Kazakhstan covered with snow

This year the winter in these areas came ahead of time, the air temperature anomaly is -4 ..- 6 degrees.

19  Oct 2016 – In the southern regions of Kazakhstan have been precipitation, mainly in the form of snow. The snow cover was formed in Chimkent and Novotroitsk over the past day, up to 9 cm.

Snow lies on the east of the country, in Semipalatinsk 3 cm. In Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the snow depth was 4 cm, and the temperature remained below zero.


Kazakhstan is expected to cloudy weather with rain and snow.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for these links

5 thoughts on “Kazakhstan covered with snow”

  1. Record low for Gander, NFLD.


    Weather summary for Newfoundland issued by Environment Canada at 5:35 a.m. NDT Wednesday 19 October 2016.


    The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on October 18, 2016:

    New record of -2.4 C (27.7 F)
    Old record of -2.3 C (27.9 F) set in 1978
    Records in this area have been kept since 1937

    Note: the temperature record reported here has been derived from a selection of historical stations in this geographic area that were active during the period of record.

    Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.



  2. looking grim for winter proper if its so much below avg now.
    and there large drops!
    curious how a hundredth of a deg warmer somewhere gets huge media flurries
    but REAL serious drops get zip?
    yes i AM being sarcastic;-)

  3. The southern hemisphere winter was early and hard. The question then was what will happen in the northern hemisphere. And we are already seeing the answer in places.

  4. I don’t want to jinx things but good things are happening to Greenland right now: http://www.dmi.dk/uploads/tx_dmidatastore/webservice/b/m/s/d/e/accumulatedsmb.png
    Robert, save a copy of today’s (10/19) graphs on your website because the amount of snow falling over the ice sheet is absolutely insane. The modeled amount of new snow that’s fallen today alone is equivalent to nearly 12 gigatons of water! It blew away the previous historical record for the day (grey shaded area) and is 10 Gt more than average.

    At first I had my doubts about whether or not the sharp drop in ice accumulation late last season (ending Aug 31st) would continue on into this water year. The graph shows clearly that up until the beginning of October accumulation was well below the normal trend. Since then, it’s been an absolutely spectacular jump upwards. Of course, the Greenland water year has barely just begun, but it’s headed in the right direction if you’re an alarmist worried about the melting ice cap raising sea levels. And if you’re a skeptic, you see this as good news that, indeed, nature is cyclical. At the very least, accumulating snow depths over the central ice cap will provide (a) insulation to thermal insolation and (b) a blanket over all the dust and bacterial growth darkening the surface.

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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