Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes and hundreds more injured, as more than one metre (three feet) of snow fell in some areas. The snow forced airports to cancel flights and closed roads as it barrelled past Tokyo on Saturday. Forecasters are warning of blizzards and avalanches later, as the storm moves north towards Hokkaido.
Kyodo news agency reported deaths in several prefectures near Tokyo, and other deaths as far south as Oita on Kyushu island. Reports said roofs of buildings had collapsed under the weight of snow in some areas, and hundreds of drivers had been left stranded in miles-long traffic jams. Some 27cm of snow was dumped on Tokyo on Friday and Saturday, and several other cities reported record snowfall.THIS SNOW WAS NO MORE CAUSED BY MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE THAN IT WAS IN 1883:
The deepest snow on record for the city was 46 cm (18.1”) measured on February 8, 1883 (this is a depth record, not necessarily a single snowstorm record).THOSE WHO ARGUE THESE TYPES OF WEATHER EVENTS - OR A DROUGHT IN CALIFORNIA, OR AN ICE-STORM IN THE MID-SOUTH - ARE CAUSED BY MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE ARE EITHER DELUDED DUPES OR LEFTIST LIARS.