Orange snow is supposedly a thing now, as Eastern Europe was hit with the off-colored snow this week.
The snow isn’t the result of dye, or a weird ecological disaster, but instead a natural process that happens every five years or so. In the Sahara, massive storms kick up huge clouds of dust. Scientists have found dust from the Sahara drifting on American coastlines.
Skiers in eastern Europe were greeted by these eerie scenes at ski resorts over the weekend, as dust from a sandstorm in the Sahara desert caused snow to turn orange. Meteorologists say this happens about every five years, and is caused by sand, dust and pollen being stirred up and swept across from storms in northern Africa. Photos: @katrin.jd @margarita_alshina @ksusha_knopik & @sinyaya_ptiza
So, yes, orange snow is slightly unnerving, but it’s completely natural.