Here in Canada we are very familar with the white stuff. Other parts of the world get their fair share of it too, but on this day it fell with a hint of Orange.
According to an article from USA Today, thanks to dust blowing in from the Sahara Desert, folks in several Eastern European countries this weekend were surprised to see their snow turn a weird orange colour.
Skiers and snowboarders saw orange snow in at least four countries, including Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania
“We’re skiing on Mars today,” exclaimed one social media user as he skied down the slopes, according to CNN.
The freak weather phenomenon was brought about by sand being blown from the Sahara Desert in northern Africa. In a NASA satellite image, the dust was visible as a light brown streak staining the white clouds above Eastern Europe, the Weather Channel said.
AccuWeather meteorologist Eric Leister said “the jet stream dipped southward across Europe and into northern Africa. This caused the storm track to also be farther south with a series of storms crossing the Mediterranean Sea.”
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