The White Stuff

25 Nov

Hi blog.

I usually try to get out at least two posts per month, but it just wasn’t going to happen this particular November.

More roller coaster weather, sunset arriving earlier and earlier each day, persistent colds and then secondary infections, laziness, general disgust at certain election results have all sapped my energy.

But November 24th will go down in history as the first time this area has recorded snow piling up in November.

Snow is not particularly common in the metropolitan areas in and immediately surrounding Tokyo, and often melts on contact with the ground or at least on contact with asphalt roads.  Some snow does manage to build up and may remain for several days, but this only happens in the depths of winter.  Except for this time.

The last recorded snowfall in this area in November was over 50 years ago, and it apparently did not pile up to any significant depth.

My phone's weather app from the night of the 23rd.  Those single digit temperatures were looking pretty ominous...

My phone’s weather app from the night of the 23rd. Those single digit temperatures were looking pretty ominous…

I’m not a big fan of snow.  Sure, it’s pretty to look at, but you don’t want to be stuck in it.

On my way to work.  The trains were not quite running on time due to the weather, and were more crowded than usual.

On my way to work. The trains were not quite running on time due to the weather, and were more crowded than usual.

 

From the staffroom, about 90 minutes before it finally stopped snowing.

From the warmth of the staffroom, about 90 minutes before it finally stopped snowing.

 

I’ll finish up here as I have to go to work.

Stay safe.

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One Response to “The White Stuff”

  1. Nature on the Edge November 25, 2016 at 6:45 am #

    Wintery stuff – too bad it’s so early. Keep layered up and warm!

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