Heavy Snowfall Continues Along Sea Of Japan

Heavy snowfall continues along Sea of JapanHeavy snow fell Tuesday on Sea of Japan coastal areas while temperatures fell to their lowest this winter in many parts of the Japanese archipelago.
The village of Shimukappu in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido logged minus 32.8 C, while the Tokyo metropolitan area recorded minus 1.9 C and Osaka, 1.1 C, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The agency forecasts up to 60 centimeters of snowfall in the 24 hours through 6 a.m. Wednesday in the central Japan region of Hokuriku, 50 cm in the northeastern region of Tohoku as well as the western region of Chugoku and 40 cm in the Kanto region covering Tokyo and its vicinities.