Anomalous winter storms worldwide: Moscow hit by worst snowfall in decades – Snow record in Seattle – Greece beaches covered in white as cold front Medea engulfs Europe

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Snow buried in mountains of snow in Moscow. Picture via Instagram

I know it’s winter… But come on, this is insane! Worst snowfall in 50 years for Moscow (Russia!!!), daily snow record for Seattle! And snow covering beaches in Greece. The Big Freeze is sweeping across the world…

Record snow in Moscow, Russia

The Russian capital has been hit with the worst snowfall in decades, with freak weather disrupting air travel and bringing traffic to a halt.

The extreme weather hit the city and its surrounding region on Friday, and snow continued falling for two straight days. A snowfall this intense hasn’t been registered in the city for some 50 years, with the current record dating back to 1973.

Mountains of snow resulted in the closure of multiple roads across the city overnight. Look at the video below… It’s insane!

The Moscow Ring, the city’s crucial traffic artery, has been clogged with heavy trucks, which in some spots managed to move only a few meters over several hours, prompting some motorists to break all the rules and attempt to drive on the wrong side. Some motorists even abandoned their cars on the roads.

Those who got to the airports, however, discovered that air traffic is also being disrupted, with dozens of flights delayed or even canceled.

Several buildings collapsed under the weight of the snow, with several injured reported.

Major snow and ice storm hits the Pacific Northwest

Meanwhile a major winter storm impacts the Pacific Northwest with ice and snow Saturday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power and disrupting travel across the region. And this is only the beginning!

A total of 11.1 inches of snow fell in Seattle between February 12-13. The daily snowfall for February 13 is 8.9 inches making it the snowiest day in Seattle in 52 years!

Freezing rain left roads, power lines and trees coated in ice in the Portland, Oregon, region, and by Saturday morning more than 270,000 people were without power.

The extreme conditions, loss of power and transportation problems prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Saturday afternoon.

Snow in Greece

After a period of unseasonably warm weather across the country, the cold front “Medea” brought frigid temperatures and snowfall to northern Greece on Saturday.

The cold front will continue through the weekend, with more snowfall and frigid weather expected in Athens and the rest of the country on Monday.

Along with low temperatures and snowfall, meteorologists also predict that Medea will bring about strong thunderstorms around Greece late Saturday through Sunday.

Have a warm Valentine’s Day.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Was pretty cold here in tropical S.Síam last month.. keeping in mind.. ”Doctored Data, Not U.S. Temperatures, Set a Record This Year by James Taylor” .. and.. ”EconLog. 1.6%, Not 97%, Agree that Humans are the Main Cause of Global Warming. By David Henderson”.. and.. ”The UK Telegraph in their ClimateGate Series exposed the U of Exeter Climate Scientists, who were tasked with supplying the UN’s IPCC with temperature data.. for having deliberately placed thermometers on rooftops next to hot air con outlets, on black tarmac car parks, in city centers and supplied many readings from Russian locations with NO thermometers”.

  2. Six inches fell here. Seems normal.

    The 35mph gusts from north to south preceeded the mini blizzard. I love it. Snow is good for the water table, and it’s easy to spot tracks and varmints. Good day for varmint pruning. 1 for 1 right now. Batting a thousand so far—WooHoo!

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