Snowstorm of 2014 Feb 8th

10 Feb

Last Saturday (2014 February 8th), as forecast, a heavy snowstorm hit Tokyo!

It was the biggest snowstorm to hit the Tokyo area since 1998. I remember that ’98 snowstorm! I had tickets to a KISS-Fest in Yokohama the next day. It was difficult walking in the deep snow to the venue from the the train station!

Last Saturday’s storm was just as bad! Strong wind and 27cm (11″) of snow covered Tokyo.

I grew up in Florida so my only experience with snow is in Japan. I’ve been to really cold places in the wintertime a few times…Hokkaido, Niigata, and Nagano in Japan, and New York in America. But those were only for short trips.
I’ve lived my whole adult life in Tokyo…so I’m used to Tokyo’s weather more than any other place.

It normally snows once or twice every winter in Tokyo…but not very much.
Snowstorms like last weekend’s are, thankfully, very rare here.

Here are some photos I took:

2014-02-08 11.26.44

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2014-02-08 17.40.372014-02-08 21.06.22

2014-02-08 20.54.11

2014-02-08 21.06.50


10 Responses to “Snowstorm of 2014 Feb 8th”

  1. ddupre315 February 11, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    And it’s snowing again!

    I’m really enjoying the snow, it was rough Saturday but mostly it was fun! We went out and walked around in it, stopped for some ramen to warm up then headed home just as the wind started kicking up and knocking us around. Icy snow blown hard in the face hurts, for real.


    • tokyo5 February 11, 2014 at 10:44 am #

      Yeah, it’s snowing now very lightly.
      At least Mother Nature is being considerate of workdays!
      It’d snowed on Saturday (weekend) and today (holiday)… yesterday (workday) was a sunny day.

      Did you go out Saturday in the bad weather?
      It was kind of dangerous! Two people died and many were injured.
      Shouldn’t go out in that weather unless you have to.


  2. hollywoodsam February 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    no snowmen?


    • tokyo5 February 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

      There were many snowmen around the city. I should’ve taken a photo of at least one of them, I guess.


  3. phoenolf February 10, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    I have this sudden urge to suddenly jump into the big pile of snow OWO


    • tokyo5 February 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

      Does it snow in your city?


      • phoenolf February 11, 2014 at 3:18 am #

        never…..I have never seen snow other than on TV or the network -____-


      • tokyo5 February 11, 2014 at 10:35 am #

        I had never seen it when I was growing up in Florida either.
        Don’t worry … it’s not as nice as it looks. Just cold, wet and slippery.


      • phoenolf February 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

        don’t destroy my snow fantasy man >_<


      • tokyo5 February 11, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

        If you want to see snow in person, I recommend the Sapporo Snow Festival


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