MOSCOW, February 10 – RIA Novosti. Record snowfall will begin in Moscow on Friday night and will last until Sunday, up to 80% of the monthly norm of precipitation will fall, snowdrifts will grow up to 50 centimeters, Elena Volosyuk, leading specialist of the Phobos weather center, told RIA Novosti. Already in the night from Thursday to Friday, nature will begin to test us for strength.The fact is that a cyclone will begin to approach Moscow from the south, hitting a wall of frosty air, the speed of movement of this cyclone will decrease. Moscow will be located on the northern part of the cyclone, in Therefore, snowfalls await us very strong, they will not be limited to one day: most likely, we will fall asleep until Sunday. It is estimated that in total for these days will fall up to 80% of the monthly amount of precipitation. Certainly, this is a record snowfall “, – said Volosyuk.
The forecaster clarified that for February 12, the daily record for precipitation belongs to 1973 and is just over 7 millimeters, and this Friday at least 15 millimeters of precipitation will fall in the capital.
According to her, given the fact that the height of the snow cover in Moscow today exceeds 30 centimeters, it is highly likely that it will grow up to 50 centimeters.