Bizarre river of sand and hail strikes desert
Monday, November 16, 2015, 3:21 PM - Deserts are known for being dry and barren.
While the occasional sand storm will move sand around, these landscapes are typically stationary, so imagine the surprise of locals when a massive river of sand and hail started flowing through Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter, the largest contiguous sand desert on the planet.
The above footage was uploaded to YouTube on November 11, 2015.
Active weather has been hammering the Middle East this month, leading to unusual weather patterns, including hail.
At one point in the video, a man can be seen reaching into the flowing mass and retrieving large chunks of hail.
Heavy rain over the past few weeks has triggered floods that have killed dozens of people in Iraq and caused widespread damage in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
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