Sunday, April 08, 2007

Snowy Easter in Moscow & Washington.

Very interesting weather on Easter weekend.
Extremely heavy snowfall and unusually low temperatures affected Russia yesterday, as Muscovites celebrated the Easter period. Meteorologists say that this is the heaviest Easter snowfall in Moscow for many years. One tourist said it was normally warm at this time of year ‘but now it is very cold on the eve of Easter.’The Maximum temperature was 5°c and the minimum 0°c on Saturday.

In Washington D.C. visitors to the capital awoke to see cherry blossoms coated with snow on Saturday.The high here was 4°c and the low -1°c on Saturday.

Also, for the record,unusual snowy weather also occurred in North Texas as light snow flurries fell on Saturday morning. The last time spring snow fell here was April 1938, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) records. On Saturday the maximum temperature in Amarillo was -2C (28F) when the long-term average is 21C (70F).

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