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First November Snow in 54 years

January 19, 2017 10:46 pm | Jellyfish Education Consultancy

First November Snow in 54 years

Tokyo, Japan just experienced its first snow in 54 years last November 24, 2016. Japan Meteorological Agency said it was the first time since fallen snow was on the ground in November since such records started to be taken in 1875 and it was during November of 1962 that snow last touched the soil of central Japan.

The snow, which began as sleet around dawn but turned to snow soon after, was sparked by an unusual cold front spreading over the Tokyo area that sent temperatures down to near 0°C (32°F).

Though Tokyo, which is on roughly the same latitude as the US city of Raleigh, North Carolina, does see snow at least once a year, it usually falls in January or February and rarely accumulates for long.

As much as 2cm of snow was predicted for central Tokyo by the time the snow stops, likely by early afternoon, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency.

 

Written by: Dee Llenos