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.
In Minnesota, meanwhile, real tragedy beckons. Temperatures won’t escape the 60s today.
(h/t: Mike Olson)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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