Fukui Local Meteorological Office, Predicted 10~20cm of Snow for Level Ground Areas
Due to the strengthening winter pressure pattern over Fukui Prefecture, January 19th has the potential to see heavy snow, particularly among the mountainous areas.
According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, the cold front is forecasted to pass through northern Japan on January 18th. In a 24-hour snowfall forecast, until 6:00 p.m. of today, many level ground areas within the Reihoku region will accumulate 10cm of snow, and the mountainous areas of Reihoku, as well as Okuetsu, to accumulate 20cm of snow. The level ground areas of Reinan are expected to accumulate 2~5cm of snow, with the mountainous areas to accumulate 10cm.
In a 24-hour snowfall forecast, until 6:00 p.m. of January 19th, level ground areas within Fukui Prefecture are expected to accumulate 10~20cm of snow, with the mountainous areas potentially accumulating 30~50cm of snow.
According to a weather forecast by the Fukui Local Meteorological Office (reported on 5:00 p.m. of January 17th), the Reihoku region will be snowy with some clouds, and in various areas, accompanied with lightning from the early afternoon. The Reinan region is to be cloudy, with rain or snow during the morning and evening, and in various areas, accompanied with lightning from the early afternoon. For the 19th, the Reihoku region is expected to see cloudy weather with occasional snow.