Watch Snow Tsunami Devours Siberian City

first_imgStay on target As a pre-winter storm dumped snow in U.S. Thursday, people in the Midwest and East Coast had to deal with traffic headaches, flight delays, and school closures. But a Siberian city recently experienced a much scarier situation (and sub-zero temperatures) when a massive cloud rolled over the area like a tsunami.A time-lapse video shot by the Afontovo television station in Krasnoyarsk, and shared by The Siberian Times on Twitter on November 11, showed part of the city, Siberia’s third largest, being devoured by a tsunami-like snow cloud.Snow tsunami covers the city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia’s third largest. Video shared by Afontovo TV station— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) November 11, 2018And if the scary footage is not enough to prove that the #WinterStruggleIsReal in Krasnoyarsk, residents also had to deal with temperatures dropping to minus 50 degrees Celsius last weekend, according to Russian television network, RT.Krasnoyarsk, located on the Yenisei River, experience long, dark, and cloudy winters, with temperatures dropping below minus 30 degrees Celsius. Summers are short but warm with temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius (62 degrees F) but it can be cold at night. Despite the extreme climate, Krasnoyarsk is home to about a million people.Aerial view of Krasnoyarsk, the third largest city in Siberia, Russia. Temperatures here in the winter typically drop to minus 30 degrees Celsius. (Photo Credit: Sergey Filinin/AFP/Getty Images)The economy of the city is primarily dependent upon its aluminium production facilities. Krasnoyarsk boasts dozens of factories as well as one of the world’s biggest aluminium plants, and is considered one of Russia’s most polluted cities.More on Storm Turns South African Town RedOldest Intact Shipwreck Discovered in the Black SeaHurricane Maria Exposed Ancient Dominican Artifacts Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm ActivityWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ last_img read more