The rare snow storm in 1992 that hit Jordan and the Levant at this time in February

2022-02-24 2022-02-24T14:22:27Z
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Weather of Arabia - During this time in 1992, the heaviest snow storm was forming in Jordan and the Levant since 1950. Snow fell from February 24-26, and peaked on February 25 with such intensity that the thickness of the snow accumulated on the mountains was about 3 meters, Here are the scenes and details of the snow storm that are still stuck in the memory of Jordanians.

 

 

Snow fell on the Kingdom’s regions during 1992 several times. It began during December 1991 and continued, once during January, and four times in February. The snow storm at the end of February was the most prominent, specifically on February 24, 1992 AD. Especially since it is the period when people see the end of winter and the approach of spring.

 

In that period, an air rise affected the central and western European continent, with a very cold and polar air mass over Siberia and the Black Sea regions, flowing towards the eastern basin of the Mediterranean and forming a snow storm, which affected the Kingdom for two days (24-26) of the month. In February, the Kingdom was at that time under heavy and rare snow, which accumulated in all regions of the Kingdom until the southern regions, and temperatures dropped dramatically until they approached 15 degrees below zero Celsius in the southern regions.

 

Among the effects caused by the snow storm in 1992, which are unforgettable in the memory of Jordanians, are:

  • Water froze in water pipes until they exploded in many areas, which led to water cuts to homes.
  • Livestock deaths and great losses in agricultural and livestock wealth occurred.
  • A shortage of some foodstuffs occurred in many families, especially bread.
  • A large accumulation of snow led to the closure of roads completely for several days.
  • The height of the snow in Sweileh and the northern areas of the capital Amman reached 120 cm, and the height of the accumulated snow in the Shara Mountains and southern Jordan exceeded 3 meters.
This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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