It’s gonna snow?

27 Feb


This winter it hasn’t snowed at all in Tokyo yet.

It usually snows once or twice every winter. Not too much…usually just enough to turn the ground white, and it melts away in a day or two.
(I seem to recall that it used to snowed more heavily and more frequently in Tokyo when I first got here in 1990. Is my memory off…or has global warming changed Tokyo’s winters?)

Anyways…it’s forecast to snow in Tokyo for two days next week. On Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4.

There’s an 80% probability of rain for today, then cloudy tomorrow, Sunday and Monday are supposed to be mostly sunny…then the snow on Tuesday and Wednesday…followed by a cloudy day next Thursday.

Do you like snow?
Personally, I don’t care for it much. Actually I like Spring and Summer much more than Winter!

Tokyo's weather forecast for February 27 - March 5, 2009.

Tokyo's weather forecast for February 27 - March 5, 2009.

20 Responses to “It’s gonna snow?”

  1. Squampton February 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    Snow’s great in December and January, when I’m all stoked about going snowboarding. Then the conditions get crappy and I can’t wait to get rid of the stuff and start doing other outdoor activities.


    • tokyo5 March 1, 2009 at 12:01 am #

      Where do you go snowboarding?


      • Squampton March 1, 2009 at 1:50 am #

        Geto in Iwate, Tazawako in Akita, Zao Onsen in Yamagata, and some crappy little ones here in Miyagi. I grew up skiing (and later riding) on Blackcomb in Whistler, BC so I’ve been pretty underwhelmed with what I’ve experienced in Japan so far…

        Thx for the add too, btw!


      • tokyo5 March 1, 2009 at 2:03 am #

        I’ve only been snow-skiing twice in my life (both times in Japan)…at Hokkaido and Niigata.

        You should try those areas.


  2. tokyo5 February 28, 2009 at 1:43 am #


    >Don’t know about Guam as I have never visited there. Isn’t it southwest of Hawaii and closer to the equator?

    I’m not sure. But I just looked online…and it seems that Guam is hotter than Hawaii…so I guess you’re correct.


  3. Tornadoes28 February 27, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    It was snowing pretty good up here in Otawara Tochigi today.


    • tokyo5 February 28, 2009 at 1:12 am #

      Are you in 栃木県 (Tochigi, Japan) right now?

      I bet it did snow alot up there! And I know that 日光 (Nikko) looks beautiful covered in snow!

      How long are you staying in Japan?


  4. Brenda February 27, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Spring in Japan is my absolute favorite time in Japan!!!! But after the 9-mth summers and non-existent winters in Tampa, I’m still very much in love with all 4 seasons! Last winter was perfect, just the right amount of snow!

    It snowed like crazy for about 5 hrs today, but it didn’t stick 😦 Did you get some too?


    • tokyo5 February 28, 2009 at 1:09 am #

      Spring is beautiful in Japan…and the weather is very comfortable! But many parents in Japan are tired at springtime…because the school-year ends in March and the new one begins in April, so there are often many Graduation ceremonies in March and Opening Ceremonies in April that parents and kids attend.

      In Japan, there are Graduations and Opening Ceremonies for Pre-school, Elementary school, Jr. High, and High School!

      Next month, my youngest finishes Elem. and the oldest finishes Jr. High…so we have two Graduations and two Opening ceremonies this Spring!

      As I mentioned to you before, the Tampa Bay area is the part of Florida where I grew up.
      So I remember the weather there…no colorful foliage in Autumn and no snow in Winter.

      Actually, one thing that Japanese people are proud of about Japan is the four distinct beautiful seasons. There are many parts of the world that don’t have four distinguishable seasons.

      And it did snow here for a little while today…but melted when it hit the ground.


  5. Dea February 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    I’m so jealous…(again). I like snow, though.

    my country, Indonesia, is a tropic country. so, we don’t have fall, spring and winter season. we only have dry season and rainy season. we can see snow but…the fake one in a amusment park.

    sorry for the bad grammar. I’m still 14 years old though. and I’m still studying english.


    • tokyo5 February 28, 2009 at 12:58 am #


      I guess living in Indonesia, snow looks fun to you (I lived in the Southern United States when I was a kid…it’s always warm there too (although not as warm as tropical Asia)…so I always wanted to see snow too!)…but I don’t want to see snow anymore! 😉

      My second daughter is also 14…and all three of my daughters love snow!

      (And your English is excellent!)


  6. Sir Pent February 27, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    I prefer the colder months to the warmer months.

    However, this particular winter in Illinois has been rough. Snowing daily for weeks at a time. Minus 20 degrees for almost a week. Relentless.

    I’m just done with it.


    • tokyo5 February 28, 2009 at 12:54 am #

      Sir Pent….

      >I prefer the colder months

      No way?!
      Well, I guess you live in the right part of the world for that! I’ve never been to Chicago…but it has the image of being freezing!


  7. Eric February 27, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    I don’t mind the snow……if it stays in Tokyo. 😉


    • tokyo5 February 28, 2009 at 12:52 am #

      HAHAHA. Wise guy!

      Actually it snowed a bit in Tokyo today…but it melted as soon as it hit the ground.

      I bet it was snowing harder up there. Is the ground white right now. 😉


      • Eric February 28, 2009 at 10:23 am #

        We haven’t got any snow at all for the last week.


      • tokyo5 February 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm #


        >We haven’t got any snow at all for the last week.

        How much snow have you gotten up there so far this Winter?


  8. gigihawaii February 27, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    I hate snow and the cold associated with it. Give me Hawaiian sunshine any day!


    • tokyo5 February 28, 2009 at 12:49 am #


      As I’ve mentioned to you earlier, I’ve never been to Hawaii…but we went to Guam about ten years ago in early March. It was still cold in Tokyo…but it was sweltering in Guam!

      I guess Hawaii’s similar to Guam?


      • gigihawaii February 28, 2009 at 1:28 am #

        Don’t know about Guam as I have never visited there. Isn’t it southwest of Hawaii and closer to the equator?


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