Hail storm turns Road to Mecca into Winter Wonderland

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Argiris has some unusual weather in Saudi Arabia which looking at some of the videos appears to be hail and not snow as it is bouncing off windscreens.

Argiris Diamantis writes:

Google-searching for snow and snowfall in Arabic language I found this news item. I found confirmation of this news item in other sources. So it seems this is not a hoax, however it could be a lot of hail.

شاهد.. تساقط الثلوج على طريق #مكة – #المدينة

See .. snowfall on the road to Mecca # – # city    2016/01/14

01/14/2016 23:57 pm – Vyalsaudih day, harvest 14 760 today

Activists circulated a video clip showing heavy snow on the road to Mecca Almakramh- Medina, said Thursday.

And it expected the General Presidency of Meteorology and Environment Protection in its report on the state of the weather, cloudy skies partly cloudy, with a slight rise in temperature, and a chance to form thunder cloud rainy on Aser, and Baha, Jizan, and Mecca and Medina, accompanied actively in the Wind exciting dust and sand.

“Met” as I expected Tkona fog during the night and early morning on the south-western and western highlands and parts of Hail and Qassim region.

Moments snowfall on the road to the city Mkh – 14 jan. 2016

فيديو | شاهد لحظات تساقط الثلوج على طريق “مكة – المدينة”

http://www.almadenahnews.com/article/446645 -بالفيديو-تساقط-نادر-للثلوج-على-طريق-مكة-المدينة

City News: – witnessed by Almakramh- Mecca Medina, on Thursday (January 14, 2016), heavy snowfall.

The activists circulated on the Internet, a video clip snowfall on Mecca – Medina Road shows heavily.

The General Presidency of Meteorology and Environmental Protection predicted in its report on the state of the weather, cloudy skies partly cloudy, with a slight rise in temperatures and the chance to form thunder cloud rainy on Aser, Al-Baha, Jazan, Mecca, and Medina, accompanied actively in the Wind exciting dust and sand.

Meteorology also expected Tkona fog during the night and early morning on the south-western and western highlands and parts of Hail and Qassim region.

Another Arab news item I found predicts the coming of extremely cold air masses to Amman (Jordan) by January 23.

Snowfall is expected to last until the end of this month. The translation is very poor and we will see if it really happens.

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