Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:18am on Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, snow on the mountains
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light wet snow trying to fall!
wind condition
2m/s NNE
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 10:18am
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Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 7:33am 0cm
Monday 2nd May 2016, 9:23am 0cm
Sunday 1st May 2016, 8:37am 0cm
Saturday 30th April 2016, 7:59am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 0cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:18am on Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Snow is falling on the mountains this morning, and fairly close to base too. While I can't see much of it from down here with a lot of low cloud hanging around, the webcams are showing white slopes and a few cm so far. Light snow is trying to fall down here at village level, but it is wet and not sticking at all. Gambare!

The forecast for the coming week shows some promise with the chance of snowfall on most days, particularly at higher elevations.

Different forecasts tell different stories and early-early season is often hard to read, so we should just sit back and anticipate some decent snowfall. Patience, patience!

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For those of you who are just tuning in for the first time this season, welcome to the new look report pages. We all hope you like them.

There's a lot of things going on that is new, so I encourage you to take a look around and in particular to keep an eye on that brand new 'Snowfall Analysis' page. There's a big tab at the top of this report... go click on it. On that page there is lots of data from previous seasons and you can play around it. Very interesting, and it'll be fun to see how this season plays out. The data will be updated every day as I post my reports throughout the season.

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There is a bit of ski resort news since my last report... Yanaba Snow Park is not going to be opening this season.

Yanaba is a smaller ski hill that is actually located by the side of Lake Aoki in Omachi city and just to the south of Hakuba village. Apparently, with the poor snowfall of last season Yanaba only managed to open for a total of about 40 days with less than 8,000 people actually using it. It may not be one of the major ski hills but it is always sad to hear these things.

Yanaba has had something of a troubled on-off run of seasons of late and there is no word as to what happens beyond the coming season, but I'll post any further news in a future report.

Perhaps a bumper season of heavy and consistent snowfall might help. Yes, please - we'll have some of that!

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Below are the official planned season opening dates for the ski and snowboard resorts in the Hakuba region. There are all subject to change depending on what happens weather-wise:

Hakuba Happo-one: as soon as there is enough snow
Hakuba 47: from late November
Hakuba Goryu: from late November
Tsugaike Kogen: from 28th November
Hakuba Cortina: from 10th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field: from 16th December
Hakuba Norikura Onsen: from mid December
Hakuba Sanosaka: from mid December

Reports will be posted daily once the lifts get moving.

Archive report: Posted at 10:18am on Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting for snow. No resorts are open yet.

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd November 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 23rd November 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd November 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 23rd November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd November 0cm 0cm 0cm
10th November 0cm - -
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total - 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total - 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - - -
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]
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