Heavy snowfall in Japan.
On New Year’s Day in the mountains, which stretch along the coast of the Sea of Japan, the country of the Rising Sun hit a heavy snowstorm.
Heavy snowfalls continue in Niigata Prefecture, the Hokuriku region and parts of the Tohoku region, the Japan Meteorological Office said.
On Friday afternoon, some areas recorded more than 30 centimeters (12 inches) of snow in 12 hours. The total snowfall reached 216 centimeters in the village of Okura in the province of Yamagata and 157 centimeters in the city of Uonuma, in the province of Niigata. Due to the stormy weather, 88 domestic flights were canceled in Japan.
The reason for such a heavy snowfall was the intrusion of very cold air at the rear of the cyclone.
According to preliminary calculations, snowfall will continue until the beginning of next week, including in low-lying areas.
The population is urged to be careful of snow falling from roofs and trees, as well as avalanches, and to be aware of possible interruptions in transport.
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January 3, 2021 at 09:19AM