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Translation - English Due to the influence of a strong winter pressure pattern, centered along the Sea of Japan, heavy snows are continuing on the 25th. Niigata Prefecture and Tottori Prefecture have recorded accumulated snow in excess of 2 meters. As snowfall is expected to continue across a broad area, it will be necessary to pay attention to avalanches and the like.
As a result of the biggest cold wave to strike the Japanese archipelago this winter, there was heavy snow on the 25th, especially along the Sea of Japan.
At Tottori City, as of 9 p.m., 25cm of snow had accumulated, more than double the normal year.
In front of JR Tottori Station in Tottori City, where there was a lull during the day, snowfall started again in the evening, so the asphalt, once temporarily free of snow, was blanketed in white again.
The "cold air" that is bringing heavy snows across a wide area along the Sea of Japan; the factors causing this are westerly winds and "blocking anticyclones."
From about mid-January, the westerly winds, usually flowing west to east near Northern Japan, meandered far south, creating a condition where the cold air could easily move south to approach Japan's vicinity.
Additionally, due to the blocking anticyclones that formed over the ocean far northeast of Japan, it is difficult for the cold air to pass through.
This condition is expected to continue through early February.
Meteorologist Yanase Makoto said, "Going forward, through early next month, it will continue to snow along the Sea of Japan. Depending on the location, there could be record-breaking heavy snows, so we would like you to pay attention to things like avalanches and snow falling from roofs."
From the 26th onward, the snow along the Sea of Japan is expected to increase even further, so the Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for vigilance.
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