DISCUSSION: As a classic strengthening low pressure system continued making its way out of central/eastern Europe, there quickly became an increased threat for an impactful snowfall event across parts of western/central Russia as well as surrounding areas. Though it is not incredibly common to see the first snowfall of the season quite this early in places including (but not limited to) Moscow, Russia this is precisely what unfolded during the overnight hours of the 7 October over in parts of central Russia. With daybreak having passed across these regions, it is almost certain that this quick winter blast created some travel issues both on the ground and in the air with the three international airports that are consistently very busy day in and day out. That being said, as shown above, this lighter snowfall event did create some fairly scenic imagery as a result of snow falling just beyond the wall of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz