Japan – Heavy snowfall leaves thousands without electricity

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Heavy snowfall caused blackouts in more than 56,000 households in Hokkaido Prefecture today.

Hokkaido Electric Power company said the snowstorm has affected power transmission cables in the cities of Muroran, Noboribetsu, Toyako, and other cities and municipalities.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency warned of continued snowfall through this evening, with cumulative snow expected to reach as much as 16 inches (40 cm) in the heavy-hit southern coastal areas of Hokkaido through tomorrow afternoon.

The agency has issued snow storm warnings in coastal areas of Hokkaido, as well as other northern prefectures Aomori, Akita, Yamagata and Niigata.

So much for global warming.

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9 thoughts on “Japan – Heavy snowfall leaves thousands without electricity”

  1. Just another example of increasing snowfall across many parts of the hemipshere as we enter into a major cooling phase.

  2. I’m still waiting on snow to show up in Anchorage, Alaska — it’d be nice, because at least then it’ll be near mid-high 20s instead of single digits that it has been.

  3. how much will you bet
    that these japanese
    get their power back

    some of the new yorkers
    hit by sandy

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