Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 15th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:03am on Tuesday 15th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Thick cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light to moderate wind
Generally poor on mountain
This report
Tuesday 15th January 2013, 9:03am
20cm
Monday 14th January 2013, 9:41am 10cm
Sunday 13th January 2013, 9:55am 0cm
Saturday 12th January 2013, 7:31am 0cm
Friday 11th January 2013, 8:49am 3cm
Thursday 10th January 2013, 11:00am 0cm
Wednesday 9th January 2013, 9:28am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 33cm
Last 14 reports (total): 55cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 58cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 290cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Tuesday 15th January 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Heavy snow!

It's our turn now with probably 30cm of new snowfall in the village since last report.

Yesterday saw some pretty wild snow conditions in areas of Japan that aren't used to - or prepared for - snowfall. While this didn't directly cause any problems in Hakuba where we are used to snow, of course, there were some serious transportation problems for people heading back to Tokyo and region after the long weekend. Stories of people spending many hours in their cars and having to find places to stay overnight on the way home - journeys that usually take a few hours taking 10 hours, or even becoming impossible.

Main access roads from yesterday are still closed in some areas, so it's still an ongoing situation.

Interesting snowfall numbers from around the valley. Goryu and 47 report between 10-20cm; to the north in Otari, Hakuba Cortina are reporting 40-50cm of fresh snowfall since yesterday. (Though due to avalanche rise the Number 4 and Number 5 lifts and runs serviced by them at Hakuba Cortina are not operating today).

It will be deep out there today.

Overcast skies, continued snow and strong winds this mornin. The wind may affect lifts at some resorts this morning - at time of writing I can confirm the top area of Hakuba Goryu is on standby. One of those days when it's best to check with resorts for the up-to-minute situation.

Some dangerous avalanche conditions out there with the new snowfall, especially in the Otari region. Wind-loaded lee slopes and cornices best avoided. Cool headed thinking necessary and extreme care advised outside of resort areas. Be careful out there.

Things should have calmed down by this evening and we might get to see the sun tomorrow. Snow forecast to be back with us on Thursday.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Tuesday 15th January 2013 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
10-20cm of new snow reported by Hakuba Goryu this morning.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 270cm;
Toomi - 120cm;
Iimori - 90cm

Hakuba 47:
15cm of new snow reported by Hakuba 47 this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 210cm
Lower - 145cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 190cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 90cm
Sakka - 90cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 260cm
Lower slopes - 100cm

Hakuba Cortina:
40-50cm new snow reported by Hakuba Cortina since yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 280cm
Lower slopes - 175cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 350cm
Lower slopes - 70cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
100cm

Hakuba Minekata:
80cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Tuesday 15th January 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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