It was a gorgeous day in Novosibirsk, central Russia, on Saturday when the sky started raining cold death. A freak hailstorm sent people scurrying, including — you may note — the woman in the stars-and-stripes bikini.
No one was killed by the hail.
Russia Today says snowdrifts piled up on the roads in the Ural region. The temperature dropped from the 60s to near zero.
— Алла Шумихина (@gotskaya) July 12, 2014
In Minnesota, meanwhile, real tragedy beckons. Temperatures won’t escape the 60s today.
(h/t: Mike Olson)