Old man winter refuses to leave NW Russia

Western Europe may be enjoying summer but it’s looking and feeling much more like winter in northwest Russia and Scandinavia lately. The strong western ridge responsible for breaking countless monthly heat records has given way to an unusually cold trough further east, counterbalancing the extreme on the other end.

We’ve a very impressive arctic blast for early JUNE in far northwest Russia extending into Scandinavia!

Yesterday’s temp anomaly.

Michael Ventrice

Actual highs/lows

Credit: Meteoceil

Credit: Meteoceil

Just 2 or 3C by day along the central Finland/Russia border but 35 to 37C in south of Spain.

Federal high in Murmansk

Credit: Antonina Alexandrovna

Murmansk

Credit: #MeteoRussia‏ @WeatherRUS

Karelia

Credit: Antonina Alexandrovna

Norilsk

Credit: MeteoRussia‏ @WeatherRUS

Even Moscow is seeing the flakes fly.

Credit: MeteoRussia‏ @WeatherRUS

FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Фото из Норильска‏ @InstaNorilsk

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