A Snowstorm Blanketed the Sahara and Made It Look Like Another Planet

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This is a rare sight indeed. The first week of January saw an extremely rare storm blanket the Sahara with snow.

It was only the third snowfall in the Sahara in the last 40 years, and the photos that people took make the desert look like a different planet.

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Locals even used the occasion to sled down the snow covered sand dunes.T

This photo really captures just how much snow fell in the Sahara.

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With the weather so unpredictable, will we see another snowfall in the hottest desert in the world sooner than later?

h/t: Thrillist