Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 21st December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 21st December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow easing off > just cloudy
wind condition
Light
Improving!
This report
Saturday 21st December 2013, 8:40am
30cm
Friday 20th December 2013, 9:00am 0cm
Thursday 19th December 2013, 9:08am 2cm
Wednesday 18th December 2013, 8:57am 0cm
Tuesday 17th December 2013, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 16th December 2013, 9:00am 5cm
Sunday 15th December 2013, 9:24am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 94cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 129cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 21st December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

A very nice surprise this morning with more of a snow haul than we were perhaps expecting in Hakuba.

Hakuba 47 are reporting 20-30cm of fresh snow at base and 50cm up top.
Hakuba Goryu are reporting 30cm at Toomi and 40cm on upper areas.
Happo reporting 50cm and more higher up. (See below if you would like to win a lift ticket for Happo!)
I am observing at least 30cm myself here as well.

Basically, lots of snow again which should make for excellent conditions this weekend.

Earlier on it was much more cloudy but it actually seems to be brightening up in places at the moment with the snow easing off... even a bit of sun. Could it clear up?

'Hakuba' is pretty much all open as well from today, with most or all lifts and courses open at resorts around the village, so wherever you choose to slide it should be very good.

Snow should continue today into tomorrow morning, with clearer skies early in the week.

Have fun. And it goes without saying - remember to take care out there and treat all this lovely snow with the respect it deserves!

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Yesterday we put online our Happo-one Lift Ticket Giveaway. We have 10 one-day lift tickets for the Happo-one resort to send out to SnowJapan members. All you need is an active Forums account and you can enter. Check our SnowJapanForums. The Giveaway runs through until Thursday. Thanks to the people at Happo-one and good luck.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations (as of 21st December 2013):

Hakuba Goryu
Reporting 30-40cm of new snowfall.
Upper - 240cm
Toomi - 130cm
Iimori - 80cm

Hakuba 47:
Reporting 20-50cm of new snowfall.
Upper - 235cm
Lower - 70cm

Happo-one:
Reporting 50cm of new snowfall.
Usagidaira - 195cm
Nakiyama - 80cm
Sakka - 80cm
Plans to be (almost) fully open from tomorrow.

Hakuba Iwatake:
Upper - 150cm
Lower - 50cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsuganomori - 240cm
Maruyama - 100cm
Kanenonaruoka - 80cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 5-20cm of new snowfall.
Upper - 190cm
Lower - 90cm
Part open.

Hakuba Minekata:
80cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 21st December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Hakuba resorts now open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 21st December 2013
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 21st December 2013
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 21st December 2013
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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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 21st December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
21st December 30cm 5cm -
20th December 0cm 0cm -
19th December 2cm 2cm -
18th December 0cm 0cm -
17th December 0cm 0cm -
16th December 5cm 0cm -
15th December 20cm 3cm -
Previous 7 days total 57cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 92cm 97cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 35cm 47cm -
December observed snowfall total 94cm 185cm -
January observed snowfall total - 149cm -
February observed snowfall total - 168cm -
March observed snowfall total - 10cm -
April observed snowfall total - 6cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 129cm 565cm 0cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 21st December 2013
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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
94cm
[129cm]
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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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