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Drivers urged to refrain from traveling! 

Yesterday and this morning in the North Karelia have been heavy snowfalls. In some areas, Petrozavodsk received 20-30 cm (8 to 12 inches) of snow .

According to forecasters, more snow is now approaching Petrozavodsk. On the night of May 2, the capital of Karelia expects about ten centimeters of wet snow, and temperature will drop to 1 … -2 degrees.

STSI urges drivers to refrain from traveling.

Petrozavodsk is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia.

http://gazeta-petrozavodsk.ru/content/k-petrozavodsku-priblizhaetsya-snegopad-gibdd-prizyvaet-voditelei-vozderzhatsya-ot-poezdok

At the May holidays in Karelia SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED

In some regions of Karelia today (30.04) it snowed – in Kalevala and Kem area. In Segezhskiy area snowfall is still ongoing. At the May holidays in Karelia will begin cooling. The average daily temperature in the afternoon will be +1 – +5°. The night will keep temperatures below zero during the night of Friday to Saturday, the thermometer drops to -6 °.

Due to changes in temperature, expect ice on the roads of the republic. Many drivers have already changed their studded tires for “summer” tires.

Karelia police urge drivers to avoid traveling if possible.

http://karelinform.ru/news/society/48571/na_mayskie_prazdniki_v_karelii_ojidaetsya_snegopad

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

 

8 Responses to Snowfall to hit Petrozavodsk

  1. AJ Virgo says:

    Late April we had the first forecast for snow across Alpine areas of southeastern Australia and the same again today.
    This is the fourth year in a row that the ski season could start early because normally it is the Queen’s birthday long weekend on June 9.

  2. Bill says:

    Why Putin wants the Ukraine? F_A_R_M_L_A_N_D_!_!

  3. richard says:

    wow , I have been there, loved it. If you ever get the chance, do the Journey along the massive waterways from St Petersburg to Moscow.

  4. laurel says:

    all the widespread colder than normals are going to muck up growing seasons kill spring lambs etc and make life a lot harder when a bit later on the losses become apparent by high prices n shortages..

  5. laurel says:

    might be a bit ug for the sth and east of aus soon, we have a mouse plague in one state and spreading
    and the rains, late, seem to have decided to make up for lost time, so far in the last 4 hrs we’ve had over an inch, where I live
    on hard dry baked soils that means runoff n flooding for some areas

  6. Terry says:

    It’s a very cool weekend in Alberta and there’s some snowfall warnings for Banff and southward.

    6:47 AM MDT Friday 02 May 2014
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Banff Nat. Park near Banff, Banff Nat. Park near Lake Louise, Banff Nat. Park near Saskatchewan River Crossing, Clearwater Co. near Siffleur Wilderness Area, Kananaskis I.D. near Highwood and Cataract Creek, Kananaskis I.D. near Kananaskis Village, M.D. of Bighorn near Canmore Exshaw and Ghost Lake and M.D. of Bighorn near Ghost River Wilderness regions

    Snowfall – early evening to early morning Sunday.

    A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) is expected.

    Cold arctic air will settle over the province today gradually pushing up against the mountains by this evening. Meanwhile a low pressure system developing in southern British Columbia has begun pumping warm moist pacific air across the mountains. The two features will act in conjunction to generate 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) of snow in the Banff and Kananaskis regions especially over higher terrain. precipitation has already begun as rain and this will change to a mix of rain and snow and then snow this evening as the cold arctic air undercuts the moist pacific flow. conditions are expected to improve early sunday as the low begins to move to the east.

    Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

    Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

  7. jbird says:

    Petrozavosk is at 61 degrees, 47 minutes north latitude. That’s 3 degrees of latitude further north than Churchill, Manitoba (58 deg. 46 min.) where they do the Polar Bear tours.

  8. Argiris Diamantis says:

    Today, May 2, in the last month of spring, in Irkutsk there was a big snowfall.
    Large flakes of snow were melted by the sun, and hardly appeared on earth. But first strong wind arose and later Irkutsk people could watch precipitation. In the capital Pribaikalye spring weather works wonders!
    Big snow dropping – the phenomenon itself is beautiful and attracts attention. Thanks to video evidence we can say that in the capital of Eastern Siberia snow was not only in the winter months, but also in the spring, in each of the three (months).
    http://mreporter.ru/reports/37049 (with video).

    In Adjara snowfall perennial crops destroyed 2,000 hectares of land. Most of the perennial crops grown on 2000 hectares of mountainous Adjara, died due to snowfall, said today correspondent “Caucasian Knot” Head of Agriculture Development at the Ministry of Agriculture of Adjara Levan Bolkvadze .
    “As a result of an unexpected snowfall, which hit the mountainous regions of Adjara on April 22 affected 200 hectares of vineyards, 650 hectares of walnut (of which 120 grow large varieties), as well as 600 hectares and 650 hectares of persimmon stone fruits (tkemali)” – Levan Bolkvadze.
    http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/241952/

    According to him, 70 percent of those under the snow vineyards this year will not yield , and nut tkemali give only 20 % of the expected yield. ” Persimmon this year do not ripen – the trees are just green leaves ,” – he said.


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