Wednesday, 22 March 2017

USDA February weather summary for eastern FSU

During February, seasonably cold, snowy conditions prevailed in the north while rain and snow boosted moisture supplies for dormant winter wheat in the south.

Central Russia and neighbouring portions of northern Kazakhstan were encased in a deep snowpack as bitter cold (-40 to -30°C) prevailed over the region.

Farther south, moderate to heavy rain and snow (100- 270 percent of normal) maintained adequate to abundant moisture reserves for dormant winter wheat in Uzbekistan.