– Snow and cold endanger harvest in Kyrgyzstan and Mid-Ural (Ice Age Now, Oct 7, 2014):
Storm warning – Rain expected to change to snow in Kyrgyzstan on October 8 and 9 in the Chu and Talas valleys, and foothill and mountainous areas, it is reported by Kyrgyzhydromet.
Meanwhile, freezing is forecast for the nights of October 9-10 in Chui, Talas, Kemin valley, in the agriculture areas of Issyk-Kul and Naryn oblasts.
In the foothills of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions, frosts are expected down to -1 to -3 degrees.
“Such freezings are dangerous for unharvested fruit and vegetable crops, and for dug up and uncovered potatoes and sugar beets.”
“These weather conditions complicate the most agricultural activities, including grazing on pastures, work vehicles, energy and utilities.”
(Reader’s comment: In a news item of some days ago was reported that much of the grain in the Mid-Ural area was not ripe yet, so new snowfall there is not good news)