Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Friday 16th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:19am on Friday 16th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, blue skies
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Friday 16th December 2016, 9:19am
2cm
Thursday 15th December 2016, 9:15am 2cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 9:55am 10cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 9:38am 0cm
Monday 12th December 2016, 9:07am 8cm
Sunday 11th December 2016, 9:33am 2cm
Saturday 10th December 2016, 9:20am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 62cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 57cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 61cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Friday 16th December 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Good morning from a chilly Grandeco.

There's another 2cm of new snow this morning. Not as much as we would like of course but it all counts. The cold low temperatures are giving us very good quality snow even in this early season. More of it please!

The new soft snow is covering the top of the base which is still a little hard so a bit scrape-y in places.

According to the forecast, this area can expect new snowfall for today and tomorrow... but how much? I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.

The resort is hoping to open more courses for this weekend.

Snow park information:

One 6 meters down box at this moment; another 6 meters wide box will appear from tomorrow.

Ski resorts which are open at this moment in the region are Minowa, Grandeco --- and Nekoma from today.

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Lifts operating:

- Gondola
- Number 1 quad lift
- Number 2 quad lift

Courses open:

- Center Course (2km)
- Upper part of Rainbow 3500 (1km)
- Lavender B course (1km)

Official snow depth:
- 65cm

Road condition to Grandeco:
- Inawashiro through Grandeco, compacted snow, snow tires are necessary.

Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Friday 16th December 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

Three lifts operating currently

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Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent Grandeco Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 16th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Grandeco Now reports up until Friday 16th December 2016
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Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 16th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Grandeco Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 16th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
16th December 2cm - -
15th December 2cm - -
14th December 10cm - -
13th December 0cm - -
12th December 8cm - -
11th December 2cm - -
10th December 10cm - -
Previous 7 days total 34cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 62cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm - -
December observed snowfall total 57cm 177cm -
January observed snowfall total - 232cm -
February observed snowfall total - 130cm -
March observed snowfall total - 27cm -
April observed snowfall total - 5cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 61cm 571cm 0cm
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 16th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Grandeco Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 4cm
[4cm]
57cm
[61cm]
- - - - -
2015/2016 season - - 177cm
[177cm]
232cm
[409cm]
130cm
[539cm]
27cm
[566cm]
5cm
[571cm]
0cm
[571cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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