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“Sand River” in Iraq is actually a rapid movement of ice blocks

A video footage shows a sand river flowing across the desert due to an exceptional weather phenomenon. The rare changes in the weather resulted to form a “river bed”, which contains a frozen water to flow across the desert in Iraq.

As you can see in the video, the frozen river pellets follows the direction of a storm. The video was captured on November 16, 2015 and gone viral on the internet. According to the Mirror UK, the moving sand was golf sized ice balls moving at a speed as the river. They also called moving sand as “Sand River”.

According to the latest reports, there was heavy rain for the past few weeks, which lead to the death of thousands of people in Iraq. This monster rain also caused severe damage in countries like Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

It is common to see a continuous flood flow in the downward area, where there is no rainfall. Hence, the downward river flow indicates rainfall somewhere on the top. Similarly, we can get to a conclusion, the appearance constitutes same weather phenomena.

Some report suggests, countless number of round and uniform hail provide a route to move from one place to another much like fluid. If you go through middle east weather condition, the recorded daytime heat stick up to 70F in Jordan and Isreal. Later, it decreases to 40F in the night.

At the end of the video footage, we can see a closer view on the sand that shows an numerous hailstone. The other word for “hail” is rain, which falls in the form of snow. Normally, we can see hail in the hilly region. But in this case, immediate change in weather condition that leads to travel frozen rain, which is extraordinary. There is no more forward information or reason to cause rare weather behavior. 

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