Polar Vortices Everywhere! Central Russia Hit By Mid Summer “Freak…Abnormal Snowstorm…Snowdrifts”!

Central Russia is famous for it’s harsh winters, but it also has warm southern European-like summers. Well, at least it used to.

Today’s English-language online Russian news site RT here reports that a “freak summer snow” has struck areas of Central Russia in the cities of cities of Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk just north of Kazakhstan – in the middle of July! Hat-tip Alexander Hamilton at FaceBook.


Here we are not talking about high up in the mountains, but down in low country. The RT writes:

Snowdrifts piled up on the roads of Russia’s Ural region on Saturday as an abnormal summer snowstorm hit the region, bringing the area into the spotlight once again after last year’s meteorite fall. Siberia also witnessed a downpour of giant hailstones.”

The RT website adds (my emphasis):

Residents of the cities of Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk, located in Russia’s eastern Ural region, were taken aback when it suddenly started snowing in the middle of summer on Saturday.”

Also the Siberian city of Novosibirsk was hit by a heavy hailstorm, captured on video and posted at Youtube (hat-tip: RT):

6 responses to “Polar Vortices Everywhere! Central Russia Hit By Mid Summer “Freak…Abnormal Snowstorm…Snowdrifts”!”

  1. Ed Caryl

    Has anyone else noticed that the areas hit by abnormal cold and snow in the last six months are also the areas that were heavily glaciated 20,000 years ago? Are ice ages a product of the Polar Vortex?

  2. Janet Darbey

    Yes I have noticed that. I think ages are a product of several things , including the polar vortex. I think the Magnetic field is weakening and causing more cloud to be produced. The strength of storms and the ever increasing number of super cell storms is worrying… I think a huge event is coming and I don’t think it will take long for it to hit…..

  3. mwhite

    What is the history of such events?

    Do such events occur during negative PDO/AMO periods

    Do such events occur during “mini-ice-age wild-jet-stream” conditions, as Piers Corbyn likes to call them.

  4. mwhite
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