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Russian severe weather in brief:

Nov 5th, 2002:
Altay region (south of Western Siberia): Cold front brought strong gusts of SW wind during the nighttime. The strongest gust (40 m/s) had been recorded on Kara-Tjurek station.
Moscow region (center of European part of Russia): Cold air mass spreading from NW caused some snow showers and dropped temperatures up to 2-5°C below zero during Nov 3-5. The height of snowcover in SE part of the region has grew up to 10 sm. During the daytime Tue Nov 5th, rare sun spells had been appeared, but light snow still continues.
Vladivistok region: New storm warning had been reported. According to local meteorological center, low-pressure system with intensive precipitation and gusty winds is approaching to the region from south.


22 Jun 2002. After the month of draught, low pressure system and heavy rains caused destructive floods in the south of Russia, worst since 1957. Witnesses report that hundreds of houses and other buildings were flooded as waters in the seven rivers of Krasnodarsky region reached extreme levels during the night of June 21. Hundreds of people have lost their houses. Severe weather caused 28 people dead in different parts of South Russia. Stavropolsky region, Chechnya, Adigeya and North Osetiya also affected by the floods. According to Moscow weather bureau 140 mm of rain has fallen in Kislovodsk, 118 mm - in Mineralniye Vodi.

Flood in Stavropolsky region. Photo NTV

At the same time high pressure system from Azores brought the hot weather into Moscow region. At 1100 GMT Thursday temperature in Moscow reached +30 Celsius. Some cumulonimbus caused weak thunderstorm activity in the western part of Moscow region near 2000 GMT Friday.


17 Jun 2002. European Russia received a good amount of rainfall due to active low pressure system last weekend. Archangel region got 36 mm, S.-Petersburg and Smolensk region - 20 mm, Moscow - 14 mm and 40 mm in Serpukhov (south of Moscow region). Saratov region had witnessed a small tornado. //Meteoweb


14 Jun 2002. Arctic high pressure system had formed dry weather conditions in the center of European part of Russia (including Moscow region) since the last decade of May. Rare precipitation in Moscow during the last spring month gave only 17.8 mm. The average total rainfall in Moscow through the whole of May is 51 mm. Dry weather conditions remained in Moscow region during the first decade of June. Weak thunderstorm activity didn't give any good deal of rain therefore several places (especially westwards from Moscow) have suffered a small drought. Today Atlantic low pressure system is moving on and we expect some light rainfalls in 12 hours. //Meteoweb


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