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1st snow of season in Sapporo latest in history

The city of Sapporo observed its first snowfall of the season early Tuesday, on a date that matches the latest ever recorded, the Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory said.

The year 1890 was the last time Nov. 20 marked the season’s first snow in Sapporo, the largest city in Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, the observatory said.

This date is 23 days later than the first snowfall in an average year, and 28 days later than last year. The snow started to fall at around 12:50 a.m. Tuesday in Sapporo as cold air was above the city, it said.

All — Kyodo News+

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