More than a third of the monthly norm of precipitation fell in Moscow per day

MOSCOW, February 13 – RIA Novosti. The record for daily precipitation was set in Moscow on Saturday, 15 millimeters of precipitation fell by 6.00, Mikhail Leus, a leading specialist at the Phobos weather center, told RIA Novosti.

The forecaster noted that in the first day alone, snowfall brought to the capital more than a third of the February norm of precipitation, pouring 13 millimeters of moisture onto the city. This became a new daily record for the amount of precipitation for February 12, the previous achievement belonged to 1973 (7.4 millimeters) “This is a real storm, Armageddon, apocalypse”: snowfall in MoscowБолее трети месячной нормы осадков выпало в Москве за сутки 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.

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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.

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

“Nature has already renewed the record for daily precipitation for Saturday! By 6 am in Moscow, at the VDNKh meteorological station, 15 millimeters of precipitation fell, which is more than the previous achievement set in 2019, which was 13.6 millimeters,” Leus said.

In addition, the height of the snow cover in the capital has reached 40 centimeters, the maximum since the beginning of this winter, which repeated the value observed on January 17.

The forecaster clarified that on February 13, the record for the height of snow cover in Moscow is 60 centimeters, it was set in 1956, and most likely will not be broken.

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