Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 3rd February 2007

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:33am on Saturday 3rd February 2007
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear & sunny
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light to moderate from the North West, high gusts of alpine ridges
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Archive report: Posted at 10:33am on Saturday 3rd February 2007
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Hakuba presently sits under clear blue skies andthe sun is shining! Higher ridges were exposed to some fierce winds yesterday afternoon and evening. Expect to find scoured ridges and wind loaded areas in South East facing slopes.
A dusting of snow (trace) fell overnight but the hill is still great with great coverage all over and packed powder/fresh powder if you look around. Still crisp and cold at 8:00 AM but expect sun radiation on lower slopes and south facing slopes.

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HIRAKAWA DATA NOT TAKEN TODAY (Roddy's on holiday)
The Hira Kawa Snow Study Plot (830m a.s.l.) 0700 hr. reading is:

Sky: Overcast
Temperature: Present:
Maximum:
Minimum:
Wind:
Winds aloft:
Precipitation:
Barometer and trend:
Height of new snow in 24 hours (HN24):
Total depth of snowpack (HS):
Foot penetration:
Surface:
Density of surface snow:
Crust:
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Hazard:
Above Tree Line: High

At Tree Line: Considerable

Below Tree Line: Moderate

With the recent (Feb 1st) snowfall there will be possibilities of natural avalaches and triggering slides on steeper open aspects will be more likely. Slab formation on wind loaded slopes and lee-side aspects will be more dangerous terrain and should be avoided. Wind lips and cornices also were created over the past few days and should be avoided. Today's sun will aslo be a factor as tempeartures rise, south aspects get radiated and the snow gets heavier.

Travel Advisory:

Be aware of and very cautious of slabs that are already forming due to solar exposure, past rapid acumulation of strom snow and with increased winds yesterday. With rapid loading on all aspects we will see pockets of old surface snow on top of wind slab give way to soft slabs of 65 cm's plus. Take due care in steep terrain especially around rock out crops.

Archive report: Posted at 10:33am on Saturday 3rd February 2007
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Most lifts at all ski areas are operating. \r\n

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