Sunday, February 11, 2007

Snowless in Tokyo

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo has set a record for its longest snowless winter
amid growing worldwide concerns about global warming, according to

The metropolitan area of the capital has not had snow this season,
making it the longest snowless winter since statistics were first kept
in 1876, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The previous record was set in 1960 when the season's first snowfall was
observed on February 10.

"Since we do not forecast any snowfall in the Tokyo area at least over
the next week, the record is likely to be extended further," an agency
official said.

Tokyo has never had a winter without any snow, he said.

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