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Here are the 6 Snowiest Places on Earth

first_img 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Editors’ Recommendations The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Love it or hate it, snow evokes certain feelings depending on where one lives geographically. For some, it means endless hours of shoveling driveways, school closings, and dangerous driving conditions. For others, it means ideal slope conditions, curling up in front of fire with a cup of cocoa, and picturesque vistas.Here’s a look at some of the cities across the globe that statistically receive the highest average snowfall. Each place on this list sees an annual average of at least 100 inches of snow (some are blanketed by more than double that number). Believe it or not, most of the top slots belong to Japan.Time to break out the skis, crank up the snowmobile, sharpen the edge on your snow shovel, or just throw another log on the fire — it’s about to get deep.Aomori City, JapanAomori Prefecture, Hakkoda mountain road(JTB Photo/Getty Images)Aomori City is hammered with an average of 312 inches of snowfall each year, which is 100 inches more than the next city on the list. The town is home to more than 250,000 people and is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu, facing Hokkaido to the north (more on that in a bit).See travel infoSapporo, Japan63rd Sapporo Snow Festival/Wiki CommonsWith a population of approximately 2 million, Sapporo is the capitol of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. Average annual snowfall is approximately 191 inches. As far as wintry activities go, the city hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics and is known for its annual Snow Festival.See travel infoToyama, JapanJTB Photo/Getty ImagesHonshu is Japan’s largest island, and Toyama is located in central Honshu. Surrounded by steep mountains on three sides and the Sea of Japan to the west, Toyama has a population greater than 400,000,and receives more than 143 inches of snowfall each year.See travel infoSt. John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaSt. John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaSt. John’s is the first place outside of Japan on our roundup. Newfoundland, a northern island province of Canada, is located on the nation’s east coast and is home to more than 100,000 residents. The area receives approximately 131 inches of snowfall each season.See travel infoQuebec City, Canada and Syracuse, New YorkClinton Square, Syracuse, New York/Gavin Schaefer/Wikimedia CommonsThe last city on our list is actually a tie between Quebec City, Canada, and Syracuse, New York. Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America and boasts a population of just under half a million residents. On the other side of the American-Canadian border, Syracuse, located just south of Lake Ontario, has a population of approximately 145,000 people. Both cities receive about 124 inches of snowfall each year.See travel info The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

UK government was alerted

LTTE supporters carrying anti-government placards and LTTE flags stormed the cricket grounds during the Sri Lankan innings and later the Indian innings and had to be restrained after they got close to the players. Media reports said that at least 400 protesters stood barely 500 yards away from the team pavilion which was cordoned off by security men. No protests were shown to the Indian team and their bus left as scheduled Amunugama said that the British police had arrested some of the protestors but the Sri Lankan government wants to see if the team was given adequate security based on the security threat.NDTV reported that a security guard, who did not want to be quoted, said the protestors had slipped in as Indian supporters, draping themselves in the tri-colour. “It was impossible to recognize them because 90 percent of the fans today were Indians,” he said. The British government and Scotland Yard had been alerted two days ahead of the Sri Lanka vs. India ICC Champions Trophy match held last Thursday in Cardiff, that there was a threat to the Sri Lankan cricket team from LTTE supporters in England, The Sunday Leader reported today.External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama said that a report has now been sought to check if there had been a security lapse on the part of Britain to prevent LTTE supporters from getting close to the Sri Lanka cricket team members. The International Cricket Council was caught off-guard. The matches in the tournament had been peaceful till last Thursday’s incident with each team being provided with at least three body guards as per anti-corruption and security norms. Claire Gatcum of the England and Wales Cricket Board told NDTV the police was investigating the case and there were no comments to be made.The protestors who invaded the pitch were arrested and could face fines up to 1000 GBP each, NDTV added. After the match the Sri Lankan cricket team bus was blocked by more LTTE supporters before they were cleared by the police. read more