Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Latest USDA weather update for western FSU

From northern and eastern Ukraine into southern Russia, snow provided timely protection from the coldest air of the season.

Snowfall averaged 2 to 15 cm in Ukraine and Belarus, with the deepest snow cover (10 cm or more) noted in eastern Ukraine where readings dipped to -22°C during the period.

In Russia’s Central and Southern Districts, 5 to 20 cm of snow (locally more) afforded adequate protection from temperatures as low as -27°C.

Consequently, this week’s arctic blast had little detrimental impact on dormant winter wheat.