Let’s go back to 2013's ‘Alexa’ snowstorm

Jordan

Published: 2018-12-12 13:13

Last Updated: 2018-12-12 13:46


Let’s go back to 2013's ‘Alexa’ snowstorm
Let’s go back to 2013's ‘Alexa’ snowstorm
Roya News Source

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Jordanians recall the fifth anniversary of the snowstorm "Alexa", which brought heavy accumilation of snow, imposed a curfew and closed several roads in most areas of the Kingdom.

As of dawn of December 12, 2013, thick snow started falling all over the mountains in the Kingdom, and lasted for three days, leading to an unprecedented snowstorm in Jordan's climate.

Alexa, which swept the northern and central parts of the kingdom, including Amman, was the most powerful winter storm since February 2003. It was even the strongest when compared to the 1992 snow storm.

In addition to snow accumulation, Alexa brought torrential rain, exceeding 200 millimeters within about three days in the northern and central mountains, which claimed the lion's share of snow accumulation.

Throughout the storm, Jordan was affected by a big freeze and sharp frost that continued until the 26th of December 2013.