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NWPAC outlook, 27/28 NOV

Weekend update- November 27/28, 2015

The clash of seasons is evident across all of eastern Asia as we enter the final weekend of November, with cold to the north, comfortable in the middle, hot and muggy way down south, and perfect beach weather in the tropics. NORTH Temperatures are moderating just a bit on the heels of a strong late-autumn/early winter storm system that is pushing through Korea and japan this weekend. The weather will be mixed across the region today, with sunshine in the east and west, and clouds in the middle. Another weak impulse of energy could bring clouds and showers to parts of eastern ...

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Winter Storm Drops Heavy Snowfall in Japan, (Friday Update)

This Friday a potent winter storm continues to develop over the Sea of Japan bringing the threat of very heavy snow up and down Japan from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Already this has been causing problems slowing traffic in some areas mainly a result of the snowfall thus far.  In Obihiro Hokkaido 33cm was reported in just 12hrs. An additional 70cm is possible there before this storm is done and over with. Furthermore 130kph winds have also been seen in Japans northern most island. This storm is a deep low that formed in North East China earlier this week. The remants of In-fa to ...

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NWPAC outlook, 27 NOV

Daily update- Friday, November 27, 2015

As we wrap up another work week, the seasons have eastern Asia split up into three parts today, with winter hanging on in the north, autumn finally settling into the middle, and perpetual summer continuing down south. NORTH Cold temperatures continue to settle into northeastern Asia today as a complex series of weather systems gathers together and moves offshore. Strong winds will affect portions of northern Japan today, along with some snowfall for higher elevations of Honshu and Hokkaido. Beijing could also see some snow showers thanks to moisture overriding the cold air mass at the surface. Most other locations will see ...

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Winter Storm Sets Up Across Japan

One of the first really potent “winter storms” of the winter season is setting up over the Sea of Japan this Thursday. This comes on the heals of a separate low that moved off the pacific coastline Wednesday.   Behind this cold air was pulled in from the north making for below freezing temperatures as far south as Kyushu in the higher elevations. Actually in Tokyo during the overnight hours some of the coldest temps of the season were felt. This combined with a strong upper level jet up to – kts at 300mb is enough to trigger a rapidly deepening low over the ...

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NWPAC outlook, 26 NOV

Daily update- Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winter gets a firm grip across the north and extends its reach into the central region as well. Meanwhile, it’s still hot and sultry in the south, and time to hit the beaches in the tropics! NORTH Cold air has settled into portions of northeastern Asia as high pressure builds in behind a strong storm system that is pushing through Japan today. Beijing and Seoul are in the freeze, while Shanghai is seeing the initial push of coldest air starting today. Tokyo is ahead of the frigid air, but will see a rainy and chilly day ahead in the lower elevations and ...

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