10 Jan 2017 – Lack of snow cover (less than 2 inches) on the fields leaves them vulnerable.
Meteorologists forecast that air temperatures will fall to 13-17 C below zero, perhaps even to minus 20 degrees.
“The current level of snow cover is insufficient for reliable protection of winter crops against frosts harsher than minus 15 degrees lasting for five days,” said analyst UkrAgroConsult on Thursday.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
The BBC contradicts Reuters on this, says Argiris. The BBC says it’s not very cold in Ukraine, not colder than minus 8C, and that there is heavy snowfall.
In fact, there is so much snow that it hampered traffic in 4 areas and travel is still difficult on several roads in Khmelnytsky and Mykolayiv regions.
There is so much snow that rescuers removed 1,500 cars and almost 4,000 people.