Nature is "crazy": what weather awaits Russians in summer

The abnormally warm winter of 2019-2020 is nearing its calendar end. Instead of the traditional baptismal frosts of Russians, in many regions the positive temperature is pampered. Should we expect new surprises from the weather approaching in spring, and will there be a “steam room” this summer?

Weather anomalies occur today in all parts of the world. So, a couple of days ago, St. Petersburg almost flooded against the background of a temperature of plus 5 degrees Celsius, the dam saved the inhabitants of Vasilyevsky Island. The rise in water level in the Neva is 93 centimeters. The wind drove ashore waves 2-3 meters high. In the resort area, houses in two cottage villages were flooded. For February, the situation is not typical.

In Antarctica, covered in eternal ice, located in another hemisphere, researchers recorded temperatures of +18,3 degrees Celsius and even + 20,75 degrees in places. In neighboring Chile, instead of snow, there is now heat. In the capital of Iraq, Baghdad, on the contrary, snow fell and did not immediately melt, lying down for a day.

Nature is clearly "going crazy", but what is the reason, and what should we expect next? Why are weather changes most pronounced in Russia?

There is no unanimous opinion on this matter: apparently, two global phenomena are going towards each other on the opposite courses. Climatologists consider what is happening climate change, which has happened before. For example, an expert of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Russian Federation, Roman Vilfand, announced the abnormal winter in Russia as follows:

Warm winter is associated with a powerful heat flux from the Atlantic. Usually, the transfer of air masses from there to the east is not so powerful, but this year they (the masses) moved so fast that they did not even have time to linger in the Urals and Eastern Siberia. The temperature was also affected by the departure of the Siberian anticyclone to China and the polar vortex.

Because of this, the Russian Plain, with its impressive size and relief, has been unusually long in the warm zone. But there is another explanation for the anomalies, already from astrophysicists. Some of them believe that the Small Ice Age is gradually approaching Europe and the western part of Russia, which will gradually cover these regions over the next 40-50 years. With all this, the “third force” also acts: nature itself is trying to normalize the situation so that there are no extreme jumps in average annual temperatures.

For this reason, climatologists predict a mild or even cool summer after an abnormally warm winter. Spring this year will be early, which will have its pros and cons. From the positive aspects, it can be pointed out that a strong flood on the rivers is not expected, thin ice will melt earlier than usual.

But there is a negative side: due to the small amount of precipitation in the soil there is not enough moisture, which can lead to the death of the winter crop in the event of an unexpected return of frost. Due to less water in rivers and other bodies of water, the population of fish and mosquitoes may decrease by 20-30%. These insects, which are very unpleasant for humans, are fodder for birds, whose population can also decrease.

The change in weather will also affect those of us who have health problems: heart, blood vessels, respiratory system, and other chronic diseases. Even healthy people amid abrupt climatic changes can experience a breakdown and sleep disturbance.
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  1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 24 February 2020 14: 11
    ... Nature is clearly "going crazy", but what is the reason, and what should we expect next? Why are weather changes most pronounced in Russia?

    ... - not only how Obama crap ...
  2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
    A.Lex (Secret information) 25 February 2020 21: 03
    Orenburg region, one of the districts just east of the regional center.
    In connection with the construction of several dams in Bashkiria on one of the rivers upstream, the level of the river fell, as well as the level of groundwater - the Ural River (a tributary of which this river is) began to silt, the level also sat down.
    Droughts have become the norm, grain yields have fallen, potatoes are born in very rare places (almost all of them are imported). Because the groundwater level dropped, the population had to "cut off" the pipes en masse (they were at a depth of 7-10 meters, but they had to "hammer" to a depth of 12-17 meters ... some of the pumps had to be thrown out - they did not raise the water). A lot of sown areas were abandoned - in disrepair ...
    But I, as a fishing lover, about something else. The river stopped overflowing its banks, which means it stopped going into shallow lakes and oxbows (earlier in the native village of the parents, the street where they came from became a "peninsula" in the spring due to floods - leaving only in one place ... there is water all around ... It was common - jellied gardens, the best yields of different crops). All these old women and lakes were "nurseries" and "kindergartens" for fry and other juveniles. Previously, several fish collective farms worked on our river ... for more than 45 years they have simply forgotten that such existed. Fish were caught with simple sticks with tied fishing line and antediluvian floats - right from the banks or knee-deep in water. And the fish was decent - white ... about perches, pikes, other ruffs, minnows - no one considered it a fish ... There was such a species as the white fish - a subspecies of sturgeon ... once I saw in my childhood how it swam under the steep (with the foot of an adult) - for a long time it has not been heard or seen ... Now only from the boat you can catch something ... and even then not always, and if you don’t throw the lure with buckets for a week. There are very few deep places left.
    New bridges, having a bull-support in the center of the river, gather behind themselves (and then around themselves) more and more extensive "islands" of reclaimed gravel, which (very often) by one of their edges are connected to some of the river banks, and the edge where the water still flows is knee-deep (and no one removes this alluvium).
    Among other things, very little rain fell from year to year in the fall ... The past in 2019 was an exception - it fell so much that when the frost hit (at the beginning it reached 10-15) there was ice ... In general , the land went well wet in the winter (last winter 18-19, many people froze the water supply (up to 1,5 m deep)) ... And then - t went positive! Thought it all! Again, all the water will disappear ... It wasn’t there - HOW THE SNOWFALLS STARTED !!!!! About 20 years (or even more) there were none! Departure from the courtyard (from the gate of 15-17 meters) to the road is cleared to the sides ABOVE 2 METERS - it is NOT AT ALL AT THE SIGHT FOR THE EXIT !!! The temperature (basically it was from +2 to -5 and only dropped to -25 for one week) gave me the suspicion that the snow could not last long ... BUT NO - LIES !!! In the fields - by balls (my growth, though not giant, but 170 after all)!
    Previously, during floods, the roundabout in the district center was overwhelmed - the whole village and the nearby village (across the road - the roundabout from each other) went to watch - about 5 days it overwhelmed, and then the decline began ... But it used to be ...
    I hope that at least this year the flood will rise (it is unlikely to reach the old floods, but at least somehow ...) ...
    1. jack clubs Offline jack clubs
      jack clubs (Eugene) 27 February 2020 23: 56
      Where does the flood come from if there is no snow?
      1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex (Secret information) 28 February 2020 09: 43
        This year we poured like never before!
        1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
          Observer2014 29 February 2020 19: 33
          Quote: A.Lex
          This year we poured like never before!

          Lucky people. lol
          1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
            A.Lex (Secret information) 1 March 2020 13: 34
            There is such a thing! wink Then ice slides from the roof - the slate could not stand above the porch of the veranda - it cracked from the edge. Gored to throw back pieces of ice that fell. Let's see what happens with the flood.