Mount Fuji gets its first snowcap of the year

Oct 26, 2017

Mount Fuji gets its first snowcap of the year

Mount Fuji donned a snowcap overnight Wednesday for the first time this season — 31 days later than last year — according to the city of Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture. The declaration follows a separate announcement by the local branch of the Meteorological Agency that the ...

Martian night forecast: Dark with flurries

/ Aug 22, 2017

Martian night forecast: Dark with flurries

Mars is buffeted by turbulent snowstorms that occur only at night, according to a study released Monday that revises our understanding of Red Planet weather. Up to now, it was thought that snow falling from low-lying Martian clouds settled slowly and sparsely to the ground ...

Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Feb 10, 2017

Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Heavy snow plastered much of the Sea of Japan coast on Friday as a cold wave hit the archipelago, disrupting transportation and causing power outages. The Meteorological Agency warned the snowfall could continue through Sunday and spread to the Pacific coast. In Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture, around ...

Heavy snow traps over 300 vehicles in western Japan

Jan 24, 2017

Heavy snow traps over 300 vehicles in western Japan

More than 300 vehicles were stranded in the snow early Tuesday on highways and major roads along the Sea of Japan coast, prompting a request for troops to help with rescue efforts. Roughly 200 vehicles were held up on National Route 373 in the town ...

Search for Italy avalanche survivors makes headway; Migrants pitch in

Jan 22, 2017

Search for Italy avalanche survivors makes headway; Migrants pitch in

Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-hit hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy, where they searched for signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and staff. Falling snow reduced visibility and raised new ...

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 continue ...

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 years, ...