Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Saturday 16th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong winds on mountain
Poor
This report
Saturday 16th February 2013, 8:50am
10cm
Friday 15th February 2013, 9:57am 0cm
Thursday 14th February 2013, 10:06am 0cm
Wednesday 13th February 2013, 9:53am 20cm
Tuesday 12th February 2013, 9:11am 1cm
Monday 11th February 2013, 9:29am 20cm
Sunday 10th February 2013, 9:31am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 82cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 82cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 463cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Saturday 16th February 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

There is lots of snow to report from Hakuba this morning. It is a very cold, snowy and windy morning. At the moment it is -13 degrees on Usagidair at 1400m, and there's a 7.6m/s wind blowing.

The new snowfall numbers being reported from around the village do not really represent the situation as seen from the village today. Goryu and 47 are both reporting 10cm of snow and Happo is keeping it's same snow depth. After speaking with a trusted friend over at Happo resort, that reason being that the strong winds are blowing it around on the mountain. Down in the village where there is less wind and the snow has settled the story is quite different.

My personal observation is probably there has been around 25-35cm since yesterday in places, but it's one of those days when you ask different people around the valley and they'll probably all give you a different number. Whatever the number, it's a lot of snow and not the kind of day to nitpick over exact numbers! The numbers I am putting below are since yesterday morning.

Actually the resorts in Otari village are reporting lot more snow on slopes - Hakuba Cortina reporting 40-50cm of new this morning on top of what we got yesterday.

There's going to be pockets of deep, and thin coverings this morning due to the wind. Extreme care is needed out there today with increased avalanche risks. After the milder temperatures we had, this new sudden drop in temperature and changing wind patterns has put rapid load on East aspect slopes and cross loaded South and North facing slopes. It's one of those times when people should be staying on the slopes supported by the resorts, ie. stay in bounds. Visibility on the slopes actually doesn't look too bad in places now, though poor in others. Along with the snow risks, if not knowing where you are going is an issue, be that extra bit careful. Check the resort maps and follow people. But please don't be tempted to follow them into places they shouldn't be!

Not all of the resort terrain will actually be available by the looks though. As of now it looks like the top lifts and runs at both Hakuba Goryu and Hakuba Happo-one are not going to be moving early on due to the wind conditions up there. The number 4 and 5 lifts at Hakuba Cortina are not going to be moving along with associated courses there. 47 looks to be preparing for all lifts to be moving. This will be a fluid situation and so for the latest please contact the resorts or check their websites.

After the snow of today, tomorrow is still set to be somewhat calmer and clearer. We're back to potentially heavy snowfall on Monday though.

Take care out there and have lots of fun!

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Official snow depths and operations @ Saturday 16th February 2013 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
20cm of new snow reported by Hakuba Goryu since yesterday.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 290cm;
Toomi - 150cm;
Iimori - 125cm

Hakuba 47:
20cm new snowfall reported by Hakuba 47 since yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 250cm
Lower - 190cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 280cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 130cm
Sakka - 130cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 340cm
Lower slopes - 160cm

Hakuba Cortina:
50+cm of new snow reported by Hakuba Cortina since yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 390cm
Lower slopes - 255cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 175cm
Lower slopes - 75cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
150cm

Hakuba Minekata:
120cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Saturday 16th February 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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15th February 0cm - -
14th February 0cm - -
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12th February 1cm - -
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Previous 7 days total 52cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 82cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm - -
December observed snowfall total 185cm - -
January observed snowfall total 149cm - -
February observed snowfall total 82cm - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 463cm 0cm 0cm
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