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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New Jersey residents who want to advertise snow-shoveling services within 24 hours of snowy conditions can do so without fear of running afoul of local ordinances.
The measure, which lawmakers call the Right to Shovel bill, was one of 93 bills Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Tuesday as he cleared his desk of 158 measures.
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.
Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as the snow melts.
Officials in New York state are worried buildings may collapse when the rain arrives, because it initially will add to the weight of snow lying on roofs.
The state remains paralysed by “historic” levels of snowfall.