Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Friday 20th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Friday 20th January 2012
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Yesterday we experienced nice sunny skies during the daytime clouds rolling in later on in the day bringing in the precipitation. This morning we were greeted with a thin new coating of snow in Hakuba but bringing in enough to rejuvenate the snow on the trees and make everything look nice and wintery once again. For the remainder of the day we should be seeing continued cloud cover with a few clearings. Snow showers will be sporadic throughout the day bringing in trace amounts of snow.

This morning, temperatures in the valley were still a relatively mild -1 C with the overnight low of -7 C and is expected to reach up to + 4 C as the day progresses. So another warm day is being forecast.

Up on the hills it will range from -1 C to +2 C with light breezy winds upto 3 m/s from the SSE. The freezing level is in the valley this morning but will rise to 1050m by the afternoon.

So overnight we have accumulated 4cm new snow in the valley and it continues to snow. Tomorrow calls for more snow in the evening but the warming trend will stick around until the end of the weekend. Monday we will see colder temperatures all around and throughout the week we will get another weather system coming in which will hopefully bring some decent snowfall.

Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 20th January 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
5cm of new snow reported up top early this morning. All weekday lifts (all except No2/No4 pairs) operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 235cm;
Toomi - 105cm;
Iimori - 105cm.

Hakuba 47:
3cm fresh snow reported. All courses open, Line D lift not operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 185cm
Lower - 90cm

Ski lifts/courses:
Grad quad, Usagidaira pair, Central pair, Panorama pair, Kokusai No3 pair, Kuroboshi No2 quad not operating. All others operating. The Kita Happo No 3 pair lift will be closed from 21st-27th due to them making a park.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 140cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 230cm
Champion - 150cm

Hakuba Cortina:
3cm new reported at Cortina. No7 pair lift not operating but all courses open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 240cm
Lower - 155cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 120cm
Lower - 60cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Friday 20th January 2012
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