Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd March 2007

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:22am on Thursday 22nd March 2007
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Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Thursday 22nd March 2007
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The blue is gone and the clouds are building over the crest of the main peaks. The ceiling is still above the top of the lift accessible terrain. The forecast is for flurries and showers this afternoon and evening. It may not amount to a Sahara curling rink but hope does burn eternal. There was a moderately good crust-forming freeze overnight. The sun's burning rays penetrate clouds, especially at higher elevations so don't be fooled into being lax in the sun-protection department.


The Hira Kawa Snow Study Plot (830m a.s.l.) 0700 hr. reading is:

Sky: Broken clouds
Temperature: Present: -0.5 C
Maximum: Not available
Minimum: -4.5 C
Wind at surface: Very light from the north-west
Winds aloft: Moderate from the north-west
Precipitation: Nil precipitation
Barometer and trend: 923 hPa and steady
Height of new snow in 24 hours (HN24): 0 cm
Total depth of snowpack (HS): 53 cm
Foot penetration: 0 cm
Surface: Melt freeze crystals with faceting, 4 mm crystals
Density of surface snow: not observed
Crust: 5 cm crust on surface, with 3 cm loose below this, and 20 cm crust is below this
Cloud ceiling: above 2,300 m a.s.l.



Above tree line: Moderate

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Low

N.B. some wind transport of snow was observed yesterday at ridge top (Korenge Yama etc.).

Travel Advisory:
Today with the cloud cover the warming should not be too extreme. The light may be a bit "flat" where there are no trees or exposed rocks for reference. There may be pockets of unstable snow about. There are some wind blasted areas about (icy). Of significance are the cornices: there seems to be a tendency for them to be a bit fragile just now. In the high elevation terrain there are the usual large cornices formed at the top of the gullies. If they fall off it would be liken to a full size Lexus sports utility vehicle hurtling down the slope. You don't want to end up in the trunk of that puppy.

Falling in a hole in a creek is always an edifying experience if you don't drown or get to the wrong end of the hypothermia spectrum.

Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Thursday 22nd March 2007
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts operating. Minegata Lift Company is closed.

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