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East Siberian cold winter continues.

The land over the Black Sea came under the influence of the Siberian cold, especially at night in Eastern Anatolia where temperature have fallen significantly .

The lowest temperature in the night in Erzurum and Kars was measured as 19 degrees below zero Celsius.

According to the Regional Directorate of Meteorology, last night’s lowest air temperatures in degrees Celsius below zero were measured:
Ardahan, -17, Agri, -10 , Erzincan, -9 , Igdır -5 , Mus -3.

After snowfall in the district of Ardahan Posof meters to find a stalactite roofs occurred. (This is from Google translate. I don’t know what it means. Maybe that there were meters-long icecicles?)

In Kars gas pipes and light poles froze. ( I’m not sure what this means either. How do light poles freeze?)

Vehicles belonging to the fire department had to have their fuel tanks heated at regular intervals to prevent them from freezing.

I don’t know whether this is normal in Turkey or not, but it sure as hell does not look like global warming.


Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link


6 Responses to Turkey – Due to the severe cold, lakes, streams, and rivers have turned to ice fountains

  1. Ernest Bush says:

    I spent 18 months on a mountain overlooking the Black Sea in the mid-1960s. There was plenty of snow and wearing of parkas, sometimes. I bet it moderated later to return, now, to these conditions.

  2. Mike says:

    How do light poles freeze? I don’t know, but I wouldn’t test it with my tongue. http://youtu.be/_RgCbcT8eEU

  3. I reckon it means VERY long iceicles…like stalactites……and probably thick ice on what we call “Lamp Standards” …..which are street-lights on posts. Another term is “Streetlamps”.
    I think that is what is meant.
    Thanks for letting us know about the severe cold in Turkey.

    A High Pressure over southern Scandinavia in winter always brings very cold Siberian air clockwise across Europe.

  4. Dmh says:

    Looks like normal Siberian winters are back. :-)

  5. Jacob says:

    I haven’t been able to watch this, but maybe you might get a kick out of seeing it. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/11/28/newday-spinning-ice-disk-in-river.cnn.html

  6. laurel says:

    frozen turkey for xmas:-)

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