Just looked at the range of models in the period between the 5th and 6th of January. The Typhoon Rule states that the pattern over East Asia has a direct correlation with the Eastern CONUS in 6-10 days. So, I thought to myself...with my January 11th severe weather event call I had better take a gander out there to see what's up. Low and behold I was not disappointed...
00z 28DEC15 GFS
Here we see the GFS with a trough attempting to go negative over Manchuria.
12Z 27DEC15 Euro
The Euro has a bowling ball upper level low that progresses from Mongolia.
Timing and placement issues aside, the pattern looks good!