Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

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Biber
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Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by Biber » 17 Aug 2018 15:51

Is weather data for the eastern front archived or otherwise available? Can somebody point me in the right direction?

thank you!

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Re: Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by Art » 17 Aug 2018 20:14

Usually there are two types of sources:
1) Records of weather in military documents of various kinds.
2) Civil meteo records.
The first you can find in archival documents, specifically in docs of units and formations operating in the area and time of interest. As for the second, there are some pieces of info online occasionally. For example, I've found a site with historical daily records of temperature and precipitation in various cites of Russia/USSR. Here is Rostov-on-Don, January 42:
http://thermo.karelia.ru/weather/w_hist ... &year=1942
Many gaps in this database though.

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Re: Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by Mangrove » 18 Aug 2018 07:16

Biber wrote:
17 Aug 2018 15:51
Is weather data for the eastern front archived or otherwise available?
Art wrote:
17 Aug 2018 20:14
2) Civil meteo records.
Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data for 518 Russian Meteorological Stations (1881 - 2010)

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Re: Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by FORBIN Yves » 18 Aug 2018 12:31

Interesting,
Can' t see all locations and the record is ? i have read about - 50 ° C near Moscow in 12/1941 and - 30° near Stalingrad 42/43 and what height of snow ?
Possibe have periods or days for snow storm, mud ?
Thanks.

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Re: Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by Art » 18 Aug 2018 14:55


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Re: Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by Art » 18 Aug 2018 15:12

Also records for meteo station in Ryazan (180 km SE of Moscow):
http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/ftp/russi ... /27730.txt

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Re: Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by Mangrove » 18 Aug 2018 17:34

FORBIN Yves wrote:
18 Aug 2018 12:31
Can' t see all locations and the record is ? i have read about - 50 ° C near Moscow in 12/1941 and - 30° near Stalingrad 42/43 and what height of snow ?
Here are some minimum temperatures I have collected from the above database. It should be noted that urban areas are warmer than their surrounding rural areas due to human activities.

Winter War:
- Mozhaysk (110 km W of Moscow) (27509), -44.0°C on 16 January 1940.
- Uhtua/Ukhta (22408), -41.4°C on 14 February 1940.
- Petroskoi/Petrozavodsk (22820), -40.5°C on 18 January 1940.
- Saint Petersburg (26063), -35.6°C on 17 January 1940.
- Kantalahti/Kandalaksha (22217), -33.5°C on 18 January 1940.
- Repola (22602), -32.9°C on 16 January 1940.
- Murmansk (22113), -29.5°C on 31 December 1939 and on 16 January 1940.

1941/1942:
- Ryazan (27730), the closest weather station to Moscow, -37.4°C on 21 January 1942.
- Verkhniy Baskunchak (34579), the closest weather station to Stalingrad, -31.4°C on 8 February 1943.

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Re: Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by Biber » 13 Sep 2018 17:03

I'm actually looking for Ukraine, the Rowne/Rivne region.

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Re: Weather data for the Eastern Front - 1941-42

Post by ndagostino » 31 May 2022 20:27

I've created a chart based on the government data for Ryazan (180 km SE of Moscow) provided by:
http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/ftp/russi ... /27730.txt

Please find the attached table showing the average lowest temperature by month for the WW2 years.
Winter Weather Records for meteo station in Ryazan (180 km SE of Moscow).pdf
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