Extreme blizzard in Severo-Kurilsk, Russia

Air pressure 976 hPa, snow cover 97 cm, wind gusts 94 km/h and temperatures between 0°C and -10°C are ideal conditions for blizzard in northeastern coast of Asia in Sachalin and Kuril Islands.

Extreme frosts and snowfall haven´t hit only Siberia, Mongolia, China, Korea and Japan /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/extreme-winter-already-in-japan-326c//.

Between pressure gradient between Siberian high (1094,3 hPa) and Aleutian low (921 hPa) never seen before, extreme cyclonic and blizzard conditions hit easternmost parts of Far East /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/10943-hpa-mongolia-with-the-highest-measured-air-pressure-on-earth-in-history/; https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/the-most-broken-circulation-on-earth-in-history-aleutian-low-921-hpa-equal-to-a-category-5-hurricane-deepest-within-all-time-records//.

In Severo-Kurilsk, Sachalin, near almost 1 meter of snow a few meters high snowdrifts are observed these days, with very difficult conditions for outdoor activities.

Videos below shows an evidence of extreme winter blizzard conditions in the region.

Similar conditions, with almost 1 meter of snow and high snowdrifts are reported from lower situated regions in Japan, too /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/extreme-winter-already-in-japan-326c//.

Extreme situation in the region started by extreme winter conditions in Siberia and Scandinavia /https://mkweather.com/2020/12/28/oymyakon-lowest-temperature-since-2002-572c-in-monstrous-pressure-high-1076-hpa/; https://mkweather.com/2020/12/29/siberian-blocking-extreme-cold-air-in-norway-433c-finland-411c-only-week-after-all-time-december-scandinavian-record-18c//, which shifted to China and Japan /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/beijing-26c-the-lowest-december-temperature-since-1978/; https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/extreme-winter-already-in-japan-326c//.

According to forecasts, some parts of Japan, Kuril Islands and Sachalin expect during next period next up to 2,5 meters of snow, therefore, situation thanks to extreme atmospheric blocking will be even more critical and some regions should be buried under the snow.

Mkweather will furthermore watch situation around extreme coldwaves across Northern Hemisphere during a peak of Winter 2020/2021 caused by AO- and NAO- circulation.

Source: Jurnal de Vreme, FB
Source: Jurnal de Vreme, FB
Source: Jurnal de Vreme, FB
16-day snow forecast for Eastern Asia /tropicaltidbits.com

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