Last Updated: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tokyo Snow Storm 2014 marked as the heaviest snowfall in 20 years!


Heavy snow storm in 20 years in Tokyo, Japan has claimed lives of five people and injured more than six hundred others, Xinhua reported.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, around 25 centimeters of snow has been recorded in Tokyo by Saturday night. The Japan Meteorological Agency has also issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years.

Snow storm in Tokyo has even disrupted domestic flights and bullet trains.

AccuWeather.com has described Tokyo snow storm 2014 as a rare event.
Tokyo is a difficult place for snow due to the high peak of Mount Fuji, just to the west of the city. It blocks a lot of the storms moving in from the west, and most storms coming in from the south and east are too warm.
Below is you tube footage of Tokyo Snow Storm 2014.



Original post: Natural Disasters List February 9, 2014