Orange snow? Rare meeting of Siberia, Sahara over Europe

PTI Bucharest | Updated on March 27, 2018 Published on March 27, 2018

Orange snow blankets at Russian Ski Resort Gorky Gorod in Estosadok, Russia March 23, 2018 in this picture grab obtained from social media video.   -  Reuters

Orange snow has fallen in parts of eastern Europe after a rare meeting of Siberia and the Sahara.

Meteorologists say the snow from Siberia collided with dust-filled wind from the Sahara desert in Africa.

The orange snow has been spotted on mountains in Russia’s Sochi region, farther east in Georgia’s Adzharia region and at Romania’s Danube port of Galati.

Some skiers have posted photos on social media joking that they were on Mars, not a mountain.

Romanian meteorologist Mia Mirabela Stamate says a wind carrying sand particles from the Sahara met with a massive snowfall on Friday. She predicts that the orange-hued snow will move eastward.

Published on March 27, 2018
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