Severe Winter Storm Slams Tokyo

By: Spetrm , 9:02 AM GMT on January 14, 2013

A severe winter storm hit Tokyo Japan today, the link above (because I don't know how to embed video is a webcast breaks down why so much snow in such a short time in a place that does not typical see so much. Also what to expect next as the storm pushes out to sea and a sudden surge of cold air dives as far south as the Tropics.

The crude diagram below depicts roughly the conditions massed together to form this deepening low pressure area.

Winds off the coastline of Tokyo are expected to rise to near 80kts; this would be the equivalent of a Strong Hurricane and if the storm was in the United States I’m sure The Weather Channel would have it named.

Dynamics of Severe Snow Storm In Tokyo

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3. WunderAlertBot
11:57 AM GMT on January 15, 2013
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2. Spetrm
4:33 PM GMT on January 14, 2013
Kahagas seems like a good name!

My wife is there in JAX now, shes complaining about how hot it is!
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1. Skyepony
3:49 PM GMT on January 14, 2013
Stay warm! Looks brutal..(it's 81.5ºF here).

In TWC absence feel free to name it yourself.. I'd go with some Tokyo monster like Kahagas..
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