November 24, 2016

Snowfall in the Kanto Area in November/11月に関東地方に降雪

Today (November 24), something very unusual has happened: Snowfall in the Kanto area in November!
今日(11/24)は、とても珍しいことが起きました:11月に関東地方で降雪です。

At around 7 o'clock in the morning:
午前7時頃:
In Kimitsu city, Chiba prefecture, adjacent to Tokyo, 56 people say that it's snowing.
東京の隣り、千葉県の君津市では、56人が雪が降っていると言っています。
In Toshima ward in Tokyo, where my son lives, 153 people say that it's snowing.
息子の住む東京の豊島区では、153人が雪が降っていると言っています。
I've been staying at my parents' house located in Kimitsu city for weeks now. I've never expected to see snow here!
君津市にある実家に数週間、滞在しています。ここで雪が見られるとは思っていませんでした。

The roof connecting the annex to the main house:
離れと母屋を繋ぐ屋根:
I was worried that the roof might collapse due to the snow.
雪で屋根が倒壊するのではないかと心配しました。

Just a 2 or 3 cm (about an inch) snowfall... It would be nothing in snowy regions in Japan like mine.
たった2、3センチ(約1インチ)の降雪...。私の住む地域のように降雪地帯なら、何でもないですが。
 
Edited to add:
追記:
 
This morning (Nov. 25):
今朝(11/25):
Sunny! But very cold!
お天気!でもすごく寒い!
 
I hope the sun melts this snow on the roof soon enough!
太陽が屋根の雪を早く溶かしてくれるといいのですが。 
 
 

5 comments:

diu said...

Good morning, crazy weather, here in the southern hemisphere, very cold and rainy spring. Beautiful photos.

Hiroyuki said...

diu: So, you like in the Southern Hemisphere? Hope I can visit it some day!

diu said...

It will be welcome, a Brazilian Japanese colony and the largest outside of Japan.

Fräulein Trude said...

Snowy grapefruit trees - never seen those. Strange, we had some heavy snowfall just two weeks ago. Never happened before at this time of the year during my lifetime. It was so much snow I lost some trees: one big cypress tree broke midway in two halves and one クサギ属 Clerodendrum, who was still blossoming, broke in two parts (left part still strong) too. So sad. The traffic was a huge mess. Just a few days before snowfall we enjoyed lovely 20 C degrees. The trees had still fully green leaves and the autumn color change did not happen yet. Now the color change moved quickly on. I picked Kiwi fruits in the snow (8 kg by the way) and cooked lots of delicious jam.
We were joking about a really green christmas. Now temperatures dropped a bit so the mulled wine at christmas market will be really tasty again, but I guess we will have christmas at 10-15 degree Celsius. Climate change...

Hiroyuki said...

Kiki: Sorry to hear about the losses. After coming from the field, my father talked about the damage caused, broken branches, fallen fruit, etc. I was relieved to hear that the strawberry greenhouse was not damaged!