Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Monday 21st December 2015

Grandeco Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:00am on Monday 21st December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NW 7m/s
Fair
This report
Monday 21st December 2015, 11:00am
115cm
Last 7 reports (total): 115cm
Last 14 reports (total): 115cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 115cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 115cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:00am on Monday 21st December 2015
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Welcome to our new ‘Grandeco Now' reports, exclusive to SnowJapan.

As with all our Now daily reports, it extremely important to us that the information we publish is useful, honest and correct and we’ll be doing everything we can to bring you some good info from this region. Grandeco is located in Kita Shiobara village in the north western region of Fukushima Prefecture - we are very pleased to be able to begin reporting from this region of Japan. More information on Grandeco can be found here and a Resort Spotlight on SnowJapan here.

** There may be a few glitches early on but please bear with us while we settle in this new report section. Thank you. **

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Grandeco has faired quite well early season compared to many other regions of Japan. Here's how much snowfall has been observed at base since the beginning of the season:

November 27th: 20cm
November 28th: 10cm
November 29th: 10cm
December 1st-3rd: 0cm
December 4th: 20cm
December 5th: 20cm
December 6th: 10cm
December 7th-17th: 0cm
December 18th: 10cm
December 19th: 12cm
December 20th: 3cm
December 21st: 0cm

That makes for a total of about 115cm so far this season - and while it might look strange on the report with the official current snow depth as 60cm, for the record we are going to be adding that number in the 'todays snowfall' field of the report... please don't mistake it for 115cm of snow since yesterday!

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There has been no fresh snow last night. The course base is there but it's a little warm today and so expect the conditions to be soft.

According to the local weather forecast, it will be rain in Kita Shiobara village but it should be snowing up here.

From around 25th December, snow is again expected for a period of a few days so it is looking like it will be a very white Christmas. Lets hope so.

At the moment, about 60% of the courses at Grandeco are open with the Gondola and two high speed lifts operating, and the resort will be trying to open the remaining advanced courses as soon as possible after Christmas.

The roads around Ura Bandai are currently icy; snow tires are necessary.

For the record, the ski resorts in the Inawashiro area - to the southern side of Mt Bandai - are still closed as they wait for more snow.

Snow and weather forecast:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Grandeco

Archive report: Posted at 11:00am on Monday 21st December 2015
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

Gondola, Number 1 and Number 2 high speed lifts operating

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Previous 7 days total 115cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 115cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 115cm - -
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