Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Tuesday 21st February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Limited > poor
This report
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:44am
16cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 8:40am 19cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:40am 4cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 8:44am 3cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 7:50am 0cm
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:38am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 103cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 138cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 445cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Tuesday 21st February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

After the wild start to yesterday and snow, it turned into rain in the daytime (?!) before turning back into snow later on. Somewhat mixed up and confusing weather conditions yesterday.

And this morning it's a totally snowy story. I have 16cm to report at my measuring point and similar around... and resorts are reporting up to 40cm of fresh snow on upper areas:

Hakuba 47: 30cm overnight (and 10cm daytime yesterday)
Hakuba Goryu: 10-40cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 20-40cm
Hakuba Cortina: 10-20cm

Very nice.

Unfortunately, it's still a bit mad out this morning and top lifts are again affected - bit more on that in the individual info below but best to check directly if you plan a day out in this lot.

Perhaps it will all ease off later on today, and the forecast seems to point to clearer and sunny skies tomorrow morning at least (to be followed by more snow).

That sounds good to me.

Extra layer, goggles, and extra care - I'm out there.

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Tuesday 21st February 2017:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall this morning on upper slopes from last night (and reported 10cm in the day yesterday).
Opening of top areas delayed due to weather conditions.
Official snow depth
Upper: 280cm
Base: 150cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10-40cm of fresh snowfall bottom-top.
Opening of top areas delayed due to weather conditions.
Official snow depth
Alps: 330cm
Toomi: 170cm
Iimori: 130cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top) and 40cm reported by groomers very early morning.
Opening of top areas delayed due to weather conditions.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 265cm
Kurobishi: 310cm
Lower: 165cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All upper lifts on hold at the start of the day due to weather conditions.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 360cm
Han-no-ki: 340cm
Maruyama: 170cm
Oya-no-hara: 150cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 140cm

Hakuba Cortina:
The resort is reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall.
Appears to be generally opening at the start of the day - a few lifts maybe delayed.
Official snow depth:
Top: 360cm
Base: 240cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 210cm
Base: 120cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 220cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 200cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 145cm

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Planned nighta operations - be sure to check with resorts for latest:

Hakuba Goryu:
Planned to be open daily from 6pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Planned at the Katamatsu-Shirakaba area on March 4th, 11th, 18th, 19th (6pm until 9pm)

Hakuba Cortina:
Planned to be open daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)

Hakuba Happo-one:
Planned to be open daily until 9pm on the Nakiyama area.

Kashimayari:
Planned to be open daily.

There is no night skiing at the other resorts in the area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Tuesday 21st February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Quite a few upper lifts affected by the weather conditions this morning.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Tuesday 21st February 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st February 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 21st February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
21st February 16cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 19cm 0cm 10cm
19th February 4cm 0cm 0cm
18th February 3cm 10cm 1cm
17th February 0cm 5cm 0cm
16th February 0cm 1cm 0cm
15th February 0cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 42cm 16cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 103cm 55cm 84cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 242cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total 138cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 445cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st February 2017
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 - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
138cm
[445cm]
- - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
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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