Spring Arrives in Moscow
(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – April 17, 2013) The federal weather bureau announced on Wednesday that all the snow in the capital had finally melted, giving Muscovites the go-ahead to cheer the arrival of spring.
On Wednesday morning, the snow cover at the weather station at the All-Russia Exhibition Center in Moscow had fallen to zero centimeters from Tuesday’s measurement of 6 centimeters, Interfax reported citing a weather bureau official.
On April 1, the measurement was a record 65 centimeters, the official said, noting that some snow remains in parts of the capital where it formed large snow drifts.
“The situation is different in the Moscow region in some parts of the region, the depth of snow is still over 20 centimeters,” he said, adding that Moscow saw 329 centimeters of snow over the 2012-2013 winter period.
Weather forecasters also said on Wednesday that they expect summer in Russia to be especially warm.