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Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover

This map from NOAA shows the snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere.  Unusual cold and snow have made this a tough winter in the Far East.  In South Korea, this is the coldest winter in 15 years.  Cold and snow caused the cancelation of 100,000 flights in China and Korea this month.  In Taiwan, 85 fatalities have been blamed on the cold, mostly to the elderly.  Deaths from the cold have been reported all the way south to Thailand and Vietnam.  The area around Hong Kong saw the coldest temperatures since 1957.  The island of Okinawa saw it’s…