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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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Japan Getting Too Much Snow!!

Seriously, I know we have been the envy of many places for our snowfall this year, which is DEFINITELY above average, but it is getting ridiculous! February is historically the snowiest month, and here we are on February 1st with up to a METER of accumulation already! Where I am it is currently falling at 2 inches/ hour with no end in sight until the storm passes on Feb 3rd. IF you can even get to some of the ski areas in these conditions, the snow will be so deep, back country snowboarding is becoming nearly impossible!! Everyday I check Hakkoda Ropeway's website it always has 2 feet of fresh. Feel free to come over and track this stuff out, we are drowning!!!

Unusually heavy snow hits Japan; 50 people dead - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
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Eesh 50 dead from just this winter?
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Yeah, and a BUNCH of those are non avalanche ski/snowboard deaths.
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I wonder if I should go to Shimokura & Amihari this weekend instead. Hakkoda definitely has got like 12x more snow but I don't know if the other two will be fresh the week after. I've been wanting to check those places out. Finally some snow in Iwate!
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Grand Hirafu has been chunking down, certainly the best I've seen in the 4 years I've been working here. The question is when will it end...
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Gojira wo wasureroo...YUKI ga SUGITE IRU!!! Run for your lives, YUKI DA!!!! (japanese person flees)
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i hope it never ends and the ice age starts.

but seriously that is pretty dangerous levels of snow be careful man.

i bet you are glad you have that birdman now eh?

Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'
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Seriously I might just need a snowmobile to get to work tomorrow. as I speak we are getting pounded like I have never experienced ANYWHERE in the world. 6 inches literally just farted onto the ground in 2 hours. Wind is a steady 50MPH and they say we have 2 more days of this!! I just found an updated story on ABC News.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...ures-hundreds/
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Cliffs notes, this storm has dropped 10 FEET of snow in a day on some places!
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