Blizzard or Armageddon for Sakhalin and the Khabarovsk Territory

While Moscow is recovering from its snowstorm, it is time for the Far East to prepare for its own snowstorm. That is not true for the entire Far East, but only for Sakhalin and the Khabarovsk Territory.

Here’s what the head of the Meteo forecasting center Alexander Vasilyevich Shuvalov thinks.

“On Sunday and Monday, a huge cyclone will develop over the Sea of ​​Japan. In the next two days,  on Tuesday and Wednesday, it will cover northern Japan, Sakhalin and the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk from Khabarovsk Territory with heavy rains and hurricane winds, ” he explained.

According to the forecast, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for the period from Monday night to Wednesday inclusive, up to 80 mm of snow may fall, and the wind will increase to 30 m/s, that is, to more than 100 km/h. In addition, on Tuesday, February 16, the temperature will rise to 3-5 degrees. This means that the new snow will become moist, heavy and sticky. Wire breaks, power outages in the villages are almost inevitable.

The situation will be much more serious than in the Central region. In Moscow, about 30 mm of snow fell the day before, the wind increased to 50 km/h and the snow at a temperature of -10 … -15°C was light and flowing freely. But in Sovetskaya Gavan and Cape Terpeniya, a “true” black snowfall “is expected with winds up to 120-130 km/h”.

However, as Alexander Vasilyevich summarized, “for the Armageddon capital of Sakhalin it’s an annual practice. But the cyclone is very serious and we must be prepared for this hurricane ”.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

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  1. I’ve just read the original article in Russian. “80 mm of snow” is an incorrect translation into English of the original word in the Russian text meaning “precititation”. It refers to water. And 80 mm of water corresponds roughly to 2.6 feet of snow.

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