#NoRussianWinter: Heat Wave in Russia

Reality update: Russia is experiencing an abnormally warm winter – The Washington Post … :

The nation is experiencing a winter heat wave that is such a hot-button issue, it was the first question posed to President Vladimir Putin during his four-plus-hour end-of-year news conference Thursday. A day earlier, Russia’s Hydrometeorological Research Center recorded Moscow’s warmest December temperature in 133 years (5.6 degrees Celsius, or 42 degrees Fahrenheit). The European part of Russia is experiencing weather that’s 5 to 8 degrees Celsius warmer than the norm for late December.