Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 20th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:30am on Sunday 20th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, intermittent snow, sun at times
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Slight to moderate winds
Variable
This report
Sunday 20th January 2013, 10:30am
3cm
Saturday 19th January 2013, 9:12am 0cm
Friday 18th January 2013, 9:10am 10cm
Thursday 17th January 2013, 9:29am 10cm
Wednesday 16th January 2013, 9:36am 0cm
Tuesday 15th January 2013, 9:03am 20cm
Monday 14th January 2013, 9:41am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 56cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 81cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 313cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:30am on Sunday 20th January 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Mixed conditions out on the slopes yesterday depending on where you were. I was at Happo and while the sun was out at times in the morning, by late afternoon there was snow falling and visibility at times was down to zero. I think generally the pattern was clearer conditions, clouding over and followed by snow.

Overcast cloudy skies earlier on this morning and about 3cm of new snow at village level in Hakuba since last night.

Resorts are reporting some decent fresh snowfall on upper slopes. Hakuba Goryu and 47 both on the receiving end of 20cm of new snow. That place to the north in Otari that sounds like a place in Italy got up to 30cm (and I've been told to tell people not to go there! I think they just want the powder to themselves). :)

Strong NE winds on the mountain have been affecting some of the resorts early this morning. The Alpen Quad lift at Happo had suspended operations earlier, but now seems to be moving. It looks like the top pairs at Goryu are affected and Line E at Hakuba 47 started moving at 10:15am, but at reduced speed. Perhaps expect more of the same depending on the wind conditions out there.

Today looks likely to generally be a cloudy day with intermittend snow showers, but nothing major. One of those days when it's a real mixed bag of quickly changing conditions as right now it looks like snow is falling on Hakuba 47 but there's a bit of sun breaking through the clouds at Happo.

Tomorrow looks more clear cut with sun forecast along with milder temperatures.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Sunday 20th January 2013 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
5cm on lower slopes and up to 20cm on upper slopes reported by Hakuba Goryu this morning.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 300cm;
Toomi - 150cm;
Iimori - 105cm

Hakuba 47:
3-20cm of new snowfall reported by Hakuba 47 this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 220cm
Lower - 160cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 110cm
Sakka - 110cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 260cm
Lower slopes - 110cm

Hakuba Cortina:
20-25cm new snow reported by Hakuba Cortina this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 325cm
Lower slopes - 190cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 165cm
Lower slopes - 80cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
115cm

Hakuba Minekata:
100cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:30am on Sunday 20th January 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report.

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