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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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Tokyo has November snow for first time in 54 years
A U.S. weather satellite that will “revolutionize” forecasting blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous high-definition views of hurricanes and other storms over the Western Hemisphere.
A detailed stream of images provided by the satellite is expected to sharpen weather forecasts, provide more advanced warning of floods and better tracking of wildfires, plumes and volcanic ash clouds.
Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results.
Fact check will appear with other news organisations in Google News and will, Google says, “shine a light on its efforts to divide fact from fiction”.
A team of Russian weather experts claim that their station on an ice-covered Arctic isle is “besieged” by polar bears, according to a report by Russian news agency TASS.
The five researchers charged with staffing the outpost on Troynoy Island say that there are about 10 adult polar bears as well as cubs circling their base. A female polar bear spends nights perched outside the station’s windows, making it dangerous for the scientists to exit. They have reportedly run out of flares and have lost at least one of their two dogs to the arctic beasts.
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Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – Russian scientists are ‘besieged’ by polar bears at a remote Arctic post
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s buckling to pneumonia Sunday, requiring her to be whisked away from a 9/11 ceremony at New York’s Ground Zero, was the temperature of just 75-77 degrees, one of the coolest in the past month.
Weather Underground said it was 75 degrees at the time, a day after it reached 94 when it was also extremely muggy in downtown New York City.
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Time For Truth: (Washington Examiner) – Clinton 'overheated' on coolest day, just 75 degrees, breezy