Friday, March 10, 2017

Talk about snow

It is snowing in New England now. It may reach as much as 5 inches, which means that probably the schools will be closed. This would not happen in Japan. One small town in the mountains gets 695 inches a year. That’s 26 times more snow than New York City receives in a winter, and more than six times as snowy as supposedly snowy Syracuse. Yet, the road to this town is open year-round.

There are mountains in Japan. Parts of the JIDA Mountains can receive as much as 1,500 inches of snow a year, or 125 feet. Within these mountains is a tourist attraction, the Snow Canyon, whose walls can be as high as 66 feet.

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