JAPAN: Major snows from Tokyo to Fukushima and Sendai. Storms looming NE USA?

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX , 2:38 AM GMT on February 07, 2014

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Major snowstorm to strike Japan by this weekend. Honshu Island to feel the worst

A big snow storm is set to bury the Japanese big cities by this weekend. Major transportation disruption likely all across the top populated areas of Honshu.

The worst of the storm will be felt across the east coast of Honshu (followed by Shikoku). In Honshu anywhere form Shizuoka up the coast to Fujisawa-Yokosuka up to the Greater Tokyo area (Chiba-Tokyo-Saitama-Matsudo and Hachioji) northwards to Utsunomiya, Mito to Iwaki and to the Fukushima area and Sendai are expected to get anywhere from 6" to a foot of snow. Closer to a foot of snow to the northern places or the higher elevations where 12" up to 2 feet are possible, especially in the higher terrains north of Tokyo. Higher snowfalls are expected around the Mt. Fuji area as well

Anywhere from 1 to 6" are expected along the west coast of the island, like for cities of Niigata, Joetsu down to Toyama. Same goes for most of the Island of Hokkaido.

Lower elevations of Shikoku may get up to 6" inches of snow and higher elevations could get anywhere near a foot. Kochi, Takamatsu and Tukushima could see 3-6", with maximum amounts over 6".

Inland places of Kyushu will only get few inches, perhaps 3" the most. And a mix with rain since it's far south

Plan in advance your travel if necessary, rough weekend ahead for our Japanese friends! Stay safe!

I'll try up upload photos over the weekend on the snow in the other side of the world.

Forecast snowfall map:


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Northeast US big storm?

The idea of a potentially major snowstorm impacting the northeast big cities, according to earlier computer models, has been dropped. And now theory are leaning towards Wednesday next week for such threat.

NYC NWS has a note on this:


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
535 PM EST WED FEB 05 2014

...POTENTIAL FOR A CHANCE OF SNOW THIS WEEKEND...

ALTHOUGH FORECAST MODELS SHOW A CHANCE FOR A PERIOD OF SNOW THIS
WEEKEND...THEY DO NOT SHOW THE POTENTIAL FOR A LARGE COASTAL STORM
THAT WOULD BRING HIGH IMPACTS ACROSS THE REGION.

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS FORECASTING A ...CHANCE... OF SNOW
FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY MONDAY.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST ON SATURDAY WITH AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ON SUNDAY.



Though, its still possible to get snow this weekend here from two separate systems which were supposed to merge into one thus becoming the dangerous snowstorm which is not going to happen. One storm is coming after the other this weekend but only delivering few inches from the mid-atlantic into New England.

There is still time to determine what is going to happen whiz weekend with the snow as models keep changing their minds from run to run.

Currently, this is the storm the 18z GFS has up for 180 hours.



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The recent snowstorms we have had this week add up to over a foot of snow across Southwestern Connecticut. 14.5", to be exact, around Norwalk, CT.
With that in mind our seasonal snowfall so far this 2013-2014 winter time adds up to 40" of snow.

Here are some of the dozens of pictures I took after the second snowstorm (Wednesday storm) was over all around the area.

Norwalk - Strawberry Hill


Norwalk- Far in the background there is the high school I graduated from, also on Strawberry Hill


Westport - somewhere in the woods


Danbury - Taken today after my visit to town. From the entrance of the Danbury Fair mall looking out into the woods and the airport runway

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106. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
6:57 PM GMT on February 09, 2014
trHUrrIXC5MMX has created a new entry.
105. Pcroton
6:17 PM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 103. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
All north Georgia under winter storm watches... I hope the highway nightmare does not repeat for them there again


I would expect to see the opposite. Overkill "better safe than sorry" reactions.

The NAM blanketed the region with 12" plus yesterday but has fallen way back today. GFS also dropped way back today for the region but still has a decent swath.

Might see some southern counties bust rain and then there will be complaints and backlash over that.

You cannot win in this situation. Yet my feeling is this isn't the 1980s anymore and corporate America isn't trying to be Japan anymore (12 hour workdays, no vacations, etc) so... err on side of caution. What's a missed work day? So much strain put on the average individual to show up to an average job in poor weather conditions that put people at risk.

Silly, really.
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104. trHUrrIXC5MMX
6:09 PM GMT on February 09, 2014
strong snowstorm finally leaving Japan
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103. trHUrrIXC5MMX
6:06 PM GMT on February 09, 2014
All north Georgia under winter storm watches... I hope the highway nightmare does not repeat for them there again
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102. trHUrrIXC5MMX
6:05 PM GMT on February 09, 2014
Record Report
Statement as of 12:30 am PST on February 09, 2014

... Record daily maximum snowfall set at Olympia Airport yesterday...

a record snowfall of 3.2 inches was set at Olympia Airport on Feb
8th. This breaks the old record of 3 set in 1985.
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101. Pcroton
2:10 PM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 73. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
and we still don't have the darn report for TD8!!!
So slowwwwwwwwwww NHC.. did they forget TD-8 and Ingrid?


What ever became of that system NE of the islands early in the season. Might have even been May, maybe June. Was clearly a Tropical Storm for around 12 hours.

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100. Pcroton
2:08 PM GMT on February 09, 2014
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99. Astrometeor
6:05 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Okay, so I received a total of 0.75 inches of snow today, with a water equivalent of 0.04 inches. That's a snow:liquid ratio of 18.75:1, I think.
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98. Astrometeor
5:34 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 2. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
Finally.
Larry got me sleepy

Gnite


Good night Senorita Maxine.
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97. Astrometeor
5:32 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 92. trHUrrIXC5MMX:

A general "don't care" response then


Except that credit card debt can seriously impair one's ability to live a good life, seeing that having a good credit score is imperative to making large purchases, such as homes and cars.
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96. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:27 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 94. originalLT:
OK, off to bed now G'nite guys.
Sleep well Larry
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95. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:26 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 93. originalLT:
On another note, it's great to see that Sullivan Weather will be blogging again. He is VERY knowledgeable and I believe was a "featured Blogger" before Blizz was. It will be great to have his input on storm possibilities.
So no big storm in the long range anymore?
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94. originalLT
5:26 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
OK, off to bed now G'nite guys.
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93. originalLT
5:24 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
On another note, it's great to see that Sullivan Weather will be blogging again. He is VERY knowledgeable and I believe was a "featured Blogger" before Blizz was. It will be great to have his input on storm possibilities.
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92. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:24 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 91. Astrometeor:


Same opinion from most Tennesseans. Unfortunately, TN has one of the highest credit card debt per capita in the nation.

A general "don't care" response then
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91. Astrometeor
5:22 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 89. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


I don't really carry cash... Barely do, and when I do I just get no more than 40 bucks.
I really don't care about which card to use anyway.


Same opinion from most Tennesseans. Unfortunately, TN has one of the highest credit card debt per capita in the nation.
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90. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:21 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 87. originalLT:
Some "party-life" I run!, too damn old now a days.But, and this is for you Astro, I maybe old, but believe me I still know what "hot" is!! and there was plenty of "hot" there today, I garondamntee it!
The girls make the party food taste better, juicy... Lol
Ok, Max,come down!
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89. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:20 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 86. Astrometeor:


You're not supposed to pay for food using a credit card ya know. Debit or cash should be used instead.

Just something I learned in my Personal Finance class.


I don't really carry cash... Barely do, and when I do I just get no more than 40 bucks.
I really don't care about which card to use anyway.
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88. Astrometeor
5:18 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 85. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
Quite some hours this evening... Cur?


About ready to roll out a new blog. Part Two to the one currently up.
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87. originalLT
5:17 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Some "party-life" I run!, too damn old now a days.But, and this is for you Astro, I maybe old, but believe me I still know what "hot" is!! and there was plenty of "hot" there today, I garondamntee it!
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86. Astrometeor
5:17 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 84. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


Oh darn. I don't get to have those opportunities.
At a grocery store today, there was this chick there as cashier, so she gave me a weird look after I paid with my credit card my Doritos bag, a soda, some gum and few match cases we need here.
I did not know who to react to her... Really awkward.

I like the party life you run, I know I will too when the time comes.


You're not supposed to pay for food using a credit card ya know. Debit or cash should be used instead.

Just something I learned in my Personal Finance class.
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85. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:14 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 83. Astrometeor:
How late are you staying up Max?
Quite some hours this evening... Cur?
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84. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:13 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 79. originalLT:
Hi Max and all, back from "Beatle Fest" in NYC, was quite fun.Was at The Grand Hyatt Hotel right next to Grand Central Station. Had 8000 people attend. Surprised to see so many "young" people there who like that music. Thought I'd mostly see "old fogy's" like myself. Must say, Astro and Max, some pretty "hot" girls there in their late teens and 20's!Of course I just barely noticed them.


Oh darn. I don't get to have those opportunities.
At a grocery store today, there was this chick there as cashier, so she gave me a weird look after I paid with my credit card my Doritos bag, a soda, some gum and few match cases we need here.
I did not know who to react to her... Really awkward.

I like the party life you run, I know I will too when the time comes.
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83. Astrometeor
5:10 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
How late are you staying up Max?
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82. Astrometeor
5:10 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 79. originalLT:
Hi Max and all, back from "Beatle Fest" in NYC, was quite fun.Was at The Grand Hyatt Hotel right next to Grand Central Station. Had 8000 people attend. Surprised to see so many "young" people there who like that music. Thought I'd mostly see "old fogy's" like myself. Must say, Astro and Max, some pretty "hot" girls there in their late teens and 20's!Of course I just barely noticed them.


Hmm, depends on an old guy's definition of "hot". And "hardly noticed". Lol.

I like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the rock-and-roll music from the late 60s through the 80s. The 70s especially was a good decade.
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81. originalLT
5:08 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Just checked the 00Z GFs and it now has the WEd/Thurs storm out to sea, missing us. But it's way early yet.
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80. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:07 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 78. Astrometeor:


Alright. I went today and found a book that is very dear to me. It's intended purpose would have been to be a diary of sorts, but I have used it more to record only select memories...unfortunately I have been quite forgetful in carrying through with my use of the book.

Who says I sit in here like a weirdo? If that was a compliment, I thank thee for it. If that was a backhanded insult, I thank thee for it. 'Twas very kind of you to say that.

Weirdo was the first person speaking aka me.
But it's ok, I can share the adjective. Heh heh
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79. originalLT
5:07 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Hi Max and all, back from "Beatle Fest" in NYC, was quite fun.Was at The Grand Hyatt Hotel right next to Grand Central Station. Had 8000 people attend. Surprised to see so many "young" people there who like that music. Thought I'd mostly see "old fogy's" like myself. Must say, Astro and Max, some pretty "hot" girls there in their late teens and 20's!Of course I just barely noticed them.
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78. Astrometeor
5:05 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 77. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
I was re arranging my room today. I do that every once in a while.
Went over my worth-keeping high school books and papers... Many memories between the lines on those.

I run a life here btw. I just don't stay on here like a weirdo waiting for someone to come in.


Alright. I went today and found a book that is very dear to me. It's intended purpose would have been to be a diary of sorts, but I have used it more to record only select memories...unfortunately I have been quite forgetful in carrying through with my use of the book.

Who says I sit in here like a weirdo? If that was a compliment, I thank thee for it. If that was a backhanded insult, I thank thee for it. 'Twas very kind of you to say that.
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77. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:02 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 76. Astrometeor:
What do you do with your spare time when you're not flailing in your rebuttals to me here?
I was re arranging my room today. I do that every once in a while.
Went over my worth-keeping high school books and papers... Many memories between the lines on those.

I run a life here btw. I just don't stay on here like a weirdo waiting for someone to come in.
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76. Astrometeor
4:54 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
What do you do with your spare time when you're not flailing in your rebuttals to me here?
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75. trHUrrIXC5MMX
2:24 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 74. Astrometeor:


Or they're reading your blog and laughing.

...to the one who made the comment about it
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74. Astrometeor
2:23 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 73. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
and we still don't have the darn report for TD8!!!
So slowwwwwwwwwww NHC.. did they forget TD-8 and Ingrid?


Or they're reading your blog and laughing.
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73. trHUrrIXC5MMX
2:22 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
and we still don't have the darn report for TD8!!!
So slowwwwwwwwwww NHC.. did they forget TD-8 and Ingrid?
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72. Astrometeor
2:18 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Did you go see Levi's post on Masters' blog? He has some new stuff he's rolling out for this year's hurricane season. Post #814 if you have trouble finding it.
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71. Astrometeor
2:17 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 70. trHUrrIXC5MMX:

snow does not like dictators... the snow is peaceful
err. Atlanta


This is my comment 13,000th. I have done a thousand comments this year so far


LMAO! Dictators...whatever. Need I remind you I'm a libertarian. Far from a dictator. Despite your confused musings.
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70. trHUrrIXC5MMX
2:15 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 69. Astrometeor:



snow does not like dictators... the snow is peaceful
err. Atlanta


This is my comment 13,000th. I have done a thousand comments this year so far
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69. Astrometeor
2:13 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 63. Astrometeor:


Never saw any snow.


Quoting 802. Astrometeor:


And that one has me directly in a hole. Of course.

The system from the last 24 hours gave me 3/4" of snow, although I never saw any of it. Apparently, it stopped snowing at 10:00 AM, and by the time I awoke at 11, all of the snow had sublimated away. My little brother recorded the snowfall.

I tried to stay up to watch it snow last night, but at 12:30 AM, nothing had arrived, despite what the radar was saying.
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68. trHUrrIXC5MMX
2:13 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
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67. trHUrrIXC5MMX
2:12 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
It was snowing like crazy at this time last year... we were under blizzard warnings
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66. trHUrrIXC5MMX
1:58 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 65. GeorgiaStormz:


looks amazing.

there is an anniversary blog I'll have tomorrow about it
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65. GeorgiaStormz
1:22 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 64. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


looks amazing.
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64. trHUrrIXC5MMX
12:19 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
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63. Astrometeor
12:16 AM GMT on February 09, 2014
Quoting 47. trHUrrIXC5MMX:

I wanna see what Astro gotta say about it. That's enough snow for him I'm sure


Never saw any snow.
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62. Pcroton
11:38 PM GMT on February 08, 2014


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61. Pcroton
11:34 PM GMT on February 08, 2014
Eugene Oregon had 10" snow the past couple of days. They average 2.8" per season.


A lot of heavy precip for the west. They need it but they will be getting landslides and flooding as a result of it.



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60. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:21 PM GMT on February 08, 2014
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59. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:19 PM GMT on February 08, 2014
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58. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:19 PM GMT on February 08, 2014
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57. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:18 PM GMT on February 08, 2014
Darien, CT
Feb 4

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56. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:16 PM GMT on February 08, 2014
Japan snowstorm
accuweather

A strong storm moving up the eastern coastline of Japan brought some heavy snowfall Saturday into early Sunday for areas that typically don't see much in the way of snow.
Tokyo, Japan is difficult to see snow due to the high peak of Mount Fuji just to the west of Tokyo, blocking a lot of the storms moving in from the west, and most storms coming in from the south and east are to warm.
This storm was similar to storms that Nor'Easters as this storm developed quickly as it pushes just off the coastline. This brought Tokyo and other cities in eastern Japan some heavy, rare snowfall.
Tokyo has seen 8.7 inches (22 cm) of snow from this storm, and it looks like some of the heaviest snowfall seen was in Matsumoto where 19.2 inches (49 cm) of snow fell. With Tokyo being right near the coastline, a snowfall like this is something rarely seen.
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