UAE

Mohammed Al-Shaker

If it’s going to snow, the Middle East’s leading weatherman is the first to say

Writer

John Burns

Photographer

Natalee Cocks

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On February 4, 1992, Mohammed Al-Shaker sat down at his living room window to watch snow fall over his hometown, Amman. The next day, newspapers reported that the blizzard had left behind one foot of snow; the city’s airport, schools and roads all shut down. Police reported 121 traffic accidents that night.

‘Sometimes people say, “Before that snowstorm,” or “After that snowstorm,” and this was one of those – a remarkable event for Jordanians,’ Al-Shaker says. ‘It was a historic event – the strongest snowstorm on record and the first time that I’d ever seen snow.’

 

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If it’s going to snow, the Middle East’s leading weatherman is the first to say
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