Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets.
Snow began falling before dawn with the mercury approaching zero as a cold weather system moved south.
The Japan Meterological Agency said it was the first time snow had fallen in November in central Tokyo since 1962.
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Thousands of NATO soldiers will undertake cold-weather training near Norway’s border with Russia, and officials have admitted that the timing may anger Moscow, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported Sunday.
While the exercise was planned long before the Ukraine crisis, all participants have decided to continue with the maneuvers, which will see more than 16,000 NATO troops near the Norway-Russia border in the Arctic. In 2012 Russia called a similar exercise “provocative.”
Climate experts have confirmed last year was globally the hottest on record.
Global temperatures were 0.69C (1.24F) above 20th century averages, making 2014 the warmest year in records dating back to 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.
In 49 years of records, more snow covered the Northern Hemisphere this fall than any other time. It is a very surprising result, especially when you consider temperatures have tracked warmest on record over the same period.
Data from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab show the fall Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent exceeded 22 million square kilometers, exceeding the previous greatest fall extent recorded in 1976.
CHICAGO (CBS) — This year has not only been one of the coldest in Chicago, it is also one of the few places on the entire planet that was colder than average this year.
In fact, none of us have never experienced a year as cold as 2014.
The last time the average annual year-to-date temperature was this cold was back in 1904.