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Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:04 PM

Russia and eastern Europe were blanketed with orange snow in a freak weather event

Source: businessinsider.com




Russia and eastern Europe were blanketed with orange snow in a freak weather event
Alexandra Ma
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Storms in northern Africa picked up sand, dust, and pollen particles from the Sahara and blew them across the Mediterranean and Europe, The Independent reported. It then mixed with snow and rain in eastern Europe and Russia, turning the snow orange.

Skiers and snowboarders in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Romania posted photos of the surreal scenes on social media on Friday and Saturday. People in the region complained of sand in their mouths, the BBC reported.

The weather phenomenon happens every five years or so, and has previously occurred in other parts in the world, meteorologists said.

The same weather event also caused the skies in Greek island of Crete to turn orange on Thursday.




Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-and-eastern-europe-orange-snow-in-rare-weather-event-2018-3



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Reply Russia and eastern Europe were blanketed with orange snow in a freak weather event (Original post)
riversedge Mar 2018 OP
IronLionZion Mar 2018 #1
jmbar2 Mar 2018 #2
FSogol Mar 2018 #10
Leith Mar 2018 #3
neohippie Mar 2018 #4
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #5
MFM008 Mar 2018 #7
flibbitygiblets Mar 2018 #9
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #6
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2018 #8

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:06 PM

1. Don't eat yellow snow

I wouldn't eat orange snow either.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:10 PM

2. Sign of the Trumpocaplyse!

Mueller is going to rapture a bunch of MAGAts

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 03:10 PM

10. Total Cheetoo Orange-Out!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:10 PM

3. There's a Metaphor in This Story

Something like "Trump dirt covering the former Eastern Bloc."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:12 PM

4. for some reason it reminds me of this

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Response to neohippie (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:21 PM

5. LOL

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Response to neohippie (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:32 PM

7. Cheeto dust

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Response to neohippie (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 02:53 PM

9. OMG grossssssss!!!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:22 PM

6. K & R for the punchline setup alone!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:42 PM

8. 'Orange snow' baffles eastern Europeans

'Orange snow' baffles eastern Europeans

25 March 2018

People in eastern Europe have been wondering at the appearance of orange-tinted snow.

Pictures of the snow have been posted on social media from Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova.

Meteorologists say the phenomenon is caused by sand from Sahara desert storms mixing with snow and rain.

It occurs roughly once every five years but concentrations of sand are higher than usual this time. People have complained of sand in their mouths.

Skiers and snowboarders from resorts near the Russian city of Sochi sent pictures of the unusual scenes.

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