Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 10th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 10th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light wind
Fair, poor in places
This report
Sunday 10th February 2013, 9:31am
1cm
Saturday 9th February 2013, 7:51am 1cm
Friday 8th February 2013, 9:36am 1cm
Thursday 7th February 2013, 10:01am 20cm
Wednesday 6th February 2013, 9:38am 2cm
Tuesday 5th February 2013, 9:22am 2cm
Monday 4th February 2013, 8:48am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 31cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 412cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 10th February 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

I came back to Hakuba early afternoon yesterday and had a look round the resorts. It isn't exactly surprising, but from what I could see it looked extremely busy out there. I suppose it would be surprising if it were any different. But a few of my friends told me that they came back early as they didn't like to deal with the crowds. It was probably a good thing and allowing a bit more space for everyone else.

It was a lovely day though. Just some clouds here and there around the mountains but lots of blue sky in the morning. It became overcast through the afternoon with more cloud developing mid resort levels.

Hopefully everyone out there had a fine day though and the lively parts of the town were as lively as you might expect last night. It might be a good morning to take advantage of a few other people's sore heads from last nights partying early.

Having said that, the resorts already look busy as of 9am. It started snowing earlier on this morning - the road outside my place was clear when I got up but had a thin covering of snow by 7am - and looks like it is coming down in all areas around Hakuba and Otari now. Nice light snow too by the looks.

It's all grey and monochrome looking but visibility generally seems to be ok out there - it's not total white-out... at the moment anyway. That can always change of course. Snow is likely to be with us on and off (hopefully more on than off, of course) through today and into tomorrow. At village now it is about -5C degrees with just a slight northerly wind. -7.5C degrees up on Usagidaira with a 2.2m/s wind.

Tomorrow of course is a national holiday and so we can expect it to be busier than a normal Monday. Crowds will likely start to thin out around lunchtime tomorrow though.

Let me take this opportunity to wish a very happy Chinese New Year to all of those who are celebrating this weekend!

Have fun, and take care.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Sunday 10th February 2013 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
No new snowfall reported by Hakuba Goryu since yesterday.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 270cm;
Toomi - 135cm;
Iimori - 110cm

Hakuba 47:
1-3cm of new snowfall reported by Hakuba 47 since yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 220cm
Lower - 180cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 240cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 100cm
Sakka - 110cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 300cm
Lower slopes - 140cm

Hakuba Cortina:
1-3cm of new snow reported by Hakuba Cortina since yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 300cm
Lower slopes - 185cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 165cm
Lower slopes - 75cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
140cm

Hakuba Minekata:
100cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 10th February 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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December observed snowfall total 185cm - -
January observed snowfall total 149cm - -
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