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Misawa Operates Through Record Breaking December Snowfall, Demonstrates Joint and Allied Force Readiness > U.S. Indo-Pacific Command > 2015

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Joint and allied personnel at Misawa Air Base executed mission-essential training and defense operations directly supporting the Indo-Pacific Command mission while simultaneously receiving a record breaking 72.4 inches of snowfall during the month of December in 2020.

The previous snowfall record recorded by the 14th Weather Squadron occurred when the installation receive 59.4 inches of snowfall in December of 2000. The weather squadron maintains an archive of snowfall records ranging back to the 1950s.

35th Civil Engineering Squadron snow and ice removal teams, alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force partners, performed 24-hour operations throughout December to clear installation runways, taxiways, roadways, and parking lots to support uninterrupted airfield and base operations.

“Team Misawa has the best U.S. and Japanese snow and ice removal teams in the Pacific. Their hard work and expertise allowed us to execute uninterrupted…

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