From 1876 when they started to gather weather data in Tokyo it snowed at least one time before February 10h every year. This year, it’s almost March and it didn’t snowed, and I don’t think it will do with 15-17 degrees that we are having these days. In order to be registered as “it snowed in Tokyo” it has to snow in a place called “Otemachi” at Tokyo’s city center, it didn’t happened for the first time in more than one hundred years.
Because of this warm weather Sakura and Ume flowers blossomed before expected. Japanese LOVE Sakura and Ume flowers, they will have conversation topic for next weeks “Is the global warming changing our Sakura season?”, “Was Sakura more beautiful in the old times?”.