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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Break Out the Ray-Bans and Coppertone… New Heat Record Expected in Moscow… is THIS what Russia’s Coming to? Cheborneck!

00 Polar Bear on Holiday. 09.03.14

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What’s happened to those damned cold old school Russian winters? Cheborneck!

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Weather in Moscow is about to break one more record, as the air temp may warm up to 9 degrees (48.2 degrees Fahrenheit) Sunday afternoon, outdoing the previous record of 7.2 degrees (45 degrees Fahrenheit) set in 1995. The Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring (Rosgidromet) said that they expect the skies in the city and in the Podmoskovye to be partly cloudy, and they expect no atmospheric precipitation (that’s weatherman talk for “we don’t think that it’s gonna rain”). Rosgidromet also spoke of a mild northwest wind of 3 metres/second (6.7 miles per hour) to 8 metres/second (18 miles per hour). They expect this kind of weather to last through Monday, with pre-dawn temperatures varying from -4 degrees (24.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the rural areas to 1 degree (33.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the city. In the afternoon, the temp is likely to rise to 8 (46.4 degrees Fahrenheit) to 10 degrees (50 degrees Fahrenheit), and even 11 degrees (51.8 degrees Fahrenheit), in some parts of the region. The weather might repeat the record for 10 March, set in 1997, which was 10.2 degrees (50.5 degrees Fahrenheit). On 8 March, Gidromet’s main monitoring station at the all-Russia Exhibition Centre recorded 8.1 degrees (46.6 degrees Fahrenheit), which was also a record reading.

9 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_09/Moscow-weather-set-to-break-warmth-record-5383/

 

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

It’s a Heat Wave! Get Out the Speedos! Record Warm Day in Moscow on 25 December

00 Moscow at night. 01.10.13

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The Fobos weather monitoring centre said that Wednesday was Moscow’s warmest 25 December since 1910. A meteorologist said, “Today, we shattered the record of 3.1 degrees [37.58 degrees Fahrenheit] in Moscow, set in 1910. We registered air temperatures of up to 3.5 degrees [38.3 degrees Fahrenheit] this afternoon”. She said that they expect more weather records broken on Thursday.

25 December 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131225/185919225/Moscow-Temperature-Breaks-Century-Old-Record.html

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

1 October 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 23-27 September 2013

00 Sergei Yolkin. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin. 23-27 September 2013. 2013

Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 23-27 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Here are the difficulties of the week as Sergei Yolkin saw them… a possible increase in fees for divorceIran after Ahmadinejad, and, of course, the almost complete absence of Indian summer.

1 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130927/966317786.html

Friday, 5 July 2013

5 July 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Heat Will NOT Pass!

00 Sergei Yolkin. The Heat Will NOT Pass!. 2013

The Heat Will NOT Pass!

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Yolkin’s using hyperbole here. At Verdun, the French rallying cry was, “Ils ne passeront pas!” (They shall not pass!). In other words, we’ll get through it, as we do every summer… there’s no need to get overly dramatic about it. Do you catch the whiff of King Canute and the tide that I do? Great minds DO think alike…

BMD

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June temperatures in European Russia are expected to be average, or slightly above, and in Siberia and the Urals will be hotter than usual . Sergei Yolkin gives us some advice on how to deal with it.

27 June 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130627/946091294.html

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