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Heaviest snowfall in 6 decades in Beijing

The Beijing Times
January 4, 2010

Many Chinese newspapers today report on the heavy snowfalls yesterday in northern China:

The National Meteorological Center said that the snowfall in Beijing is the highest in a day since 1951 and predict that in the next two days the temperature will fall to -16 Celsius (3.2 Fahrenheit), the lowest since 1980s.

Today all primary and secondary schools in Beijing suspended classes and companies and state work units have been encouraged to be flexible for employees whose commuting transport may have been disrupted. Traffic in the capital and surrounding areas has been disrupted, and more than 750 flights into and out of Beijing Capital Airport have been delayed or canceled.

The large photo on The Beijing Times' front page shows a truck clearing snow from Chang'An Boulevard in front of Tiananmen Square.

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cold, white, and beautiful.

This must be "60 years" with Chinese characteristics.

shouldn't 2010-1951 be 59 years? Or does Chinese reckoning on ages applies here too?

Bill and math,

For me, 59 years is close enough to six decades to round up for a headline.

it's clearly lower level meteorological cadres padding the numbers to make themselves look better to the central snow party comission

"shouldn't 2010-1951 be 59 years? Or does Chinese reckoning on ages applies here too?"

Looks like 60 to me. 1950-2010 would be 61 years.

Math genius you are not. Try using your fingers.

It must be GLOBAL WARMING !!!

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