On the Cusp: Kyiv has not seen such heavy snowfall for 130 years

During the last two days, wet snow in Kyiv exceeded an index that had been recorded for 130 years of weather observations, the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration with reference to the Hydrometeorological Centre reports.
“During December 11-12, Kyiv had a complex of severe weather phenomena, including snow and wet snow on wires and trees, which had exceeded previously recorded index for the entire period of meteorological observations in the capital since 1881,” the press service noted.

According to the forecasters, as of December 12, the snow depth amounted to 45 cm.

For December 11-12, the total precipitations numbered 42 mm, and in general, it has amounted to 103 mm since the beginning of December. Before that, the maximum daily precipitation was recorded in December of 1930 – 41 mm, and monthly – 116 mm in December of 1937.

According to the Hydrometeorological Centre, there will be a drop in temperature in the coming days.

Source: http://www.blackseagrain.net/about-ukragroconsult/news-bsg/forecasters-kyiv-has-not-seen-such-heavy-snowfall-for-130-years

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