Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 5th February 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 5th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate wind
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This report
Wednesday 5th February 2014, 9:01am
3cm
Tuesday 4th February 2014, 8:53am 0cm
Monday 3rd February 2014, 8:44am 0cm
Sunday 2nd February 2014, 11:11am 0cm
Saturday 1st February 2014, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 31st January 2014, 9:20am 0cm
Thursday 30th January 2014, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 3cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 257cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 5th February 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

11am update below initial report below....

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Good news and not as good news. Which do you want first?

Let's go with the good news. A return to winter! It's a very cold morning in Hakuba. -8C at the moment and not looking likely to get much warmer during the day. We also have new snowfall to report. Not much down here in the village - up to 5cm or so in places - but Goryu is reporting up to 20cm which Hakuba Cortina has the most reported with 40cm of fresh. Nice.

The less good news is that it's also some strong winds this morning, and that is affecting some lift operations at resorts around the valley . At the time of writing here is the lifts I can see as being affected (and not moving), but of course this is subject to change depending on the conditions:

The Gondola at Hakuba 47.
Skyline Number 2 pair at Happo-one.
Cortina are saying that due to avalanche danger, the Number 4 and 5 pair lifts are closed.

Best to check before getting a ticket as the NNE winds are due to continue for the day.

OK so the snow doesn't look like it is going to continue today leaving us with mostly just cloudy weather. Cloud and cold is what is forecast tomorrow as well but importantly it is going to keep colder which is good to hear.

Later on Friday and through the weekend we are expecting snow to be falling. Hopefully lots of it. We want/need more.

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11am update:

Strong wind is are causing more problems with the top part of Happo and the top of Goryu/47 now closed.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations (as of 5th February 2014):

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 3cm of new snowfall on Toomi and Iimori, 20cm up top.
Upper - 280cm
Toomi - 155cm
Iimori - 125cm

Hakuba 47:
Reporting 5cm of new snowfall at base and 10cm up top.
Upper - 250cm
Lower - 85cm

Happo-one:
Reporting 5cm at village area, 8cm of new snowfall at Riesen area.
Usagidaira - 205cm
Nakiyama - 66cm
Sakka - 75cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Upper - 180cm
Lower - 60cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsuganomori - 310cm
Maruyama - 115cm
Kanenonaruoka - 120cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 40cm of new snowfall on lower and upper areas.
Upper - 280cm
Lower - 160cm

Hakuba Minekata:
60cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 5th February 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts affected by strong wind this morning

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