Phobos reported that the cyclone will bring snowfalls and blizzards to the Volga regions

“The week will be determined by the cyclone, which is now moving from the Rostov region to the Volga region, and after some transformations will end up over the southern Cis-Urals, over the Orenburg region. This cyclone will bring increased temperatures and heavy snowfalls with blizzards. It will determine the weather until the middle of the week and only in the second half of the week will it move beyond the Urals: the weather will improve and the temperature will begin to drop again,” the agency’s interlocutor said.

She clarified that the greatest amount of precipitation will occur in Izhevsk and Naberezhnye Chelny. “The heaviest snowfalls will occur in Izhevsk and Naberezhnye Chelny for two days – Tuesday-Wednesday. “In two days, according to various estimates, from 30 to 50 cm of snow can fall,” explained the leading specialist at the Phobos weather center.

Kotilevskaya added that in the Penza region the main snowfall occurred on November 20. “Tomorrow the precipitation will weaken. Daytime temperature tomorrow in some places down to −1 [градуса] with a drop in the middle of the week on Wednesday afternoon to -7, on Thursday to -10,” she noted.

Snow cover

In some regions of the Volga region, precipitation began over the weekend. In the Saratov region, on the night of November 20, there was drizzle and snow in almost all areas. Snow also fell in Kirov over the weekend. According to the Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, a snowstorm is expected in the region on the afternoon of November 21, snow will fall on November 22, and there will be icy conditions on the roads.

According to the Perm Center for Geographic Information Systems, in the Kama region this week up to half the monthly precipitation is expected, as well as the heaviest ice in many years. According to the preliminary forecast of Bashhydromet, the establishment of snow cover in Bashkortostan is predicted November 21-22. In the Samara region, heavy snow and blizzards began on November 20. According to the State Administration Ministry of Emergency Situations across the region, on November 21, heavy snow, sleet, sleet, freezing rain, and sleet accumulation are expected in places. At night there is a snowstorm in places with visibility of 1-2 km, wind gusts can reach 15-20 m/s.

As a TASS correspondent reports, snow began to snow in the Nizhny Novgorod region in the afternoon and is still continuing. According to the Hydrometeorological Center of Tatarstan, a significant deterioration in weather conditions is expected in the republic at the end of the day and evening on November 20, during the day on November 21 and 22, and at night on November 23. At the end of the day and evening of November 20, continuing at night and during the day on November 21, there will be heavy precipitation in the form of snow and sleet, with freezing rain during the day in the east of the republic.

In Penza and Ulyanovsk it has been snowing heavily since the morning of November 20th. A yellow level of weather danger has been declared in the regions. In the Penza region during the day, in some places, north wind gusts reach 15-18 m/s. According to the Chuvash Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, heavy snowfall is expected on the night of November 21.

Movement restrictions

Difficult weather conditions led to the introduction of restrictions on highways in several regions of the Volga region. In the Samara region, due to bad weather, traffic was limited on several sections of roads.

In the Ulyanovsk region, due to heavy snowfall, traffic restrictions were introduced for trucks and minibuses on sections of the M-5 Ural and P-228 federal highways. On behalf of the Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region, Alexey Russkikh, the work of road services in the region has been strengthened. According to information Ministry of Transport region, in the Ulyanovsk region they organized round-the-clock monitoring of the situation on the roads.

Due to worsening weather conditions in the Penza region, during the day traffic was temporarily restricted for freight and route vehicles on sections of the federal highways R-228, M-5 “Ural”, R-158. The ban will remain in effect until 08:00 November 21. State Traffic Inspectorate urges motorists to take weather conditions into account and refrain from driving unless absolutely necessary.

Due to snowfall and traffic congestion during rush hours, traffic jams formed in several regions of the Volga region. According to the service “Yandex. Maps”, in Saratov in the morning, when residents were heading to work, traffic jams were estimated at 10 points. According to the Yandex. Maps”, on the evening of November 20, traffic jams in Samara were 10 points. In Ulyanovsk, 10-point traffic jams also formed during the evening rush hour. City residents post photos of road accidents in different areas of the city on social networks.

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