Five times average snowfall in Morioka city. Temperatures below minus 20 degrees are likely.
The amount of cold and snow is different from last year. Snow flew fiercely at the acid spa hot spring located at the foot of Hakkoda mountain in Aomori Prefecture. Snow cover exceeded 2 meters (almost 7 ft) for the first time this season.
It got cool yesterday too, mainly in eastern Japan, with with the temperature falling below 0 degrees at more than half of the observation points in the whole country.
The amount of snow is also larger than normal. Aomori city has already received nearly 50 cm (20 inches) of snow, about twice the normal year.
Snow in Morioka city is 19 cm, about five times the average of this year. Tomorrow morning it will be severely cold nationwide.
In Hokkaido it is likely to drop to minus 20 degrees.
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