Moscow has already DOUBLED normal January snowfall

And it’s only the 19th!

Russia’s weather center issued an orange weather warning on Tuesday as heavy snowfall threatened to disrupt traffic in Moscow.

The Hydrometeorological Center of Russia said 12-15 centimeters of snow was expected on Tuesday.

This follows a week of heavy snowfall in Moscow. Since the start of the month 77 centimeters of snow has fallen in the capital — more than twice the average for January, TASS said.

More than 18,000 machines and 60,000 people have been deployed in the city to clear snow, according to TASS.

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5 thoughts on “Moscow has already DOUBLED normal January snowfall”

  1. Heavy snowfall and winds hit northern Japan, residents evacuate. January 19, 2016.
    Heavy snow and strong winds hit Japan’s northern part on Tuesday, prompting some residents in coastal city of Nermuro to evacuate to local shelters. Temperatures fell as low as minus 2.2 Degree Celsius before sunrise and winds blew at speeds reaching 20.3 metres per second later in the day, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. According to local media, 120 centimeters of snow is expected to fall in areas of Hokkaido by Wednesday morning. About 4,000 households were given evacuation warnings, as the danger of a flood increased, Japanese media reported. Public buildings such as libraries and city halls are being used as evacuation centers, local media said. The weather is expected to clear up by Thursday, according to weather reports. Snow began falling across eastern and western Japan on Monday, causing huge delays in train operations in Tokyo.

    Reader’s comment: This news item is from a Myanmar website. The MSM in the Netherlands do not bring this kind of news.

  2. More Than 50,000 Lose Power As Northern Japan Hit With Heavy Snowfall. January 19, 2016
    A rapidly developing low pressure system dumped vast quantities of snow onto northern Japan from the night of Jan. 18 to early Jan. 19, cutting power to more than 50,000 households across the region and prompting an evacuation advisory for part of Hokkaido.
    Some 232 centimeters of snowfall were recorded in the Sukayu hot spring resort in Aomori as of 9 a.m. on Jan. 19, while people could be seen in the center of the Aomori prefectural capital clearing snow starting very early in the morning.

    Mongolia experiencing very low temperatures, heavy snowfall
    Bishkek (AKIpress) – 20.01.2016 – Frost-cold-winter Mongolia is experiencing very low temperatures and heavy snowfall since early-November 2015, locally named dzud (or jute, mass deaths of livestock in winter). According to the National Emergency Management Authority, snow has covered 90 percent of the total territory with conditions getting more severe, ReliefWeb reports.
    Based on the latest assessment report released from the Mongolian government in early-January 2016, 50 districts in 16 provinces are currently categorized as experiencing dzud, while 120 districts in 20 provinces are on the edge of entering dzud condition.
    Some local level governments have already declared dzud in their respective districts as part of the early warning and preparedness measures.
    The Information and Research Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment has indicated that based on the weather forecast, continuous snowfall, snowstorms and temperatures are expected to persist on average of below -25 degrees Celsius (-13°F) during daytime and -38 degrees (-36°F) during night in the coming weeks. These will further affect more than 965,000 people, especially vulnerable herders living in the affected districts.

    Reader’s comment: The leading Mongolia news website UB Post does not mention this news. Their whole country is in a terrible deep freeze for several months now , but they keep silent about it. I think that is crazy, The weather has become politics.

  3. Greece, 20 JANUARY 2016. Snowfall and low temperatures across the country.
    Heavy snowfall has been recorded across the country from early Wednesday. Snow has fallen in central Greece and traffic in the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas is only conducted with the use of snow chains.
    Problems have been reported on Athens-Thessaloniki motorway, particularly at Martino, where a large number of snow graders are working to keep the road open.
    On Mt.Pelion the snow has reached 70cm and the access to Hania snow resort is possible only by the use of snow chains.
    Snow is also falling over the islands of the complex of Sporades, particularly over Skopelos and Alonnissos.
    Below zero temperatures are recorded in all the regions of Central and Western Macedonia with the lowest one in the city of Florina (-12C) and Ptolemaida (-11C).
    In the city of Thessaloniki the thermometre early Wednesday was stuck at -01C while rain and sleet are expected to fall within the day in the city.

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