Due to the anomalous warm Russian winter, mushrooms went into the forests. The temperature in Moscow and adjacent areas is about 10 degrees higher than the norm of January, meteorologists of all major weather services in Russia say. So, according to the forecasts of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, until the end of the first week of 2018, the temperature in Moscow at night will be from 0 to -2 degrees, in the daytime it is expected to be +1 to +3 degrees. Cooling is expected only starting from January 8 – on Monday after Orthodox Christmas, the temperature, according to the forecast of the Hydrometeorological Center, will drop to -6 degrees. Then, for the first time this year, nature will pamper the Muscovites with snow.
“For several days in Russia, records of maximum temperature have been fixed,” specialists of the weather center “Phobos” note. – For example, in St. Petersburg the air warmed up to almost +5 degrees. So the warmth usually happens here in early April. The boundary of the snow cover now passes in the upper reaches of the Volga – and in fact usually at the beginning of January the snow should lie in the lower reaches of the Don and on the coast of the Azov Sea.
As for Moscow, the weather this year is really anomalous – not so much by the temperature (to the plus points in winter we are already beginning to get used to), how much is the duration of the thaw. Two weeks of positive temperature, even at night – and here the snow fell quite enough in December, completely melted, leaving no place for slush, but for greenery.
“Eurozima,” say Muscovites who stayed in the capital for the holidays. Meteorologists are correcting, rather, the Crimean winter: a warm wind is blowing from the Black Sea. Plus 1 degree in January – this is the temperature that is typical for Simferopol.
– In the coming days, the atmosphere in the atmosphere over the Russian plain will not change much, – experts of “Phobos” continue. – Winter will continue to develop according to the Crimean weather scenario. Heat and moisture from the south will dominate in European Russia. And only by the beginning of the next week the air currents will begin to unfold on the northern rumbles. Together with them, the temperature regime will approach the normal values.
Fans of winter sports and recreation, of course, are disappointed: skiing in Moscow parks is canceled for an indefinite period. But unexpectedly lucky mushroom pickers: the season in the last year of 2017 and so it continued anomalously long, until November, and in January a new one suddenly began!
– We went out for a walk in the woods, dry, beautiful, so we found mushrooms, – the summer resident from Mikhnevsky region Alexander Paskhalov is happy. – And not autumn, survived December, and chanterelles – this winter no one remembers! No baskets, of course, but there is a bag!
In other parts of Central Russia, mushroom pickers have also been lucky – chanterelles remain exotic in winter, but in many places there are oyster mushrooms and honey mushrooms.
To whom the headache was added – so it is to the flower growers. The fact is that bulbous plants that winter in the ground, because of abnormal temperatures, have gone into growth. “Crocuses have appeared from the earth, in a week will beat with a frost what to do, I do not know”, – tells Anna Grigorieva from the Taldomsky area.
On the forums of gardeners and florists give advice – either to hope for the wisdom of nature (in the spring the bulb has a little more energy to ascend), or dig up bulbs and store in the dark. Supporters have both methods.