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.