Heavy snowfall blankets much of country

Jan 15, 2017

Heavy snowfall blankets much of country

A wide swath of the Sea of Japan coast was hit by heavy snow Sunday as a strong wintery air mass gripped much of the Japanese archipelago, snarling traffic and hampering the unified university entrance exams. The Meteorological Agency warned that the snow would ...

Europe: heavy snow brings more misery, deaths, travel delays

Jan 11, 2017

Europe: heavy snow brings more misery, deaths, travel delays

Authorities dug out stranded residents as heavy snow blanketed Eastern Europe Wednesday as people struggled with travel delays, power outages and sub-zero temperatures. Homeless people and migrants were among those most at risk. The recent cold snap has now been blamed for at least ...

New storm hits U.S. West as South, New England slow to thaw

Jan 9, 2017

New storm hits U.S. West as South, New England slow to thaw

A winter storm that spread ice and snow from Mississippi to Maine is leaving behind cold so bitter that businesses and schools are closing in the South because the region still hasn’t thawed. Four deaths have blamed on the storm, which dropped more than ...

European cold snap kills at least 23

Jan 8, 2017

European cold snap kills at least 23

A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. Russia meanwhile celebrated the coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 ...

Heavy snow disrupts flights, train services in central Hokkaido

Dec 10, 2016

Heavy snow disrupts flights, train services in central Hokkaido

Heavy snow hit central Hokkaido on Saturday, disrupting flight and train services throughout the region. At New Chitose Airport, southeast of the capital Sapporo, 241 flights were canceled, according to the airport operator. A total of 135 train runs, including those connecting Sapporo Station ...

Tokyo area gets first November dusting of snow in 54 years

Nov 24, 2016

Tokyo area gets first November dusting of snow in 54 years

Snow fell in Tokyo and elsewhere in eastern Japan on Thursday, the first snowfall to hit the Japanese capital in November in 54 years, disrupting traffic and causing electricity usage to spike due to heating demand. Injuries were also reported in Tokyo and surrounding ...