‘weather’ Category

  1. The way it should be


    February 5, 2018 by AK

    Central Russia has gotten too much snow in the past week – ideally, it should have fallen over a few weeks, not days – but the cities and the countryside are finally looking the way they ought to in the middle of a Russian winter. Yes, Moscow and the environs have put on their once-canonical …
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  2. The first snowfall of June


    June 3, 2017 by AK

    Searching YouTube and Google images for snow in Moscow “June 2” (in Russian) and the Russian #weathergonemad tag on Instagram should turn up enough results to give one an idea of yesterday’s snowfall in Central Russia. A chance event is not a valid argument against a theory based on long-term trends and averages. The fact …
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  3. “Freak winds” in Moscow


    May 29, 2017 by AK

    Storm warnings were duly issued, but no one expected the hurricane to inflict so much damage in so little time. The BBC reports: At least 11 people died when a severe thunderstorm hit the Russian capital Moscow, health officials say. Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical …
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  4. Winter’s back


    April 1, 2013 by AK

    For most people who care about Easter, the holiday was yesterday; Orthodox Russians will have to wait till May. Looking out of the window here in Moscow one could say it makes sense on purely meteorological grounds. It snowed again this (Monday) morning, rather heavily; the snow degenerated into rain gradually, with an occasional lightning. …
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  5. Weather update


    April 9, 2007 by AK

    Winter is back in Moscow. “Christmas is approaching,” as intracorporate spam goes.

  6. Weather bane


    February 9, 2006 by AK

    We’ve had another round of frosty weather for over a week now, and it’s getting tiresome. You have to eat and sleep more when you’re exposed to low temperatures, and since there are few parking garages in the center of Moscow, having to warm up the car reduces the difference in exposure between those who …
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