Japan is after another winter blizzard.
Only at the end of December 2021, 213 cm fell only in parts of Hokkaido in elevations around 900 MASL /https://mkweather.com/213-cm-of-snowfall-in-japan-only-at-900-masl-sukayu-the-next-snow-is-expected// and all region of East Asia hit legendary winter blast /https://mkweather.com/hulunbuir-china-469c-the-coldest-day-in-history/; https://mkweather.com/frosts-hit-almost-all-china-northeast-with-historic-444c-in-jiayin-the-strongest-frosts-in-the-region-in-all-time-history/; https://mkweather.com/north-korea-hit-brutal-winter-353c-pyongyang-210c-only-18c-from-all-time-december-record/; https://mkweather.com/seoul-south-korea-the-coldest-december-day-since-1980-160c-northern-parts-of-the-country-254c//.
Currently, after a very rare winter snowstorm is the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
Heavy snowfall up to 10 cm arrived around 6. January 2022, when rare weather warnings before a blizzard were valid.
It was the first heavy snow warning in Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa since 2018. Kanto winters are normally dry due to the orographic effect. The previous two warnings were in January 2018 and February 2014 and previously in the year 2013.
Around 200 people were due to snowfall even hospitalized.
The minimum temperature in Tokyo, with a subtropical climate, on 6. January 2021 dropped to -3,1°C and the maximum temperature reached only +2,6°C.
An all-time temperature record for the city is only -9,2°C, therefore, temperatures dropped only around 6°C above historical absolute records /https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo/.
Meanwhile, Aomori, Hokkaido (coastal city, 3 MASL) reported at the end of the workweek 103 cm of snow.
In Kamchatka, NE Russia, however, extremely warm temperatures up to +4°C were according to /https://twitter.com/extremetemps/ measured.
It´s possible, that together with the next sharp decline of the AO index in the next period, East Asia, similarly such as many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, will experience the next, maybe absolute peak of Winter 2021/2022, with the next blizzards and extreme frosts.
Illustration picture: ༆永万のシンo(o|o)/ Twitter