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Storm blankets Tokyo with a year's worth of snow in a day - finance.yahoo.com

Storm blankets Tokyo with a year's worth of snow in a day

A storm clipped Tokyo, Japan, with accumulating snowfall Thursday, local time, prompting the country's weather agency to issue the area's first heavy snowfall warning in years and creating picturesque wintry scenes throughout the capital, along with travel disruptions.

A total of 3.9 inches (10 cm) of snow fell across central Tokyo, which was the most snow in the city since 2018 and the 10th heaviest snow in January since records began in 1876. To put this event into context, the region averages about 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) of snow each year.

"Tokyo mainly gets minor snow events most winters," AccuWeather Lead International Forecaster Jason Nicholls said, adding that the city picked up 8 inches (20 cm) of snow during the last big storm in January 2018. It was during that event that the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) last issued a heavy snowfall warning for Tokyo.

Scenes throughout the city captured residents walking with umbrellas through the streets to shield themselves from the falling snow as roads and sidewalks were blanketed in white.

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