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Record snow hits Japan. Most since records started.

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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Heavy snow on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

An unusually powerful storm hit the city of Iwamizawa on Monday, leaving behind mounds of snow nearly two metres deep.

Scientists say they can't confirm exactly how much snow fell because their measuring instruments were damaged in the blizzard.

But the island's meteorological agency said this is the most snow Iwamizawa has been hit with since records began in 1946.

Here, the sheer weight of the snow caused the collapse of a wooden roof.

The falling structure knocked over several stoves, setting the building ablaze.

On Tuesday, many bus and train services remained suspended due to snow on the tracks and roadways.




Crazy stuff!


They should come live in parts of Canada where this is commonplace.


Amazing to see people who have never dealt with this though and how they react.

Any thoughts?

Pred...


edit on 19-1-2012 by predator0187 because: Same video




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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wont be long befour the snow begin to glow,
on a sereos side these guys arn having it good lately



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:20 PM
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Hmmm....I am really starting to wonder about all of the different weather,
snow where is doesnt, no rain where is usually is...

Extremes to one end and the other...


They blame the Jet Stream for the difference in the U.S.,
whats going on in Japan?



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by predator0187
Crazy stuff!


They should come live in parts of Canada where this is commonplace.


Amazing to see people who have never dealt with this though and how they react.

Any thoughts?




I was up that way just before new year's- spent NYE in Sapporo (about 30 minutes south of Iwamizawa) and headed down to Niseko for some snowboarding.. The cities in that part of Hokkaido get more snow in a winter than ANY city in Canada, period. Sapporo gets something like 6m on average. Winter of 09-10 Niseko got somewhere between 15 and 20 meters. Best powder in the world.

don't get me wrong - 2m is a hell of a lot of snow to get overnight, but to suggest that people in Hokkaido don't know how to deal with a lot of snow is like saying Canadians don't know how to deal with +30C temperatures in summer.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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Any thoughts?

They are going to have a big problem with runoff, I would bet.

Honestly, I'd rather have the snow. We're dealing with heavy rains/flooding.
The Gov. had to declare 'state of emerg.' in some areas. Guess Winter decided to say hello.

edit on 19-1-2012 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



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