The height of snowdrifts in Moscow on Saturday will reach 60 centimeters

MOSCOW, February 12 – RIA Novosti. At least another 15 millimeters of precipitation will fall in Moscow by Saturday morning, and the height of the snow cover will reach 55-60 centimeters “with a claim to a record,” Yevgeny Tishkovets, a leading employee of the Phobos weather center, told RIA Novosti.

According to him, the Volker cyclone continues to “iron out almost the entire territory of the Central Russian Plain with extreme snowfalls,” and its onslaught in the next 12-15 hours will only intensify, which means that what happened to the weather up to this moment is “just flowers “.

“With the onset of darkness, the warm front associated with this atmospheric vortex will intensify, which means that the blizzard enters the phase of the worst-case scenario of bad weather, the peak of which will occur in late evening and Saturday night. The snow storm will only intensify, and by Saturday morning it will fall as at least 15 millimeters of precipitation, and the height of the snow cover will exceed half a meter and reach 55-60 centimeters with a claim to a record, “Tishkovets said.

The forecaster clarified that the wind will also intensify and in gusts will reach 15-20 meters per second, a “black” blizzard will rise, visibility will deteriorate to several hundred meters, drifts are formed on the roads, and bad weather will set in.

“At night minus 13 – minus 18, in the afternoon minus 11 – minus 16, but due to the combination of high humidity, it will seem that outside 20-25 below zero. The storm will stop only by noon Saturday, after which the weather will take a course of gradual improvement, which, however, at the beginning of next week will lead to increased frosts to minus 25 – minus 30 “, – said Tishkovets.” This is a real storm, Armageddon, apocalypse “: snowfall in MoscowВысота сугробов в Москве в субботу достигнет 60 сантиметров 1 in 20

The Balkan cyclone Volker brought such heavy snowfalls to Central Russia as had not been there for several years.

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A snowstorm in Moscow, which began on Friday night, will go on for 36 hours in a row.

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Forecasters promise a double weather record – in the amount of precipitation and the height of the snow cover.

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It is expected that the snowdrifts will grow up to the waist during the snowfall.

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Visibility will drop to 500 meters or less. Sometimes, even at arm's length, nothing will be visible.

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“This is a real snow storm, snow Armageddon, a snowy apocalypse, this is not a training alarm, but a combat one,” says Evgeny Tishkovets, an employee of the Phobos weather center.

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“I recommend people not to tempt fate, this is the collapse of ground and air transport,” the meteorologist warned.

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Snow did not come as a surprise to city services.

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60 thousand people and more than 13 thousand cars came out to clean the city.

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The present day will surely enter the weather chronicle, forecasters say.

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The utility workers sweep the streets every four hours, and the snow is continuously taken to the smelting stations.

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Meanwhile, Muscovites are trying to overcome the snow blockages on the way on their way.

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From the prickly snowflakes you have to cover yourself with hoods and wrap yourself in scarves.

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To remove Moscow after a heavy snowfall, utilities will need eight days, said the day before, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Public Utilities and Improvement Pyotr Biryukov.

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“If 10 centimeters of snow fell, then it must be removed within five days, and every additional 5 centimeters – within a day,” he explained.

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Maximum road congestion is expected due to snowfall.

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Drifts and snow roll are formed on the roads.

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Drivers are asked not to waste time in traffic jams and to use the metro, MCC and MCD.

Высота сугробов в Москве в субботу достигнет 60 сантиметров Pigeons on a street in the center of Moscow.Высота сугробов в Москве в субботу достигнет 60 сантиметров 20 of 20

The current snowfall in Moscow promises to be the longest since 2018.

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The Balkan cyclone Volker brought such heavy snowfalls to Central Russia as had not been there for several years.

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A snowstorm in Moscow, which began on Friday night, will go on for 36 hours in a row.

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Forecasters promise a double weather record – in the amount of precipitation and the height of the snow cover.

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It is expected that the snowdrifts will grow up to the waist during the snowfall.

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Visibility will drop to 500 meters or less. Sometimes, even at arm's length, nothing will be visible.

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“This is a real snow storm, snow Armageddon, a snowy apocalypse, this is not a training alarm, but a combat one,” says Evgeny Tishkovets, an employee of the Phobos weather center.

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“I recommend people not to tempt fate, this is the collapse of ground and air transport,” the meteorologist warned.

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Snow did not come as a surprise to city services.

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60 thousand people and more than 13 thousand cars came out to clean the city.

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The present day will surely enter the weather chronicle, forecasters say.

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The utility workers sweep the streets every four hours, and the snow is continuously taken to the smelting stations.

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Meanwhile, Muscovites are trying to overcome the snow blockages on the way on their way.

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From the prickly snowflakes you have to cover yourself with hoods and wrap yourself in scarves.

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To remove Moscow after a heavy snowfall, utilities will need eight days, said the day before, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Public Utilities and Improvement Pyotr Biryukov.

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“If 10 centimeters of snow fell, then it must be removed within five days, and every additional 5 centimeters – within a day,” he explained.

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Maximum road congestion is expected due to snowfall.

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Drifts and snow roll are formed on the roads.

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Drivers are asked not to waste time in traffic jams and to use the metro, MCC and MCD.

Pigeons on the street in the center of Moscow. 20 of 20

The current snowfall in Moscow promises to be the longest since 2018.

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