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Moscow Records Highest March Snow Depth in 20 Years

As of March 26, 2013, the snow depth in Moscow, Russia, was 30 inches, their highest March snow depth in more than 20 years.

"A previous record snow depth of 29 inches was recorded March 19, 1994," said Senior Expert Meteorologist Jim Andrews.

In early February, following a big outburst of snow, reports from Interfax (the Russian news service) stated the snowfall had reached 85 inches. Normal snowfall for Moscow is 60 inches.

The Moscow Times reported that Moscow is having their coldest March since the 1950s. Colder temperatures there this spring have prevented the birds from migrating north from their wintering grounds.

During the week of March 17-23, 2013, temperatures in Moscow dropped to negative 55 degrees F. This was the lowest March temperature recorded in 50 years.

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