Skip to comments.Itís a deadly cold Russian winter: minus 50 in Siberia ( Dec 2012 so the Heat is in USA)
Posted on 01/10/2013 8:33:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Spare a thought for people in Russia. Its the coldest winter since 1938. Temperatures may hit -25 in Moscow this weekend. They have already hit -50C in Siberia. Twenty-one people froze to death in one day. (See the Telegraph photo gallery)
Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits
Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized.
The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia.
Across the country, 45 people have died due to the cold, and 266 have been taken to hospitals. In total, 542 people were injured due to the freezing temperatures, RIA Novosti reported.
The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
Over the weekend, meteorologists predict temperatures will plunge even lower in the Moscow region, hitting -25. The Russian capital is also expected to be swept with snow, RIA Novosti reported.
Temperatures have been 7 degrees lower than the norm for five days already, which is considered an anomaly, according to the Meteonovosti.ru website
Apparently some Circus trainers thought it was a good idea to feed Vodka to their elephants and swear it saved them from the Siberian cold. Though doctors are warning that alcohol is a bad plan for people
h/t William Happer (who is in Siberia) and Gordon Fulks who passed on the message. Darren Porter too. Thank you!
In related news, Death Valley, USA, is hot in July...
Siberia, the ultimate Al Gore Climate change goal.
A foot of snow in Lebanon yesterday.
Food prices already rising due to the new ice age.
Temperature drops 2deg.Celsius per thousand feet. This is just a rough estimate. Some books state 2.5 and some state 3.0
I remember reading history and how the Germans had to cope with General Winter fighting in Russia.
Some books says? I get the wind aloft chart daily during my airline tenure I think they're the same it never changed... :-)
We are continuing to have record cold weather in California from San Diego to the Oregone border.
Of course this realty will be ignored by the Gorebull Warmer Mediots and politicians.
Below are links re the record cold weather which may last until the end of this week.
It got up to 50* today after a low of 26 in Benderville this morning...
Was in Walnut Creek this morning to do a boundary survey. There was a steady 38 degree wind out of the northeast, very nasty.
I was setup in a dirt road between two houses, about 20 feet wide, and fenced on both sides. I look up the road to the northeast, and there are about 5 or six coastal deer of varying size, both does and two bucks, one fully grown (big) and a yearling, marching steadily toward us.
We were downwind so they couldn’t get our scent, but they obviously could see us, and they kept coming until they were about 10 feet from us and stopped. It became obvious that they were there to feed on the plentiful shrubery, and they were oblivious to our presence. I felt like I was at the north pole, and Santa’s herd had us surrounded. :o)
When we were flying down to Peru in November, the external temperature shown on the video screen varied between -50 and -60, and that was even as we crossed the equator.
Back in the ‘60s we used to expect a January warm spell in the mid 70s here in the Bay Area, but rarely see one anymore.
We had 60 degrees here in Michigan the other day but were back down into the teens.
Yesterday morning, when we woke up a little before dawn, there was no frost on anything. However, when the late night sky went to clear blue as the sun rose, heavy frost appeared everywhere.
We still had frost/ice on our backyard at 3 pm yesterday. We don’t get a lot of winter sun due to the position of the house and trees for summer.
This morning it is colder and frost was on my Ridgeline and in our backyard before dawn.
“I was setup in a dirt road between two houses, about 20 feet wide, and fenced on both sides. I look up the road to the northeast, and there are about 5 or six coastal deer of varying size, both does and two bucks, one fully grown (big) and a yearling, marching steadily toward us.”
The bucks up here in wino country after the rut will separate from the does until the next rutting season.
We have this Amazon Doe in our area, which will chase away the younger bucks from this time of the year until a month or so before the rut. This past week, she looked like an all pro linebacker chasing the younger bucks away. She hit one so hard in our unfenced back yard, she knocked him down. When he staggered back up, she charged him again until he left.
There is a herd that lives at Rossmore’s golf course that never separates too. I had my jacket pocket picked by a huge buck there that wanted my apple.
The Rossmore herd usually have a deep thick fur coat, almost like an elk.
There is a woman in Orinda that was attacked by a large doe, and she wrote to Gary Bogue about it. He tried to tell her that it had to be a buck, and does just don’t behave that way. Urbanization seems to confuse the deer.
>> “However, when the late night sky went to clear blue as the sun rose, heavy frost appeared everywhere.” <<
Common. It happens because the temperature is still dropping until a little after sunrise. We rise at 4:00 normally, and take a 2 mile walk, and have noticed the formation of frost as we are walking fairly often.
Temps in the teens used to be a rare event here, but over the last 20 years or so it has become part of the show.
Frost buildup as I drive, on the leading edge of the radio antennas of my cherokees, seems to be getting fairly common.
-13 at my house this morning. This globull warming is damned cold!
Global cooling in Oceanside, CA. Coldest since we moved here in ‘04.