Japanese snow season 2016-17

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Sandy, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. telenomore

    telenomore Well-Known Member

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    20-30 cm in Furano town through Friday. Starting to look like mid winter. Above average snowfall so far.
     
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  2. Jellybeans1000

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    Still like the look of the 11th December.
     
  3. Jellybeans1000

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    Nice coldfront on 19th December
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    Freezing cold with possible blizzards on Christmas Day continuing to the 27th...
     
  4. Crispy013

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    6th and 8th looking more solid now - back end of the passing lows should deliver some falls for central honshu IMO
     
  5. Sandy

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    Personally, I don't see how we can take seriously, forecasts that are 23-25 days out.

    Plus, please explain what these charts mean.

    For example at first glance, you think "WOW!!! -5 degrees in Tokyo, and -10 in central Hokkaido".

    It's not the case. This is the 850mb temperature chart. The colours indicate temperature at the 850mb (850 hPa) level in degrees celsius. This is the temperature around 1.5 km above sea level. It's useful for determining areas of large temperature gradient, between warm and cold air masses.(e.g. a cold front). Sometimes you can add 10-15 degrees to give an approx temperature at sea level, but this rule of thumb often doesn't apply in winter.
    So for example, if you disregard the "winter" rule, then add 10-15 degrees to the chart for sea level, you get 0 to +5 degrees for central Hokkaido, and +5 to 10 degrees in Tokyo, which is nothing to write home about!!! ;)

    However, this can be useful for finding the approx max temperature at 1500m.
     
  6. Rabid K9

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    Worlds apart....sun feels like it burns down 28hrs a day in Western Australia, dream of that central Hokkaido winter landscape when I'm re-enacting a Victoria Bitter ad, daily.
     
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  7. Jellybeans1000

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    Sorry I will explain charts next time :thumbs:
    I have more knowledge in the long range side of things, rather than the short range side of things. I will always have an interest in long range charts, which you can easily ignore:)
     
  8. seekingpow

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    not seeing any sign of the strong siberian high belt yet
     
  9. TDS

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    So, at this stage, when is it looking like we will get some snow that sticks in the central honshu resorts?
     
  10. LMB

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    Today?
    Bloody mild I thought!
    Good day for trying on ski gear for Japan adventures!

    Checking out this thread, and snow reports and cams keeps me sane on the hot days.
     
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  11. Sandy

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    Normally, it happens from around mid December. The forecast charts change every six hours, so why depend on them?

    No need to worry at this stage. About 5-6 years ago, Cortina (Hakuba) had 0cm at the base, around 15th Dec, and had a 208cm base by the 22nd.... it's like a switch that flicks, not a gradual accumulation like in Australia.
     
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  12. Crispy013

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    Though I think we had some faulty wiring last year :whistle:. Hopefully switch is back to normal this season.
     
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    Like the look of Tuesday for Honshu.
     
  14. Morino

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    15th & 16th looking great for honshu on 3 models today
     
  15. Jellybeans1000

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    Which models?
     
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  16. TDS

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    A
    gree with @Jellybeans1000 , could you post the models?
     
  17. smitty484

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    Post models and then sandy will add them all to the front page
     
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    If it stays away till the 15th I will be happy !!!!!
     
  19. seekingpow

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    needs moar siberian highs
     
  20. Sandy

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    Dec 5th ;)
     
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    Still
     
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  22. seekingpow

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    Looks cold tomorrow
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  23. Sandy

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    18 degrees today in Tokyo so still very much autumn for the time being
     
  24. Chondro

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    what time of year do the highs normally settle on siberia sandy?
     
  25. Nozawaman

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    Getting colder here after a pretty warm day .....These were taken just now, let's see what it looks like tomorrow ?

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  26. TDS

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    snowy we can hope.
     
  27. Sandy

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    Maybe the first week of January.
    But that's not the only factor. movement of the Kuroshio current further south means less warm air comes in when there's a southerly.
     
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    It's been snowing now for about 30minutes ....

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  29. smitty484

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    Get out there an snow dance
     
  30. Nozawaman

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    I have , can't you see my footprints LOL
     
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  31. Crispy013

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    Temps heading towards the negatives and bulk precipitation over the last 3 hours or so....Hakuba 1.7C, Nozawa 1.7C, Yuzawa still 3.9C.
     
  32. ojisan

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    Hokkaido getting pounded.
    the official depth for Furano on the JMA website has 20 cm of snow since midnight and falling between 3-4 cm per hour
     
  33. LMB

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    Wow! That's heavy!
    Fantastic news.
    #sorryaboutthesnowclearing
    #sorrynotsorry
     
  34. telenomore

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    Yep, bucketing down all day. Powder day tomorrow. First lift booked.;)
     
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    Photo's ...............pleazzzzzze
     
  36. woggybot

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    Gig
    Ged
    Dy
     
  37. LMB

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    Yaassss please!!!
     
  38. Brad Filmer

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    Looks like from the 14th onwards also has good winds (lake effect), cold temps, ok highs, through till the end of the model runs.
    I could post a chart but they all look good and I don't know whether to post the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th or 18th.
    Plus 9, 10, 11th all look like snow down to 600m for Nozawa.:)
     
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    Summary of today....:D
     
  40. Crispy013

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    Yeah 14-15th looking the goods.
     
  41. ojisan

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    be interesting to see what the reports say this morning.... there could have been enough snowfall to open the top lifts of a few of the mainland resorts
     
  42. smitty484

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    Purrr
     

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    Gigiddy
     
  45. Sandy

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    I wouldn't call 3rd and 4th December "mid December"!!!! o_O

    JMA sites reporting very little snow on the ground at resort base areas in central Japan
     
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    MG in Myoko reported 25cm at his place last night.:)
     
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    Nozawa reporting 25 CM up top.
     
  48. jeffx@stormwise

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    I'm just about to fire up the snowmobile and see if they have groomed the part I need to get to for some freshies !!!!
     
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    Ok Grasshopper.