Historic and abnormal! 690 cm snowfall in Japan!
Only in early February, we updated information about a historically snowy winter in Japan, with up to 560 cm of snowfall in lower elevated regions /https://mkweather.com/the-snowiest-winter-in-japan-in-history-560-cm-snowfall-in-charmant-hiuchi-sapporo-with-the-earliest-130cm-in-history-133-cm//.
A few weeks after, at the end of Winter 2021/2022, snow cover in Japan is reaching furthermore abnormal values and it´s, without doubt, the snowiest winter in history in many regions.
Records are mostly reaching in April, when winter is ending in elevations around 500 – 1500 MASL in northern Honshu and Hokkaido, with snowfall records around 8 – 9 meters.
At the end of the current winter season, around April 2022, the first time in history, 10 meters threshold isn´t rarely fully excluded.
The most extreme snowfall is currently reported from Tanigawadake Tenjindaira, 750 – 1500 MASL, with 690 cm snowfall (24.2.2022).
670 cm is reported from Charmant Hiuchi (a previous link about 560 cm in early February is from this station).
Hiuchi Dam, only around 800 MASL reports extreme 625 cm!
Extreme snowfall of 500 cm is reported from the bigger municipality of Matsunoyama elevated only 446 MASL!
Under a high snowfall like this, all buildings are buried under the snow and basic human activities outdoor are almost impossible, including shopping or travel to many works.
E.g. in Yuzawa, 165 cm of snow fell only in 48 hours, therefore, if blizzard conditions will be in the next around 6 weeks continue, really surprising world snowfall records are very possible (this part of Japan is the snowiest populated region on the Earth).
The situation in Japan was worsened, as extreme Arctic blast hit in the last days China, northern India, and Southeastern Asia /https://mkweather.com/xiamen-china-the-first-snowing-since-1893-extremely-rare/; https://mkweather.com/nagaland-india-near-myanmar-border-after-an-once-in-a-lifetime-snowfall-event/; https://mkweather.com/northern-vietnam-hit-snow-and-frosts-extremely-cold-in-thailand-laos-cambodia-hong-kong-and-taiwan-too//.
According to fresh news, the first snow since 1993 appeared in the last days of winter in tropical Malaysia, too /a topic of the next Mkweather article/.
Mkweather will be furthermore monitoring the situation and during the following weeks, we will bring updates from the peaking of a historic winter in fairytale Japan.