Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Itís a deadly cold Russian winter: minus 50 in Siberia ( Dec 2012 so the Heat is in USA)
JoNova ^ | December 21st, 2012 | joanne

Posted on 01/10/2013 8:33:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Photo: Telegraph  REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv

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

Russian Times

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!

**********************************************

The short killer summary: The Skeptics Handbook. The most deadly point: The Missing Hot Spot.



TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; coldsnap; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; russia; siberia
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-43 next last
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

In related news, Death Valley, USA, is hot in July...


21 posted on 01/10/2013 9:54:16 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Siberia, the ultimate Al Gore Climate change goal.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 9:56:25 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
It's hotter in the USA because of all that hot air coming out of Washington DC.
23 posted on 01/10/2013 10:11:04 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Well Al Gore sold out and made his millions. So he will keep warm during the next ice age.

Record snow in Lebanon

A foot of snow in Lebanon yesterday.

China – Historic Cold Creates Massive Inflation In Vegetable Prices

Food prices already rising due to the new ice age.

24 posted on 01/10/2013 11:54:12 AM PST by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hamboy

Temperature drops 2deg.Celsius per thousand feet. This is just a rough estimate. Some books state 2.5 and some state 3.0


25 posted on 01/10/2013 1:37:37 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I remember reading history and how the Germans had to cope with General Winter fighting in Russia.


26 posted on 01/10/2013 1:42:29 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyDancer
. . . Some books state 2.5 and some state 3.0?

Some books says? I get the wind aloft chart daily during my airline tenure I think they're the same it never changed... :-)

27 posted on 01/10/2013 1:57:04 PM PST by hamboy (Psalm 109:8: Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; tubebender; editor-surveyor

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.

http://search.comcast.net/?cat=web&con=betac&q=Record+cold+in+California


28 posted on 01/14/2013 8:56:49 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

It got up to 50* today after a low of 26 in Benderville this morning...


29 posted on 01/14/2013 6:27:57 PM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

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)


30 posted on 01/14/2013 6:28:10 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: hamboy

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.


31 posted on 01/14/2013 6:33:10 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

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.


32 posted on 01/14/2013 6:41:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: editor-surveyor

We had 60 degrees here in Michigan the other day but were back down into the teens.


33 posted on 01/14/2013 6:44:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: tubebender

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.


34 posted on 01/15/2013 7:58:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: editor-surveyor

“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.


35 posted on 01/15/2013 8:05:02 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

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.


36 posted on 01/15/2013 8:32:54 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

>> “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.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 8:40:32 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

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.


38 posted on 01/15/2013 8:47:14 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

-13 at my house this morning. This globull warming is damned cold!


39 posted on 01/15/2013 9:25:31 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CodeToad

Global cooling in Oceanside, CA. Coldest since we moved here in ‘04.


40 posted on 01/15/2013 9:35:20 AM PST by morphing libertarian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-43 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson