Weather of Arabia - On the morning of Thursday, January 10, 2008, the city of Arar, in northern Saudi Arabia, witnessed a snow storm that fell with heavy snow, as this snow began to accumulate starting at half past two in the morning, and was accompanied by a cold wave that lowered temperatures to below zero.
This snow storm lasted for more than 8 continuous hours, with a circumference of about 175 km.
The city did not sleep at the time, as the residents went out to enjoy the event despite the severe cold, especially since Arar had not witnessed such snow intensity for more than twenty years.
Then the external roads crowded immediately after sunrise, as many residents of Arar went to wilderness trips to enjoy the picturesque snow scenes accompanied by beautiful raindrops, and the sun remained hidden behind the clouds with a light mist that gave the atmosphere an irresistible attraction and charm.
With the early morning hours of Friday, January 11, 2008, the people of Baghdad woke up to a strange phenomenon they were not familiar with in their daily lives, and their knowledge of it was limited to what they saw on television screens, as snow fell in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for the first time in nearly a century.
In a commentary by a resident of Baghdad (68 years), he spoke of how he was surprised by the snow falling when he woke up at dawn to perform the prayer, that although the snow was in small quantities, but it was the first time he had seen this situation in Baghdad, even his children were very happy as they crowded onto a balcony. home to follow the event.
It is worth noting that the cities of northern Iraq and its mountainous heights witness annual snowfall, but it was the first time that this phenomenon was witnessed in Baghdad, which raised the astonishment and surprise of its residents and pushed them to take to the streets despite the cold weather.
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