Already snowbound, Hokkaido faces worst blizzard in years

Mar 1, 2016

Already snowbound, Hokkaido faces worst blizzard in years

The Meteorological Agency warned Hokkaido on Tuesday to brace for its worst blizzard in years, and airlines and railways halted some operations. As an intensive low-pressure system moved eastward near Hokkaido, the agency forecast a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 40 meters per second ...

Jan 24, 2016

Blizzard turns traffic-free Manhattan into winter playground

An otherworldly quiet descended over the streets of Manhattan on Saturday as a muffling blanket of snow and a complete ban on private vehicles transformed a city renowned for its bustle and horn-blaring traffic into a tranquil pedestrian mall. As a blizzard that seemed ...

Blizzard brings much of U.S. East Coast to a standstill

Jan 24, 2016

Blizzard brings much of U.S. East Coast to a standstill

A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the U.S. East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet (90 centimeters) of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down Washington and New York City. After days of weather ...

China hit by eye-watering cold snap

Jan 23, 2016

China hit by eye-watering cold snap

Much of China shivered Saturday as a teeth-chattering cold snap broke decades-old records and snow fell in some parts for the first time in years, cancelling flights and forcing many indoors. An orange alert was issued across the country as forecasts predicted eye-watering lows ...

Strong winds, snowfall hit many parts of Japan

Jan 20, 2016

Strong winds, snowfall hit many parts of Japan

Strong winds and snow buffeted much of the nation on Wednesday, mainly along the Sea of Japan, as a fully developed low-pressure system stalled over waters east of Hokkaido. The Japan Meteorological Agency called for people to remain alert for blizzards, heavy snow, strong ...

Snow way! Tokyo residents surprised by heavy snowfall

Jan 20, 2016

Snow way! Tokyo residents surprised by heavy snowfall

A wave of frustration and excitement spread across social media as a layer of wet snow coated the streets of Tokyo earlier this week. While commuters were irritated by train delays and flight cancellations, others seized the wintery day for some fun.