Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 15th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Monday 15th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times currently
wind condition
Northerly
Limited
This report
Monday 15th February 2016, 8:45am
0cm
Sunday 14th February 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Saturday 13th February 2016, 8:15am 0cm
Friday 12th February 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Thursday 11th February 2016, 8:57am 0cm
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 8:16am 34cm
Tuesday 9th February 2016, 8:44am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 54cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 58cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 260cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Monday 15th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Yesterday morning wasn't very nice really, however you look at it. Rain and a somewhat windy in places. But the weather did improve from around midday with the clouds parting and some blue sky appearing. A lovely rainbow or two to see as well.

This morning it's cloud and snow... and thankfully an expected return to colder temperatures as well. It's great to feel the cold again - rain is bad (obviously) but there's just something really wrong about feeling way too warm in February as well.

There's no new cm of snowfall to report at base though resorts seem to be reporting a few cm here and there on the mountain this morning (details as I have them added below of course).

It looks like early morning there's poor visibility on many of the resorts as well with fog up there so with the snow conditions as they will be this morning and limited visibility be sure to take extra care where you're going.

Snow is forecast on and off today and tomorrow with heavier snowfall expected on Wednesday. After the weather of the weekend we are now once again in need of a good refill+refresh, so fingers crossed we'll get it over the next 3 days.

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Monday 15th February 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 2cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses are open.
The Tree Riding Zone is closed today due to poor conditions.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 195cm
Base: 90cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0-3cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses except Snow Diving are open.
The Toomi area will be open until 8:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 245cm
Toomi: 125cm
Iimori: 125cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Happo-one is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall on mountain.
All open (apart from the Kurobishi Off Piste Area).
Happo Banks Snow Park is now open.
The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 210cm
Nakiyama: 70cm
Sakka: 45cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses have generally been open but there will probably still be some closures today due to conditions.
Number 5 and Number 7 lifts closed at the start of the day.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight (9pm on Saturdays).
Official snow depth:
Top: 150cm
Base: 100cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas are open apart from Uma-no-se and part of the course through forest.
The Gondola and top Tsuga Number 2 pair lift are on hold at the start of the day.
Nighta at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 20th February and 5th/12th/19th March.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 236cm
Maruyama: 90cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 70cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All of the Village Side is open but parts of the Mountain Side not open (Hikage A, Hikage B, Sonezawa, Dangan, Kamo 4, Five Side, View A, View B).
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 110cm
Lower: 40cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses are now open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
130cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
110cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Monday 15th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 15th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
15th February 0cm 20cm 30cm
14th February 0cm 20cm 0cm
13th February 0cm 5cm 0cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 0cm 1cm 0cm
10th February 34cm 20cm 0cm
9th February 5cm 7cm 15cm
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Previous 14 days total 54cm 76cm 59cm
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December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total 58cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 260cm 619cm 423cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba 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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
58cm
[260cm]
- - -
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]
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