By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 1 month ago January 11, 2024

NEW: Current Japan Radar

Track incoming storms across Japan with our new "Current Japan Radar" map overlay.

  1. Tap the "Maps" tab.
  2. Tap the overlay button.
  3. Tap "Current Japan Radar".
  4. Scrub the bottom slider.

The radar data is updated every 5 minutes to help you track ongoing precipitation for the past 2 hours.

Here's an example of an intense wave of snowfall moving into the northern island of Hokkaido and the main island of Honshu on January 11, 2024.

Looking for hourly weather and long-range snow forecasts for Japan?

View the 5-day hourly weather and 10-day snow forecast for any location in Japan, including every ski resort, right here on OpenSnow.

View → Japan 10-Day Snow Forecasts

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Sam Collentine

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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