Weather is Soft and Harsh in Russia…

Weather measured in harshness or softness in Russia. I hear the Russians talk about -25 below zero as soft weather and sometimes -15 below zero is harsh weather. It confused me at first, then over the years, I have gathered what I need to understand what Russians mean about harsh weather and soft weather…

After years, I discovered that humidity is the difference. It is -5, humid and harsh. It is -30, dry and soft. It is windy and harsh at -10, or -10 is soft with no breeze what so ever…

Weather matter not…

I also discovered that it is a mental issue also. A Russia will stand outside and talk at -30 below and never one time act like it is cold. They just chat away, smoke cigarettes, drink a beer and act like it is a summer day. Granted, there are many more frozen days than warm days in Moscow, Russia, but still…

Today it is -19 below and it is soft weather. Yesterday was -19 below and it was harsh weather. Today the wind changed direction and it will warm up tonight to -10 below. That is what makes it soft. and I joke about being Bahama like outside. Yesterday was terrible and while still -19 below, it was windy and harsh. The wind sliced like a razor knife and the cold froze tears dripping from your eyes. It just plain sucked. I am starting to understand the “feels like” temperature that the news portrays. That is the important number to watch for, when dressing to go outside…

This is different from where I grew up in America, for it seems that no matter how bad the weather, it was still soft most of the time. Now I realize that Canada and other northern countries are the same as Russia, but I never lived in Canada, this far North…

I like soft more than harsh… 🙂

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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About Кайл Китон

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон