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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When midnight approaches in Old Delhi and a thick, freezing fog settles over the city, the quilt-wallah Farukh Khan sits on his corner, watching the market for his services come to life.
They shuffle up one by one, men desperate for sleep. The bicycle rickshaw pullers, peeling one of his 20-rupee, or 30-cent, quilts off a pile, fold their bodies into strange angles on the four-foot seats of their vehicles. The day laborers curl their bodies on the frigid sidewalk, sometimes spooned against other men for warmth.
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.”
Bitterly cold air from Siberia has brought dangerously frigid and likely record-setting temperatures to the eastern half of the US.
Temperatures are 20-40F below normal for February from the Mid-Atlantic to the South.
This coming winter will be the coldest winter (late 2014 and early 2015) on modern record. Stock up on firewood now.
Snowfall records will be set in Europe and the U.S.