Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 16th December 2015

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Wednesday 16th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, foggy upper slopes
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Light northerly
Variable
This report
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 8:55am
0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 8:47am 0cm
Monday 14th December 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 9:23am 0cm
Saturday 12th December 2015, 9:08am 0cm
Friday 11th December 2015, 9:11am 0cm
Thursday 10th December 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 21cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 21cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 31cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Wednesday 16th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Hakuba.

I really so wish I could bring you more exciting news than what I have (* though happily things might change from tomorrow).

Yesterday there was lots of clouds over the region; at times some nice blue sky and sunshine to be enjoyed, to soon be covered by cloud again later on. A real mix of cloud, sun and blue sky during the day. But it kept mild during the day and overnight too, keeping to around 5C.

Today it's not going to warm up much more than that thankfully... but, it's raining.

That is due to turn into snowfall by tonight though and snow overnight and through tomorrow. Should get much colder.

How much snow? We'll have to leave that to nature, though as you can imagine everyone is talking about it.

Right now conditions on the (very limited) open slopes is pretty poor with the rain and mild conditions and lack of fresh snowfall.

We simply need lots of snow. It looks like pretty much everywhere in Japan is in a similar situation right now...

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Less of Hakuba 47 open this morning due to the snow condition situation - they have closed off Route 1 and Route 6.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Wednesday 16th December - subject to change

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
The Route 2, Route 4, Route 5 and Route 8 (part) are now open.
Planned lifts:
Gondola
Line AB
Line C
Line E
Official snow depth
Upper: 45cm
Base: 0cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
The upper Panorama Course and Grand Prix courses at Hakuba Goryu are open.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola (to get to the upper area that is currently open)
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 35cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
Parts of Usagidaira, Panorama and Kurobishi areas are skiable.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 45cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The upper part of the Han-no-ki course area is open.
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 50cm
Maruyama: -cm

Kashimayari:
Course 2 is open
Planned lifts:
Number 2 pair lift

Other planned resort opening dates

As soon as there is enough snow:
Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen:

18th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:

19th December
Hakuba Sanosaka:

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Wednesday 16th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Very limited

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 16th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 16th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 16th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
16th December 0cm 2cm 5cm
15th December 0cm 5cm 20cm
14th December 0cm 40cm 15cm
13th December 0cm 20cm 3cm
12th December 0cm 2cm 15cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 69cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 21cm 109cm 62cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 21cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total - 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 31cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 16th December 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
21cm
[31cm]
- - - - -
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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