One reason for the decline in total snowfall is because more winter precipitation is falling in the form of rain instead of snow, we are more likely to see mud than white-coated streets. However, in Russia, they never complain about the lack of frost. And as matter of fact Norilsk, has too much snow rather!
#1 Norilsk is one of the coldest places in Russia
#2 By 30 November the winter weather attacked the region by surprise. The amount of snowfall exceeded any expectations, and all at the start of December!
#3 Norilsk is the northernmost city in Russia
#4 The people there face uninterrupted darkness for 45 days a year, and the temperature drops to -17.32 degrees Fahrenheit on average, although there are even lower ones.
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#5 Recently, the hydrometeorological center in Krasnoyarsk reported that in Norilsk as much as 194% of the monthly snowfall fell at once!
#6 Polar night usually lasts from around November 30th to January 13th
#7 In the very center of town you can meet… Polar foxes!
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#8 During Stalin’s time many gulags were established around the city. The cold and ever-present icy wilderness effectively discouraged prisoners from escaping.
#9 The city is currently inhabited by over 175 thousand people.
#10 Norilsk produces huge amounts of pollution. All because of Norilsk
#11 The lowest temperature in Russia was -97.96 degrees Fahrenheit. It took place on 14 January 2004 in Tomtor
#12 Russia also has the highest annual temperature variation. It once reached to 219.2 degrees Fahrenheit (From -95.8 to 91.4 degrees) And was recorded in the small village of Oymyakon.
Do you miss winter a lot? 😉