Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 3rd February 2018

Madarao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Saturday 3rd February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, some thin cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Saturday 3rd February 2018, 8:38am
0cm
Friday 2nd February 2018, 8:11am 0cm
Thursday 1st February 2018, 8:23am 0cm
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 8:12am 6cm
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 8:49am 15cm
Monday 29th January 2018, 9:04am 1cm
Sunday 28th January 2018, 8:14am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 147cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 616cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Saturday 3rd February 2018
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Madarao on this first Saturday of February.

And the weekend is off to a fine start - not new snow, but sunshine and blue skies. A lovely morning and it is going to be a little milder today.

There will be a special "Setsubun" event held at the resort today. It's a cultural thing, and may well involve throwing beans at a demon. Yikes! This is what Wikipedia says:

"Setsubun (節分) is the day before the beginning of spring in Japan. The name literally means "seasonal division", but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun (立春) celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival (春祭 haru matsuri). In its association with the Lunar New Year, spring Setsubun can be and was previously thought of as a sort of New Year's Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come. This special ritual is called mamemaki (豆撒き, literally "bean scattering"). Setsubun has its origins in tsuina (追儺), a Chinese custom introduced to Japan in the eighth century."

If you find that intriguing, you can go check it out at 1pm by the Restaurant Shirakaba.

Not sure I like the mention of "spring" at this stage of the season, but we'll ignore that for now!

Night operations tonight too, so it's full on today.

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Official snow depth:
230cm

Operating lifts:

Number 1 lift
Number 2 quad lift
Number 3A lift
Super quad lift
Number 11 lift
Number 12 lift
Number 13 lift
Number 15 lift

Powder Wave I
Powder Wave II
River Line
Free Ride Park
Powder Theater
Adventure Aisle
Crystal Bowl
Ninja
Sawa
Rabbit
Kamoshika
Bear

Kids Park

Planned nighta operations this season:

Every Saturday until 24th March 2018
11th February 2018

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Saturday 3rd February 2018
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Madarao Now reports up until Saturday 3rd February 2018
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Madarao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 3rd February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
3rd February 0cm 9cm 0cm
2nd February 0cm 28cm 0cm
1st February 0cm 1cm 4cm
31st January 6cm 31cm 0cm
30th January 15cm 0cm 18cm
29th January 1cm 0cm 3cm
28th January 8cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 30cm 73cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 147cm 167cm 68cm
November observed snowfall total 60cm 9cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 280cm 211cm 99cm
January observed snowfall total 276cm 408cm 161cm
February observed snowfall total 0cm 196cm 124cm
March observed snowfall total - 94cm 99cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 616cm 918cm 483cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Madarao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 60cm
[60cm]
280cm
[340cm]
276cm
[616cm]
0cm
[616cm]
- - -
2016/2017 season - 9cm
[9cm]
211cm
[220cm]
408cm
[628cm]
196cm
[824cm]
94cm
[918cm]
0cm
[918cm]
-
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
99cm
[99cm]
161cm
[260cm]
124cm
[384cm]
99cm
[483cm]
0cm
[483cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 5cm
[5cm]
406cm
[411cm]
327cm
[738cm]
221cm
[959cm]
96cm
[1055cm]
- -
2013/2014 season - 0cm
[0cm]
117cm
[117cm]
267cm
[384cm]
205cm
[589cm]
145cm
[734cm]
- -
2012/2013 season - 0cm
[0cm]
223cm
[223cm]
352cm
[575cm]
355cm
[930cm]
82cm
[1012cm]
0cm
[1012cm]
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  October November December January February March April May
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