Incredible footage captures first snowfall in the Sahara Desert in 37 years


They probably weren't dreaming of a white Christmas in Algeria, but it looks like they might get one anyway.

On December 20, the Sahara Desert saw its first flurry of many seasons, breaking a 37-year snow drought.

The last winter storm the region saw was all the way back in February 1979, according to Daily Mail.

Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata shared footage of the frosted desert taken in the small Saharan town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, on Facebook.

Since it was posted, the stunning video has already been viewed 5,100 times.

Now, the only question that remains is -- will enough powder stick to make a snowman, or will sandmen have to suffice?

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