Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Russia in the Mist 

In the beginning of the second decade of January 2016 the cyclone “Daniella” affected the European part of Russia.

Cyclone “Daniella” originated in Central Europe and brought a lot of rain and snowfall.
The orange weather alert has been issued by the Met Office for strong wind and snowfall for 12th and 13th January 2016 in Capital region and also in other regions of Central Russia.
Strong snowfall in St.-Petersburg will continue for the next 3 days.

In Moscow just in one day 1/3 of monthly rate of precipitation for this period was observed.
Snow fall in Moscow was the biggest since the beginning of the winter, but not on the record.

The wind could reach 20m/sec. About 100 flights from Moscow have been delayed.
But the roads in capital are working in relaxed style because of the service provided by the transport ministry to clean the roads on time.

Because of the snowfalls in the Central Russian town Ulyanovsk the traditional celebration of the Old New Year (13-14th January) was postponed till the upcoming weekend on 16th January, when the travel will be resumed.

On federal road between Moscow and St.-Petersburg there was 170 mm of snow just in one day - equivalent to whole month of precipitation.

180 special machines for cleaning the snow have been working around the clock. So there was no traffic jam on the road.

Near the city Voronezh the icy rain damaged the electrical cables, which were teared apart by the weight of ice. The households have been left without electricity.
Public transport in Moscow was not affected by the weather conditions. The Metro rails were cleared from snow timely, so the travel was not disrupted.

Citizens have been encouraged not to use their cars, but to use the public transport instead, which run smoothly.

TASS-Society. (More rare weather photos in the original)

Translated from Russian by ZenaV_1.0 © for Karlos DJX  ©

Noted: Russia in the Mist  here is a variation on Russia in the Shadows, a documentary by Herbert George Wells, written in 1920 after his visits to Soviet Russia. 

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