Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Friday 30th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:40am on Friday 30th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy conditions
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Very light snow falling
wind condition
NW 9m
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 30th December 2016, 9:40am
2cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 9:12am 0cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:01am 13cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 9:36am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 9:19am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:50am 4cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 9:22am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 52cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 109cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 113cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Friday 30th December 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

There's good news and less-good news this morning.

The good news is that the snowy conditions are likely to continue through into the new year with gradually improving conditions.

The less-good news is that Mint-A course may close early, depending on the conditions.

2cm of fresh overnight at base isn't much to report (more higher up), but the snow is very light and good quality --- lots more of it please. Hopefully over the run of the next few days I'll have more to report.

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Lifts operating:

- Gondola
- Number 1 quad lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 3 quad lift

Courses open:

[A-a] Rainbow 3500
[A-b] Rainbow 3500
[B-a] Mint A
[B-c] Mint C
[C] Center
[D-b] Lavender B

Official snow depth:
65cm

Road condition to Grandeco:
Inawashiro through Goshikinuma: snow
Goshikinuma through Grandeco: snow
Snow tires are necessary from Sukagawa (Tohoku expressway) and Iwaki (Banetsu expressway)

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Friday 30th December 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts operating:

- Gondola
- Number 1 quad lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 3 quad lift

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 30th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Grandeco Now reports up until Friday 30th December 2016
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Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 30th 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 30th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
30th December 2cm 6cm -
29th December 0cm 6cm -
28th December 13cm 21cm -
27th December 0cm 20cm -
26th December 0cm 6cm -
25th December 4cm 0cm -
24th December 8cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 27cm 59cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 52cm 176cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm - -
December observed snowfall total 109cm 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 113cm 571cm 0cm
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 30th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Grandeco Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 4cm
[4cm]
109cm
[113cm]
- - - - -
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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