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    Posted February 14, 2014 by
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    Wintry weather 2014

    Some snow in NYC?...try here in Japan!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     English teacher yrchmellon has been living in Japan for 25 years and he says he has never seen this much snow in Japan. He shared photos he took of the recent snowfall in Yamanashi, Japan, on February 8 and on February 14. The second photo in his iReport shows his car buried under a mountain of snow that recently fell in his area. He says local news stations are reporting that more than 114 centimeters (approximately 45 inches) of snow fell in the past 24 hours. He says heavy snowfall has caused some problems around the city. 'Almost nobody is driving their car for the last 24 hours or so, except for emergency services and those that must get to somewhere. All of my classes I teach were cancelled due to nobody being able to get around,' he explained.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    I have lived in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan as an ex-pat for over 25 years and NEVER seen anything like this before. Here it goes: on February 8th-9th-45 cm (17+ inches) of snow. And yesterday, February 14th to this morning, the 15th-110 cm (43 inches) of snow. This is NOT an exaggeration! And all in just under 24 hours! The photos prove it. So, you in NYC, do not complain about 1-3 inches of show for 2 days straight...you are getting way too soft there! Either way, make wise choices in your getting around and stay safe...everyone.
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