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Snow falls on Mt Fuji summit 16 days earlier than last year

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A thin layer of snow was observed on the peak of Mt Fuji on Sunday morning, 16 days earlier than last year, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The temperature at the summit was 2 degrees at around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, the agency said

The agency said heavy rain in the area on Saturday brought temperatures down below average for this time of year at the summit.

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Why are we still sweating, then?

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But, the other day there was a report stating warmer weather for October through to December and here we have early snow on Fuji. Who is telling fibs?

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"Global warming"?

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But, the other day there was a report stating warmer weather for October through to December and here we have early snow on Fuji. Who is telling fibs?

How does one contradict the other?

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A lovely place to visit and more magical when snow covers the summit.

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Must be that mysterious warming snow.

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For this to be meaningful, it would help to list the "first snow" days on the summit over the past decade or so. Then, we could tell if there is a trend, or not. Even then, an isolated snow experience is "weather", not necessarily "climate".

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