Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

6 February 2019. THIS is How Cold It Was on Lake Michigan

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THIS was Lake Michigan in Chicago IL during the recent Polar Vortex cold snap. It was -45 degrees (-48 Fahrenheit) still air, NOT wind chill. I’d be wearing my snuggies, to be sure. The guys would need a fur jockstrap and a full set of longjohns on top of that! I’ve been in Chicago in the winter, it’s brutal as all hell, but this year it was extra special, as the above photo indicates.

BRRR!!

BMD

Thursday, 9 March 2017

9 March 2017. It’s Still Winter in Russia!

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“Walruses” playing chess (it looks like the local priest is out there, too!)… vehicles driving on the ice of the frozen Chagan-Burgazy River in Kosh-Agach Raion in the Altai Republic… it’s still winter in Russia… it won’t be spring until April. The Russian winter, although not as severe as in the past, is still legendary and still more tenacious than the one found in the West.

BMD

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

11 March 2015. From the Russian Web… THIS is How Cold It Was In New York…

00 New York. Statue of Liberty. 08.03.15

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It so cold in New York City that parts of New York harbour froze over… a very rare occurrence. Oddly enough, this cold snap is part of Global Warming. As the Arctic ice melts, it gets taken up into the air and falls as snow in the winter. When you couple it with Arctic air inversions, an illusion of ice age conditions comes about. We had a very cold bitter snap for about four weeks here, but it’s up a little over 5 (41 Fahrenheit) today, and the snow is rapidly receding. It was NOT an Old School Northeast winter, as that’d mean significant snowfall in December. We didn’t have major snowfall until February, so, the bitter winter only lasted about a month.

BMD

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

18 February 2015. From the Russian Web… FROZEN Niagara Falls

00 frozen niagara falls 2015. 18.02.15

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THIS is how cold it’s been in our neck of the woods. ANY questions? It’s been a CLASSIC Northeast winter these past few weeks…

BMD

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