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A snowstorm hit Tokyo on Monday, dropping up to 23 cm (9 inches) of snow on downtown Tokyo.
Monday’s snowstorm brought the most snow that the capital city has seen since 2014, according to the Japan Times.
Total snow accumulation was between 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 inches), according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Adam Douty.
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a heavy snow warning for all of Tokyo’s 23 wards, according to the Japan Times.
The unusual amount of snow prompted many travel delays, including some road closures, according to Reuters. At Tokyo International Airport, about 250 departing flights were canceled, with at least 21 flights canceled for Tuesday. At Narita International Airport, two runways were closed due to snow.
Tokyo Metro warned riders about possible delays and cancellations, and also urged passengers to check the status of their train on their website.
According to NHK News, Tokyo Electric Power Company reported that snow and wind affected electric wires and caused 59,000 household electricity blackouts.
There are no snow concerns for Tuesday, but there will be strong wind gusts, according to Douty.
Wind in the area will reach gusts of 65 to 72 km/h (40 to 45 mph).
Along with wind, the capital area will have high temperatures of 6 to 7 C (44-45 F) on Tuesday.
“It will get well above freezing, so the snow will start to melt,” Douty said.
There are no snowstorms expected in this area in the near future, according to Douty.
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Three people were injured after severe weather tore from Indiana to Kentucky and Tennessee to end the week.
A new round of severe weather is threatening lives from Ohio through Tennessee and will continue into Saturday morning.
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A town in Iowa was severely damaged by a tornado on Thursday, while strong storms led to a tour boat disaster in Missouri that killed 17.
A boat carrying 31 people capsized on a lake near Branson, Missouri, as thunderstorms moved through the area on Thursday evening.
The risk of severe thunderstorms, including isolated tornadoes, will progress farther to the east and south over the central United States into Friday night.