- Russia's Primorsky territory having unusually warm weather
Dec 14, 2004
- Weather in Russias Far-Eastern Primorsky (Maritime) territory continues puzzling local weather forecasters, said spokespeople for the territorial Hydrometeorology Center. The first ten days of December turned out unusually warm and resembled spring or fall but not winter, with daily temperatures being 3 to 4 degrees above the norm for this period of the year and with precipitation exceeding normal parameters by a factor of six in some places. November 2004 proved to be the warmest and most humid of all Novembers throughout the 130 years that weather monitoring has been done in this part of Russia. Air temperatures were 3 to 5 degrees above the norm in all districts of the territory, thus breaking the former record established in 1990. In the city of Ussuriysk, an abnormal change of temperatures was registered during a single day plus 14 degrees Celsius in the afternoon and minus 31 degrees at night. In all districts, atmospheric precipitation was 50% to 150% above the norm, and the coastline was plagued by storms with gale blowing at 30 meters per second. Unparalleled thunderstorms were registered three times during one month. The last of them occurred amid snowfall and broke off electricity supplies to a part of the territorial capital city Vladivostok.
It is hot here in Sweden this winter! It is almost Christmas [Dec 18] and it has not snowed a single time in a whole month, with 40F and 50F degree days, completely bizarre. Last year, at this time, it was like being in an icebox, but no freezes yet this season, more like autumn.
UK Dec 6: Here in London it has been mild given how it is December. Should be much colder for Winter.
- Big Snow in South Texas
Dec 25, 2004
At my location in Angleton TX. (40 mi south of Houston) we received 8 of snow on Christmas (2004). A few locations just west of us received over a foot of snow. According to the National Weather Service, our area has not seen snow like this in over 100 years.
As the Polar Wobble suddenly pushes the crust of the Earth in vertical thrusts under cold or warm air, those parts of the globe affected experience temperature extremes as well as high winds.