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Korea, South

The central provinces of South Korea were crippled when heavy snow closed roads throughout the region, including many in the country's capital, Seoul. More snow fell on 6 March 2004, than ever recorded for a single March day in Korea since record keeping began in 1904. According to news reports, the city of Taejon received 49 cm (19 in) of snow on Friday, with an additional 15 cm (6 in) forecast for Saturday. The image shows the storm moving away from the peninsula on 7 March 2004, leaving much of South Korea under a blanket of snow. Image courtesy of NASA.