Well, it does, but in that part of the Pacific the ocean currents have a similar path to the general air movement.This may be a silly question but do they follow the current somewhat? The direction that one is taking looks like it is.
Almost November... can't wait for the first "resort" snow to fall....
Asahidake and Yotei allready had a dusting of snow.
Northerly winds - perfect for Myoko snow!
Just don't want to much before I get there.
wouldn't more snow on the ground in Siberia help?
I mean, once the big fat high pressure systems park themselves over Siberia & direct their nor-westerlies toward Japan, if there is more snow on the ground, the colder the air would be?
just a thought..
This makes very little difference in the end. The Sea of Japan off central Japan is about 6-8 degrees in winter. The amount of moisture (cloud) moving across the Sea of Japan is more dependent on temperature differential, than absolute temperature of the water.For us one of the other influences is the temp of the Sea of Japan. If it is warm there is more moisture in the air and hence more snow.