Bad weather with heavy snow continues
NHK -- Dec 28
Heavy snow and strong winds continue to affect northern and central Japan. Additional snow is expected to top 40 centimeters through Friday morning.

Weather officials say heavy snow is likely in the mountainous districts of northern and central Japan into this evening. They warn of avalanches in some areas and say transportation systems may be affected.

A maximum of about 60 centimeters of snow has fallen during the 24 hours beginning Wednesday in some areas.

As of noon on Thursday, 158 centimeters of snow had accumulated in the village of Hinoemata in Fukushima Prefecture.

30 to 40 centimeters of additional snow is likely to fall in northern and central Japan through Friday morning.

今シーズン最強寒波の影響で、日本海側の各地で大雪となっています。28日朝までは大雪に警戒が必要です。 今週、居座っている寒波がピークを迎えています。27日午前4時までの24時間降雪量は新潟県の湯沢で74センチ、群馬県の藤原で59センチなどと26日から大雪になっています。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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