Snow in Saudi Arabia!!!

Published January 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Snow covered the mountain tops in northwest Saudi Arabia, near the border with Jordan.  


Bahrain Tribune Daily, citing Al-Iqtissadiya, reported that the Al-Luz mountains, part of the Sarawat range, which are above 8,000 feet, received nearly eight inches of snow on Friday, as part of one of the heaviest snow and rain systems to sweep across the Middle East.  


In Jordan, heavy rains continued to wreak havoc on the Zai Water Treatment Plant, which was forced to cut off supplies for the second time in a week, according to the Jordan Times daily. The water had become murky because floods in the King Abdullah Canal and Yarmouk River flooded. 


While Jordan has received large amounts of rain in the past couple of weeks, the amount is still bellow normal. The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported that since winter began, the kingdom received 2,210.5 million cubic meters of water, which equal 25.9 percent of the annual average of 8.532 billion cubic meters. These totals, however, do not include the amount of rain that fell over the weekend. 

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