Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th November 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:29am on Thursday 24th November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None at the moment
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Thursday 24th November 2016, 9:29am
1cm
Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 10:18am 0cm
Thursday 10th November 2016, 8:28am 0cm
Wednesday 4th May 2016, 8:07am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 7:33am 0cm
Monday 2nd May 2016, 9:23am 0cm
Sunday 1st May 2016, 8:37am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 1cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 1cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:29am on Thursday 24th November 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Some snowfall to report this morning - just a bit and depending on where you are in the valley either none on the ground or a slight dusting.

The Hakuba 47 resort is reporting 1-2cm at base and about 10cm of snowfall higher up.

After gathering some of the sprinkled snow earlier on, I was just about able to make myself a mini-snowman. He was really cute. But now that we have got that tradition out of the way, it's the serious business of decent snowfall and sliding on it that I really want to get to.

We're not there yet and with only 10cm or so higher up it's obviously not enough to get going yet.

Right now there are some breaks in the clouds over Hakuba and there's even some blue sky on show. Hopefully there will be more snow falling over the next 24 hours.

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Ski resort news that was originally posted yesterday (in case you didn't see it): 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 9:29am on Thursday 24th November 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

We wait for snow. Planned resort opening dates in the main report.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th November 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 24th November 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th 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 Thursday 24th November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th November 1cm - 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 1cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 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 1cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th 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 - 1cm
[1cm]
- - - - - -
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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