The area’s first snow typically arrives in November, so a substantial snow is not out of the ordinary in terms of timing.
이상 100 miles northwest, in the city of Zhangjiakou, is where the most Olympic snow events will take place. It typically picks up more snowfall each year compared to Beijing since it is at a higher elevation, making it a more ideal location for outdoor snow sports.
And with the snow comes the cold. Widespread temperatures of 5 ...에 10 degrees Celsius and in some cases around 15 degrees Celsius below normal is forecast this weekend across northern China.
The storm system prompted the China Meteorological Administration to declare a level three response, meaning more timely forecasts will be issued.
Temperatures are expected to remain below average into much of next week, although it will not be as significantly colder than normal than this weekend.
Temperatures are usually at their coldest in Beijing and the greater region during the heart of winter — around the start of the new year.
January is the coldest month followed by December then February. The average daytime temperature in February, which is when the games will be held, 이다 4.0 섭씨 온도 (39.2 화씨) but usually falls several degrees below freezing overnight, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Organizers will need to hope for more snow between now and the Olympics as above freezing temperatures in the next three months will slowly melt snow from the weekend storm.