Hokkaido, Japan gradually enters the winter snow in the Asahikawa mountain area


Japan’s Hokkaido dropped the snow from the first season in Wakkanai City on the 2nd, and the time series gradually entered the winter. Today, it was affected by the cold air mass. Asahikawa and Sapporo mountain areas also observed the first snow, and some cities before the 9th It may be thin snow, and you should pay special attention to the road surface freezing.

Japan’s Kyodo News reported that the Asahikawa Meteorological Observatory in Hokkaido announced today that it has observed the first snow (early snow) in Asahikawa this season, 14 days later than last year, but 8 days earlier than last year. This snowfall was mainly affected by the cold air masses that entered the sky in early December.

The Sapporo Pipeline Meteorological Observatory said that the Handayama Mountain (1023 meters above sea level) in the west of Sapporo City confirmed the first snow cover of the mountain at about 7:00 am, 21 days later than last year and 7 days later than last year.

According to the Japan Meteorological Association, the first snow cover in this season was confirmed in Handayama, the latest year since statistics began in 1876.

In addition, the Asahikawa local meteorological observatory observed that Asahikawa had lowered the snow at the beginning of the season in the early morning, which was two weeks slower than in previous years. Next, it is affected by the cold air mass over Hokkaido. Asahikawa and other areas located on the sea side of Japan are prone to rain and snow, and even snow on the flat ground may occur.

On the afternoon of the 7th, there may be heavy snowfall in the mountains, and the sight will be poor. It will continue to snowfall until the weekend.

The snow that fell in Wakkanai City, the northernmost city of Hokkaido on November 2, was the first snow in Japan this season, 11 days later than last year, but 12 days earlier than last year.

The eight meteorological offices in Hokkaido observe the first snow time every year. The snow at the beginning of this year did not fall in October as it was last year. It is the case that since 1958 and 1959, it has been repeated for another two years in 20 years.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201911060082.aspx

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