern Italy. The same phenomenon happened about 1 month ago, but not in such a scale! A new normal?

Such an unexpected weather phenomenon is so baffling, just surreal! WOW!

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