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!

At around 7 o'clock in the morning:
In Kimitsu city, Chiba prefecture, adjacent to Tokyo, 56 people say that it's snowing.
In Toshima ward in Tokyo, where my son lives, 153 people say that it's snowing.
I've been staying at my parents' house located in Kimitsu city for weeks now. I've never expected to see snow here!

The roof connecting the annex to the main house:
I was worried that the roof might collapse due to the snow.

Just a 2 or 3 cm (about an inch) snowfall... It would be nothing in snowy regions in Japan like mine.
Edited to add:
This morning (Nov. 25):
Sunny! But very cold!
I hope the sun melts this snow on the roof soon enough!


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!

9895039531 seeandoh said...

The photos of the snow were nice. Good that your Strawberries were spared.

Hiroyuki said...

seeandoh: Yes, yes! Otherwise, we would have had to construst the house once again!