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SNOW much fun! Sakhalin locals leap from top floor into snow piles00:19

SNOW much fun! Sakhalin locals leap from top floor into snow piles

Russian Federation, Uglegorsk, Sakhalin island
December 29, 2017 at 14:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Residents of Uglegorsk on Sakhalin Island made the most of the wintry conditions by jumping directly into huge snowbanks from the fourth floor of a building on Thursday.

On December 25 and 26, the equivalent of more than one month’s snowfall fell in just 48 hours with strong winds up to 20 metres per second (45mph). The storm caused authorities to issue an avalanche warning for 11 regions of the island.

According to forecasts, the snowy weather is expected to continue in the Sakhalin region for the rest of the week up to New Year's Day.

SNOW much fun! Sakhalin locals leap from top floor into snow piles00:19
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Residents of Uglegorsk on Sakhalin Island made the most of the wintry conditions by jumping directly into huge snowbanks from the fourth floor of a building on Thursday.

On December 25 and 26, the equivalent of more than one month’s snowfall fell in just 48 hours with strong winds up to 20 metres per second (45mph). The storm caused authorities to issue an avalanche warning for 11 regions of the island.

According to forecasts, the snowy weather is expected to continue in the Sakhalin region for the rest of the week up to New Year's Day.

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