First snow falls in Sapporo on Nov 20, the latest date ever recorded in history

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, in Sapporo. The capital city of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido saw its first snowfall of the season early on Tuesday (Nov 20), which matches the latest date ever recorded in history. Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, quoting the Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory, reported on Tuesday that the date was 23 days later than the first snowfall in an average year. It was also 28 days later than last year’s. The last time snow first fell on Nov 20, marking the…

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