Tokyo experiencing worst snowfall in decades as fears of a ‘mini ice age’ surface
The U.S. has blamed the recent cold snap on the polar vortex, but some question what is really going on
By Shepard Ambellas
February 10, 2014
The city was hit heavy with snowfall over the weekend as Saturday alone garnered 10.6 inches alone according to reports.
Power outages across the city are raising concern amongst residents, but the power grid is expected to primarily hold up. Over 20,000 residents still remain without power.
Eleven people have been reported to have been killed in traffic accidents caused from the rare and harsh conditions winter conditions. Haneda International Airport has reported crowding and delays as well, putting a dent in travel plans for some.
Scientists and the mainstream media alike have already blamed the “polar vortex” for the unusually cold weather in the U.S., however, it will be interesting to see what the cause of the unusual weather in the Tokyo area will be blamed on.