NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured October snow in Siberia.

Credit: NASA

The territory of Siberia extends eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and Arctic drainage basins. Vegetation in Siberia is mostly taiga, with a tundra belt on the northern fringe, and a temperate forest zone in the south. The climate of Siberia varies dramatically, but it typically has short summers and long, brutally cold winters. On the north coast, north of the Arctic Circle, there is a very short (about one-month-long) summer. By far the most commonly occurring climate in Siberia is continental subarctic (Koppen Dfc or Dwc), with the annual average temperature about −5C and an average for January of −25C and an average for July of +17C.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Starover64

Reference: October Snow in Siberia (NASA Earth Observatory)
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