Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 2nd December 2016

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Friday 2nd December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and fine
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NNW
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 2nd December 2016, 8:49am
0cm
Thursday 1st December 2016, 10:30am 0cm
Wednesday 30th November 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Tuesday 29th November 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Monday 28th November 2016, 8:25am 0cm
Saturday 26th November 2016, 8:10am 0cm
Friday 25th November 2016, 9:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 1cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Friday 2nd December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

I'd prefer to be reporting huge amounts of snowfall, but still can't help be happy to report clear skies and the fantastic mountain scenery on a morning like this.

Yes, those rain clouds have cleared and it is a lovely morning here. It was a chilly start with temperatures likely to rise up to about 8 degrees here in the village later on in the day.

More sun is forecast tomorrow and it's going to remain mild into early next week.

The snow on the upper slopes of the mountains is looking thin on the ground now unfortunately, but things can - and often do - change quickly once things start happening.

Tuesday looks like it might be promising for snowfall though - could that be the start of things?

As always, keep your eye on that forecast.

I'll post the next report on Monday, unless there's anything particularly exciting to report.

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Here are the planned season opening dates for the ski and snowboard resorts in the Hakuba region. There are all subject to change depending on what happens weather-wise:

Hakuba Happo-one: as soon as there is enough snow
Hakuba 47: as soon as there is enough snow
Hakuba Goryu: as soon as there is enough snow
Tsugaike Kogen: as soon as there is enough snow
Hakuba Cortina: from 10th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field: from 16th December
Hakuba Norikura Onsen: from mid December
Hakuba Sanosaka: from mid December

Reports will be posted daily once the lifts get moving.

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Friday 2nd December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

No resorts are yet open as we wait for snow

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 2nd December 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 2nd December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
2nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th November 0cm 0cm -
29th November 0cm 0cm -
28th November 0cm 10cm 0cm
26th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th November 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 1cm 10cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 0cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total - 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba 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 - 1cm
[1cm]
0cm
[1cm]
- - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
[618cm]
1cm
[619cm]
0cm
[619cm]
2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
0cm
[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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