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It's Snowing in Atacama Desert

by Bidita Debnath on  August 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
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Atacama Desert in Chile, described as the driest hot desert in the world, was recently witness to a rare occurrence- snowfall.
 It's Snowing in Atacama Desert
It's Snowing in Atacama Desert

San Pedro de Atacama's residents said that the weekend snow was the heaviest in 30 years for the desert city, which is 750 miles north of the capital, Santiago, Sky News reported.

Meanwhile, local officials asserted that they are concerned that the snow and rain that fell over the weekend could cause rivers to flood.

The national tourism office added that the road to the city was temporarily blocked due to the unusual weather.

Although officials expect more rain in the area, they have not ordered any evacuation.

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