"General Winter" on the Weather Forecast in Japan

ce494279-a649-47ef-97d3-39c846b5da30d6c91d2a-875c-4014-86a1-028be42fcc6cSadao Mazuka recently wrote from Japan about "General Winter," a character you can see on the news on weather maps in Japan…

"It’s so cold here. Just now we don’t have heavy snow here in Tokyo though. ‘General Winter’ or ‘General Frost’ is coming from Siberia, Russia. This is what we call the cold air mass that’s about 1500 meters high above the ground. When there’s such a condition, if there is a high atmospheric pressure in the west of Japan meeting a low atmospheric pressure in the east, we will have a heavy snow storm all over the archipelago. ‘General Winter’ (pictured) is shown on the weather report on TV when this type of weather is forecasted."

That’s neat! Thanks for sharing Sadao!

Mama Lisa

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