In the stormy weather… ‘First snow’ this winter in Seoul and Incheon

Later than usual, last year
On the 30th, the west coast of Chungnam, the western part of Jeolla, and Jeju snow

On the night of the 29th, the first snow of this winter fell in Seoul and Incheon.

The Meteorological Ministry announced that the first snow was seen in Seoul and Incheon as it snowed in the metropolitan area at 10:20 pm on the same day.

The first snow in Seoul was 9 days later than usual (November 20) and 19 days later than last year (November 10). The first snowfall in Seoul last year was the eighth since 1973, falling early.

The first snow in Incheon was 6 days later than usual (November 23) and 7 days later than last year (November 22).

In the case of Seoul, it is recognized as the first snow when an observer witnesses snow falling at the Seoul Meteorological Observatory in Songwol-dong, Jongno-gu, not in other areas. It is a criterion for statistical consistency.

Incheon is based on the observatory at Freedom Park in Jung-gu.

The Korea Meteorological Administration predicted that snow would blow in southern Gyeonggi and Yeongseo, Gangwon until dawn on the 30th, but snow clouds would float in the middle of the atmosphere at a height of more than 2 km, and snow would not accumulate as cold as dry air flowed into the lower atmosphere.

In addition, on the 30th, it was announced that as cloud belts made by the sea difference (temperature difference between the atmosphere and sea water) flow in through the north-west wind in the western sea, it would rain or snowing on the west coast of Chungcheongnam-do, the western part of Jeolla, and Jeju, and snow in the interior of North Jeollabuk-do.

The Korea Meteorological Administration explained that it would snow from time to time in central and northern Chungnam between dawn and the morning of the 30th, and snow would blow on the west coast of southern Gyeonggi, the southern southern region of Chungnam, central North Chungcheong, and south Chungbuk.

Reporter Kwon Yoon-hee

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