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A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flightline during an unusually late season snow storm April 10, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Through rain, sleet, hail, or snow, members of Team Yokota work to keep the mission going. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Snowfall in Yokota

Members of the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 374th Maintenance Squadron prepare a C-130J Super Hercules for takeoff, April 10, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The maintenance squadrons at Yokota have a particularly challenging job that must be completed no matter the weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Snowfall in Yokota

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flightline during an unusually late season snow storm April 10, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Through Rain, sleet, hail, or snow, members of Team Yokota work to keep the mission going. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Snowfall in Yokota

A member of the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepares a C-130J Super Hercules for takeoff April 10, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The maintenance squadrons at Yokota have a particularly challenging job that must be completed no matter the weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Snowfall in Yokota

Members of the 374th Maintenance Squadron prepare C-130J Super Hercules for takeoff during an unusually late season snow storm April 10, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The maintenance squadrons at Yokota have a particularly challenging job that must be completed no matter the weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Snowfall in Yokota

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flightline during an unusually late season snow storm April 10, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Through rain, sleet, hail, or snow, members of Team Yokota work to keep the mission going. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Snowfall in Yokota

Senior Airman Timon Richardson, 374th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, poses for a photo during his shift on guard mount during an unusual late season snow storm April 10, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Rain, sleet, hail, or snow, members of Team Yokota work through it all to keep the base secure and the mission going. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Snowfall in Yokota

Kenichi Todorki, 374th Security Forces Squadron civilian guard, poses for a photo during his shift on guard mount April 10, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota's defenders work to secure the base ensuring the safety of the population and assets from potential threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Snowfall in Yokota

Snow falls on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 10, 2019. The rare springtime snowfall was caused by a cold air front from the northeast following a low atmospheric pressure system that passed through the southern part of the Japanese archipelago, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules takes off, April 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The cherry blossoms around Yokota bloomed three days later than last year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules flies over cherry trees, April 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The cherry blossoms around Yokota bloomed three days later than last year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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An Air Force UN-1N Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a training mission April 11, 2019. Sakura trees bloomed at Yokota three days later than last year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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An Air Force UN-1N Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a training mission April 11, 2019. Sakura trees bloomed at Yokota three days later than last year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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A 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquoise helicopter flies over cherry blossom trees, April 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 459 AS provides responsive airlift super for distinguished visitors, as well as aeromedical evacuations, search and rescue, and priority airlift missions throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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A 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquoise helicopter flies over cherry blossom trees, April 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 459 AS provides responsive airlift super for distinguished visitors, as well as aeromedical evacuations, search and rescue, and priority airlift missions throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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An Air Force C-12 Huron assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a training mission, April 11, 2019. Cheery blossom petals flew by with the wind. Sakura trees bloomed at Yokota three days later than last year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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A 459th Airlift Squadron C-12 Huron flies over cherry blossom trees, April 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 459 AS maintains a forward presence in the Pacific and provides responsive airlift support for distinguished visitors, priority passengers, and cargo transport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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A 459th Airlift Squadron C-12 Huron flies over cherry blossom trees April 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 459 AS maintains a forward presence in the Pacific and provides responsive airlift support for distinguished visitors, priority passengers, and cargo transport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Yokota receives snowfall during cherry blossom season, April 10. This rare springtime snowfall was caused by a cold air front from the northeast following a low atomospheric pressure system that passed through the southern part of the Japanese archipelago, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.