Enlarge this imageOrange snow while in the mountains for the Rosa Khutor ski resort exterior Sochi, Ru sia, on Friday.Margarita Alshina/APhide captiontoggle captionMargarita Alshina/APOrange snow from the mountains for the Rosa Khutor ski resort outside the house Sochi, Ru sia, on Friday.Margarita Alshina/APSkiers in Ru sia posted some strange pictures on social networking about the weekend: slopes lined in snow with an unmistakably orange tinge. A post shared by Snowboard & Ski Instructor (@ksusha_knopik) on Ronnie Lott Jersey Mar 23, 2018 at 12:54am PDT A put up shared by (@nazd1234) on Mar 24, 2018 at 8:00am PDT Meanwhile in Crete, the sky had a similar mandarin glow, as if scooped from the same pint of sherbet. Amazing views in Palaiokastro, Crete today in thick Saharan dust! WOW! Report: Stavros Christopoulous pic.twitter.com/pcHyJn1a8v severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) March 22, 2018 It turns out these two phenomena have the same cause: strong winds in North Africa that are stirring sand from the Sahara and blowing it northeast acro s the Mediterranean. Enlarge this imageSatellite images from NASA show sand blowing from North Africa into Southern and Eastern Europe on Monday.NASAhide captiontoggle captionNASASatellite images from NASA show sand blowing from North Africa into Southern and Eastern Europe on Monday.NASAIn Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the sand is mixing right into the snow or landing on top of it. The BBC reports people complaining of sand in their mouth. Sahara or Siberia? Orange snow has been reported C. J. Beathard Jersey in eastern Europe and Ru sia. Saharan storms brought sand and dust acro s the Mediterranean, which mixed with the snow. This also turned skies an eerie shade of red acro s Cyprus pic.twitter.com/9LRrQCyC4S Met Office (@metoffice) March 26, 2018 Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist in the U.K.’s Met Office, tells NPR that the Saharan sand is so far afield, in part, because the jet stream has shifted farther south than it often is and because northern Africa is seeing a lot of thunderstorms for the moment. While such happenings aren’t common, Mitchell said they’re also not especially rare. Indeed, the powerful storm Ophelia turned the skies around London a https://www.49ersglintshop.com/Mitch-Wishnowsky-Jersey similar eerie shade of orange last year.But … orange snow? “I’ve never seen any reports of orange snow here,” Mitchell said.