For the third time in less than 60 days, snow and frost covered the arid desert in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
This anomalous snow is due to an extreme mass of cold air coming from Europe and which spread to North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula causing strong cooling.
Three feet of snow were reported in the Tabuk region – a fairly dry place, where ususally less than 50 millimeters of rain is measured per year.
End of December 2016, a snowstorm covered the same region and desert of the Saudi Arabia.
Just another anomalous weather event!