The snowfall total in Moscow beats 50 years record
A record amount of snow has fallen this January in Moscow as the "Moscow city news agency" learned from the Director General of the Moscow's and Moscow Region's Meteobureau Mr. Alexey Lyakhov. "An analysis of our last 50 years' records allows us to say that this January is the most snowy since the January of 1970 with its 100 cm of snow (39 3/8 inches). This January's total snowfall has already risen to 104 cm (41 inch) and the month isn't over yet, so the total can grow more. The 50 years average is 40-45 cm (15 3/4-17 5/7 inches)", said Mr. Lyakhov.
According to his words, much snow is good for the city's soil. "Much snow means much water for soil in spring. That's good for the city's greens and trees. Especially because a city's soil is usually dry", said Mr. Lyakhov.
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