Fukui Prefecture, Possible Heavy Snow in Mountainous Areas on January 19th

Fukui Prefecture, Possible Heavy Snow in Mountainous Areas on January 19th

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.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1243928

School Closures for January 13th Across Various Municipalities

School Closures for January 13th Across Various Municipalities

8 Municipalities Including Fukui, Sakai, and Sabae cities

Due to the recent heavy snowfall, eight municipalities within Fukui Prefecture’s Reihoku region have announced temporary closures of some or all its elementary and junior high schools for January 13th. The municipalities are Fukui City, Awara City, Sakai City, Ono City, Katsuyama City, Eiheiji Town, Sabae City, and Echizen Town.
The status of schools within each municipality are as follow:

Fukui City:
All kindergarten, elementary, and junior high schools to be closed.
After-school children clubs and after-school children meets to be suspended.

Awara City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.

Sakai City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
All children’s centres to be closed.

Ono City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
Families already registered with an after-school children clubs, that are unable to take in the children, can refer to the operating special children clubs in the western, northern, and Izumi districts of the city.
Families who normally utilize the children clubs within the southern district of the city can refer towards the western district, while those that utilize the children clubs within the eastern district can refer towards the northern district.
Five children centres within the city are to be closed.

Katsuyama City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
Kindergartens are closed until the 15th.
Children centres have suspended reception on the 12th and 13th, but child-care support centres will be open during those days.

Eiheiji Town:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
All kindergartens and child-care centres are open from the 12th.
After-school children clubs, children centres, ad child-care support centres to be closed until the 13th.

Sabae City:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.
Municipal kindergartens also to be closed.

Echizen City:
All elementary, junior high school, and kindergartens to be closed.

Echizen Town:
All elementary and junior high schools to be closed.

Minamiechizen Town:
Schools to be open.

Ikeda Town:
Schools to be open.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1240878

Snow-Laden Clouds Over Fukui Prefecture, Gradually Waning

Snow-Laden Clouds Over Fukui Prefecture, Gradually Waning

January 10th Fukui Local Meteorological Office Report, Chance of Temporarily Growing Stronger

On January 10th, in a Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters meeting at 6:00 a.m. in the Fukui Prefectural Office, chief of the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, Tadaharu Nakamura, reported that over the period of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., most level ground areas within the Reihoku region will accumulate 15 centimetres of snow. He further explained that “there is a forecast for the snow-laden clouds (over the prefecture) to gradually disperse”.

At the same time, there is a forecast for more snow-laden clouds to enter the region at around 6:00 p.m. of January 10th, but expressed that “although there is a chance for the snowfall to temporarily increase again, it will slow down again during the late evening”.

Regarding the current heavy snowfall alert, “there is a chance for the alert to be changed after 9:00 a.m.”.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1239787

Snow in Fukui Prefecture, 90cm in Ono City & 33cm in Fukui City

Snow in Fukui Prefecture, 90cm in Ono City & 33cm in Fukui City

January 8th 10:00am Report, Fukui Local Meteorological Office

On January 8th, according to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, during a 6-hour period until 9:00 a.m. of the same day in Ono City (Fukui Prefecture), 39 centimetres of snowfall was recorded. The Fukui Local Meteorological Office predicts strong winds to continue through the 9th, and advises caution when driving.

By 10:00 a.m. of this morning, snow accumulation measured at a depth of 90 centimetres in Ono City. In the Kuzuryu area of the city, 128 centimetres of snow was measured. Within Fukui Prefecture, heavy snowfall will continue intermittently through to the 9th, with a great amount of snow accumulating during those brief periods. Furthermore, until around the 10th, there is a heavy snowfall alert in various level ground and mountainous areas of the prefecture.

According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, by 10:00 a.m. of January 8th, the depth of accumulated snow measured are as follow:
Ono City – Kuzuryu: 128 cm
Ono City: 90 cm
Minamiechizen Town – Imajo: 57 cm
Fukui City: 33 cm
Tsuruga City: 9 cm

The amount of snowfall during the 12-hour period until 10:00 a.m. of January 8th are as follows:
Ono City: 45 cm
Ono City – Kuzuryu: 34 cm
Fukui City: 24 cm
Echizen City – Takefu: 23 cm
Tsuruga City: 5 cm

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1238655

Fukui Prefecture, 40 Centimetres of Snowfall by Evening of January 8th

Fukui Prefecture, 40 Centimetres of Snowfall by Evening of January 8th

Fukui Local Meteorological Office Report, Possible Alert Through the 10th

Within Fukui Prefecture, particularly within the mountainous areas, there is a possibility of heavy snowfall during January 7th through the 10th. The Fukui Local Meteorological Office advises caution of snowstorms and heavy seas from the evening of the 7th, and unsafe driving conditions.

According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, the rapidly developing low-pressure system will continue towards north Japan from January 7th, predicting the winter pressure pattern to grow stronger through until the 9th. A heavy snowfall alert is possible.

In a 24-hour snowfall forecast, there will be heavy snowfall by 6:00 p.m. on January 7th, with Okuetsu accumulating 30 centimetres, and the level ground areas of Reihoku and eastern Reinan accumulating 10 centimetres, with the mountainous areas accumulating 30 centimetres. The level ground areas of western Reinan is predicted to accumulate 2 centimetres, while the mountainous areas to accumulate 10 centimetres. A 24-hour forecast until 6:00 p.m. of the 8th reported level ground areas to accumulate 20~40 centimetres of snow, and the mountainous areas to accumulate 60~80 centimetres.

On January 7th, Sakai City has all its elementary schools end school earlier, and all its junior high schools to suspend club activities. Within Fukui City, multiple junior high schools have also suspended club activities until the 8th.

JR West Kanazawa Branch has suspended a number of Limited Express trains, as well as some regular trains, along the Hokuriku line throughout January 7th. Furthermore, the Keifuku Bus Company has suspended the Ichijodani Asakura Limited Express Bus service, and all highway buses along the Kyoto-Osaka line until the 8th. Operation has also been suspended for all Keifuku Limousine Bus lines for the 7th.

On January 6th, the Kinki Regional Development Bureau reported that due to snow removal operations, there is a possibility for intermittent road closures within 6 areas along National Route 8, between Awara City-Ushinoya and Sakai City-Maruokacho Hasaki. There will be instances where parts of the Hokuriku Expressway will be enforcing tire chain regulations.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1237499