DISCUSSION: As a weak low pressure system moved across parts of eastern Russia just days ago, there was a small dose of winter weather delivered to eastern Russia. As this weak low slowly pushed through eastern Russia, travel conditions became increasingly more dangerous as snowfall began to accumulate on many regional local and country-wide roadways. As shown in the image above, the weight of this semi -early season and wetter snowfall also acted to push down the branches of larger trees which also took down power lines and in some cases acted to block roadways. Thus, early season snowfall events often act to create major travel issues due to the often unexpected impacts associated with wetter snowfall earlier in the season.
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz