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After a "historic" storm in the Middle East, Cairo has been transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a blanket of powdery, white snow. Due to this area's low rate of precipitation and typically above-freezing winter temperatures, snow is an exceptionally rare weather phenomenon for the North African city. The Los Angeles Times reported that the last recorded snowfall in Cairo was more than 100 years ago. Continue reading for one more picture and additional information.

Huffington Post says: "Ali Abdelazim, an official at the city's meteorological centre, confirmed to the Agence France-Presse this is the 'first time in very many years' that snow has fallen in the Cairo area. Excited Egytians took to social media Friday to share photographs of the unusual meteorological event.



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This entry was posted on 12/15/2013 00:45am and is filed under Unusual, World News .
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