Record cold and blizzards
‘Cold Advices to Tomsk and Yekaterinburg Region (RU)’
Winter returns to the Urals – IA “Meteonews”
The cold front was the culprit at the beginning of the week in Siberia and the Urals.
The temperature in Yekaterinburg on the night of April 17 was a record low for these days, -10.4°C. And in the afternoon the temperature only approached zero, It was -1,2°C. On average, the day temperature almost 11 degrees was below the climatic norm.
Moreover, the sharp cooling was accompanied by snow with blizzard, ice and gusts of wind up to 16 m/s. A temporary snow cover was established in the Sverdlovsk Region. In Visim snow depth reached 12 cm.
On April 19 are expected snow, sleet, daytime rain, sleet on the roads, wind up to 15 m/s. The daytime temperature will rise to 3….10°C. Although the night is expected to be slightly frosty, -3 ..- 8°C, in the lowlands of the Chelyabinsk region to -13°C, in the Kurgan region to -10°C.
Tomsk citizens buried in snowdrifts
On the eve of the May holidays, the weather decided to arrange a “surprise”.
Yesterday, April 17, Tomsk region covered with a snow blanket. Snowfall and strong gusts provoked a power outage leaving more than 700 people without light.
Frosts are possible in most of the district, and in the Siberian Federal District in some places a blizzard and sleet.
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