In Niigata Prefecture, (just some backwater place) they have had record snow fall.
How bad, you ask?
Well, how about 4 meters!!
yup yup, with a total monthly snowfall of 409 cm, it is the most snow to EVER fall in that area, and probably everywhere else except like Russia or something.
It's so bad, they had to call in the Army (Well, in Japan's case they don't have an army, but whatever) to help clear it all out.
You know, people talk about Global Warming and such, but I just don't see it...