Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snow falls in the Sahara desert for the first time in 37 years

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are better musicians than they are meteorologists.

Their 1984 Band Aid prediction that "there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime" has once again been proven wrong -- and this time in spectacular fashion.

The Algerian town of Ain Sefra, deep in the dry, hot Sahara desert was hit by a freak snowfall on December 19. It's the first time snow has fallen in the region in 37 years.

The last time flakes are reported to have fallen here was when a brief blizzard hit town in February 1979 ....