In Omsk, the 1988 record for the amount of precipitation was broken

OMSK, December 30. /TASS/. Heavy snowfall in Omsk, which caused traffic jams and flight delays, broke the record set in 1988. As Natalia Krivoruchko, head of the Ob-Irtysh Department for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, told TASS, 55% of the monthly norm of snow fell in the city in one day.

“Precipitation of varying intensity in the form of snow, sleet turning into rain, was observed throughout the Omsk region on December 29. In Omsk, a new record for daily precipitation was set, which amounted to 15.9 mm. This is 55% of the monthly norm. The previous record of 9.3 mm was observed in 1988,” Krivoruchko said.

According to her, heavy rainfall was accompanied by strong winds. In Omsk, wind gusts reached 17-22 m/s, in the region – up to 28 m/s.

On December 29, six flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Nizhnevartovsk were delayed due to bad weather. They took off with a delay of 12 to 20 hours. On the night of December 30, restrictions on the movement of buses, minibuses and passenger taxis were introduced on federal highways until the morning.

Krivoruchko added that windy weather will continue in the Omsk region on Saturday, although the wind gusts will no longer be as strong. On New Year’s Eve there will be light snow, fog and frost in places. In the northern part of the region the temperature will be −16…-21 degrees, with clearing up to −27 degrees, in the southern part – from −10 to −15 degrees.

Post Comment