July 07, 2021

Cloudy With a Chance of Milkshakes


Cloudy With a Chance of Milkshakes
It's the Milky (high)Way.  YouTube

A lactose-themed weather event occurred in the Moscow micro-district of Ivanovo, but alas, it doesn't pair very very well with cookies. The phenomenon is called "Milky Rain" because it causes the precipitation to be completely opaque and white, like the dairy beverage. 

The downpour in the region only lasted for about ten minutes, but left white stains on the pavement. After a prolonged heatwave, local residents were grateful for the rain, even though it was so brief and highly unusual. 

This is not a unique weather situation, as it has occurred in a few locations across the US as a result of ash or dust sediment nearby. The exact cause of the milky rain in Ivanovo has yet to be determined.

Further investigation and water samples will likely be necessary to get to the bottom of things. But any Moscow resident would likely take chalky rain over some of the other white precipitation the country is noted for! 

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