Temperatures in the Baltic region dropped only to 1,4°C higher value than during a legendary cold blast in early December 2021, when -27,6°C was in Tartu measured (the strongest early frosts since 1959) /https://mkweather.com/the-strongest-early-frosts-in-the-baltic-region-in-62-years-since-1959-tartu-estonia-276c-zoseni-latvia-264c//.
In Praaga, Estonia, temperatures dropped again extremely low, only to -26,2°C, on 12. January 2022.
Rujiena and Zoseni, Latvia reported -22,9°C, Vasilevici in Belarus -18,9°C, or Varena in Lithuania -17,6°C.
Extremely cold air has shifted above Ukraine, already, with only -19,8°C in Rivne (231 MASL).
Only in the last article, we were informed about extreme frosts up to -27,3°C on 12. January 2022 in Czechia /https://mkweather.com/extreme-frosts-are-here-czechia-reports-273c//.
According to the news, a hypothetical war in Eastern Europe should be associated with weather – “US President Joe Biden has asked his team of meteorologists to look at the Ukraine weather with Russia reportedly planning an invasion” /https://www.wionews.com/world/biden-enlists-meteorologists-to-predict-russias-ukraine-invasion-plan-report-444048/.
It´s generally known, that Russia in the last wars defeated Napoleon or Hitler during extreme -40°C frosts in the region.
The peak of Winter 2021/2022 in Eastern Europe is forecasted to come between 20.-31. January 2022, with a possibility of frosts up to -30°C, in European Russia up to -40°C.
In February and March, however, very warm spring weather should gradually come, thanks to NAO+ and strong Azores high /https://mkweather.com/6-week-forecast-for-europe-january-will-be-the-last-winter-month-february-will-bring-spring/; https://mkweather.com/early-spring-in-february-2022-is-confirming-strong-nao-is-predicted/; https://mkweather.com/spring-2022-will-come-in-february-nao-and-extremely-warm-early-spring-conditions-in-february-and-march-2022-are-predicted-cfs-ecmwf/; https://mkweather.com/spring-2022-forecast-for-europe-early-dry-late-stormy-very-warm/.