The snowiest winters in Russia are in Chelyabinsk. It is reported by TASS with reference to analysts from Yandex.Pogoda who have studied weather data for the past ten years.
According to them, the average thickness of snow that fell during the winter in Chelyabinsk is 181 centimeters, and in Perm and Nizhny Novgorod, which are in second and third place, – 143 centimeters and 126 centimeters, respectively. At the same time, there is usually less snow in total in St. Petersburg (86 centimeters), Volgograd (66 centimeters) and Rostov-on-Don (46 centimeters).
Recently, the record for the thickness of snow that fell in one winter was set in 2013–2014 in Chelyabinsk. Then 240 centimeters fell in the city during the season. At the same time, the snowiest day was recorded in Volgograd, where usually there is not much snow. On December 11, 2013, the thickness of the snow cover in the city added 31 centimeters.
Earlier, the chief specialist of the Phobos weather center, Yevgeny Tishkovets, told the Russians about the coming winter. According to him, in the Asian part of the country it is much warmer than the norm – by 2-4 degrees, and in Yakutia – by 5-7 degrees. At the same time, the forecaster noted that February is not excluded. “Eurozima” will come in the middle zone, Tishkovets said. He explained that the winter will be moderately snowy and a little ballier than usual.