Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 6th March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 6th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Spring sunny morning
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Southerly, stronger higher up
Excellent
This report
Sunday 6th March 2016, 8:40am
0cm
Saturday 5th March 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Friday 4th March 2016, 8:10am 0cm
Thursday 3rd March 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Tuesday 1st March 2016, 8:40am 23cm
Monday 29th February 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 23cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 307cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 6th March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

As expected yesterday was another warm day.

(Hakuba 47 seem to have been reporting a scarily high temperature of +13C at 1450m as of 3pm yesterday. Yikes.)

As you might expect with this warmth, it's spring snow conditions all round.

This morning there's something of a wind higher up but it doesn't seem to be affecting any of the top lifts at resorts at the start of the day.

So yes, today it's starting off warm again and things are going to be warming up to April-like temperatures.

The good news is that signs of rain have either been downgraded or disappeared from the forecasts so fingers crossed we can avoid that. Warm temperatures are one thing but we can definitely do without rain as well!

Better news still is that there are cold temperatures ahead and come mid-week snow is forecast down to village level as well. So hopefully there's more snow left in the season yet.

It is a lovely morning, so I'm going to get out there and make the most of it!

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Sunday 6th March 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All areas and courses set to open this morning.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 200cm
Base: 105cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
The Hakuba Goryu Gondola has re-opened and is operating as normal.
All courses open apart from Snow Diving and Adventure.
The Toomi area will be open until 9:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 260cm
Toomi: 125cm
Iimori: 80cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses appear to be open.
The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 200cm
Nakiyama: 55cm
Sakka: 35cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses set to open.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight (9pm on Saturdays).
Official snow depth:
Top: 190cm
Base: 114cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All courses and areas are generally open.
Nighta at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 12th/19th March.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring (no fixed date yet).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 240cm
Maruyama: 70cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 100cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Parts of the Mountain Side not open - View A, View B, Sonezawa, Five Side.
Part of the Village Side not open - by4.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 130cm
Lower: 50cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
120cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
75cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 6th March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts opening as planned this morning though wind may be an issue

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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 6th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
6th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
5th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
4th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm 2cm
2nd March 0cm 4cm 1cm
1st March 23cm 3cm 0cm
29th February 0cm 10cm 0cm
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Previous 14 days total 31cm 22cm 13cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total 82cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 23cm 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 307cm 619cm 423cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
23cm
[307cm]
- -
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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