Typhoon Halong, or Typhoon #11, as it’s known in Japan, passed over Honshu yesterday. It missed the Kanto region, but that didn’t mean it was nice a sunny. The rain was heavy and the wind was strong. In fact, the rain was a bit strange in the morning. Watch this video where I describe what the weather was like.
What was your typhoon experience like?
It’s hot. Here in central Kanagawa, it was a scorcher today. Definitely the hottest day of the year so far here. And the rainy season just ended! We have another 2 months of 30+ weather. I took a video today talking about this.
So, how’s your weather today?
Nothing like an early typhoon to start the summer. While it was one of the strongest typhoons in years, it fizzled out as it passed over Japan. Here in the Tokyo area, it was very weak. I saw only light rain and winds that weren’t very impressive. However, I did make a video to chronicle what was happening. Enjoy.
This is a big typhoon. It’s the biggest typhoon to hit Okinawa in 15 years, and it’s headed straight for mainland Japan, and should be in the Tokyo area by Friday. Check out my video about the typhoon.
In case you’re wondering what Neoguri is, it’s actually the Korean word for raccoon dog, or tanuki as they are known in Japan. It’s a kind of wild dog that looks like a mix between a raccoon and a dog.
I’ll have a couple more videos coming later this week, most likely.
This is a bit of a summary of what I’ve already talked about in the past on here, but now it’s in video form! Take a look at what I think of Japan’s seasons and the attitude that Japan’s uniqueness is partly because it has four distinct seasons.
Sorry about the sound in he beginning. It seems that the mic doesn’t work very well when I direct the screen away from me.
One thing that I find annoying to myself is that I speak far too slowly. I have to thank more than 9 years of teaching English in Japan for that. When I speak with other native English speakers, I’m quite normal, but for some reason, I slow down for the video. I need to fix that.
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After nearly 40 straight hours of constant rain, the sky began to clear up in the afternoon. The air was absolutely clear. What does that mean? A very clear view of the Tanzawa Mountains and Mt. Fuji. I took this picture from work today, and it was incredible to see. Mt. Fuji was capped by clouds, but you can see that it’s still covered by snow. It’ll be a while until it’s snow-free.
I love being able to see Mt. Fuji regularly.
It’s been 3 days since the big snowstorm in the Tokyo area, and we still have snow and ice on the ground. Usually it’s gone within 2 or 3 days, but it’s been quite cold this week.
The day after the snow, some of it was melting, resulting in another messy day. I took these pictures Tuesday morning.
Snowy sidewalks and a wet street.
In my building’s parking lot.
All of this wet snow and melt water froze in the evening, and it was quite dangerous just walking on the sidewalk. The melting and freezing cycle makes it difficult for people to walk, as well as drive. It’s much better now, with just a bit of ice and snow in the shadowy areas. It’s warming up this weekend, so it should be all gone soon.