Another foot of snow in Japan

Heavy snow fell in a wide area along the Sea of Japan coast as well as central and eastern Japan from Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

Up to 65 cm (31 inches) of snow was recorded in Niigata Prefecture and 55 cm in Nagano Prefecture in just 24 hours. Near Tokyo, the first snow of the season was observed in Kumagaya in Saitama Prefecture, 11 days later than usual but 13 days earlier than last winter.

Last year, the heaviest snow in four years hit Tokyo, as 23 cm of snow disrupted transport and paralyzed businesses. The following month, some 1,500 vehicles were stranded over 10 km (6 miles) on a main road in Fukui Prefecture as a result of heavy snow.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/01/f685cc3bb9bd-heavy-snow-hits-nagano-sea-of-japan-coast.html

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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January 9, 2019 at 12:07PM

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