Moscow May Mist Skies To Stop Snow This Winter

October 18, 2009

Moscow (ChattahBox) – Moscow is hoping to avoid a white Christmas this year, and it looks like they might succeed.

Moscow’s mayor, Yury Luzhkov, has decided enough is enough. He wants a winter without the blanketing blizzards that sometimes bring the city to a standstill.

He had commissioned the air force to use various chemicals in a mist to layer the clouds. That chemical mist will keep all but light snowfalls from falling on the city.

“You know how every year on City Day and Victory Day we create the weather?” Luzhkov was quoted by Yahoo.

“Well, we should do the same with the snow! Then outside Moscow there will be more moisture, a bigger harvest, while for us it won’t snow as much. It will make financial sense.”

It might sound like the plan of a mad genius, but Moscow has played with the weather before. Every year the air force is paid on two occasions to use chemicals to pass clouds from over the city, to keep skies sunny.

The initial proposal has already been passed, and details are being decided on. So far, it is known that the air force will daily mist the skies with cement powder, dry ice or silver iodide.

But it might still be canceled, as experts move to study the effects on the environment, and on human and animal life, and month without snow might take.

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2 Responses to “Moscow May Mist Skies To Stop Snow This Winter”

  1. Moscow Russia Insider on October 19th, 2009 4:42 am

    Jeez….Moscow mayor is going and more insane with time. What will be next? AA cannons to shoot the birds down?

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