Forecasters for the first time registered a snowfall with a thunderstorm in Chita

Forecasters for the first time registered a snowfall with a thunderstorm in Chita
Forecasters for the first time registered a snowfall with a thunderstorm in Chita
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Forecasters in Chita for the first time in the entire observation period recorded snowfall simultaneously with a thunderstorm, reported on Thursday on the website of the Trans-Baikal Directorate for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.

"For the first time in the entire observation period, a thunderstorm with heavy snow was recorded in Chita. A thunderstorm with snow is a rare meteorological phenomenon, uncharacteristic for the Trans-Baikal spring. Thunderstorms in Transbaikalia are observed in the summer, when cold air invades when the earth's surface warms up," the message says. …

As forecasters specified, the average daily air temperature, which in March exceeded the norm by 5-12 degrees, led to a rare natural phenomenon. "This contributed to the accumulation of temperature in the surface layer, and with the displacement of the cold front through Chita, there was a sharp increase in vertical currents, which in turn led to an increase in instability in the atmosphere, to heavy snow and thunderstorms," ​​the message says.

This is not the first weather anomaly in Transbaikalia since the beginning of the year. In January, forecasters registered wind gusts of up to 15-20 m / s, uncharacteristic for the region at this time of the year, and in February, for the first time in the entire observation period, the emergence of a southern cyclone was recorded, which brought heavy rainfall.

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