Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 13th November 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:25am on Monday 13th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, just a few clouds
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Clear
This report
Monday 13th November 2017, 10:25am
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Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:01am 0cm
Saturday 1st April 2017, 7:55am 0cm
Friday 31st March 2017, 8:02am 0cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:55am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 9:16am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 0cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Monday 13th November 2017
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Hello everyone!

And how was your 'green season'?

I spent my time all over the place, but I'm happy to now be back in Madarao for the upcoming 2017-2018 season and getting ready to get back into the routine of bring you daily reports during the upcoming season.

The autumn months have been beautiful - as always, of course. We have seen a bit of light snow fall. If I am remembering correctly, the first very light snow I had falling here at base was on 30th October, though it didn't end up in any cover at all. Higher mountains in the region have had some snowfall, creating that lovely late autumn-early winter moody look. As you can see from the image below, there's a bit of cover up on the top of Madarao too.

It's a beautiful morning this morning.

So let's look at the planned opening dates for Madarao Kogen and the connecting Tangram Ski Circus.

Madarao Kogen:
Saturday 16th December 2017

Tangram Ski Circus:
Saturday 16th December 2017

So we have over a month left before the ski lifts start moving. Some ski hills usually try to open as quickly as possible and often miss their opening dates. These two seem to plan for a (perhaps) more realistic opening date and usually hit it. Hopefully by the time they open, there'll be decent snow cover and things can get off to a great start.

I'll post more updates over the coming weeks with snow news. Once the ski lifts start operating, this report will be updated daily.

Here's to a fantastic 2017-2018 winter season. Hope you spend it with me!

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Monday 13th November 2017
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts plan to start operating on Saturday 16th December 2017

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Madarao Now reports up until Monday 13th November 2017
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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Monday 13th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
13th November 0cm - -
2nd April 0cm - -
1st April 0cm 0cm -
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm - 0cm
28th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 6cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 38cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 9cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total - 211cm 99cm
January observed snowfall total - 408cm 161cm
February observed snowfall total - 196cm 124cm
March observed snowfall total - 94cm 99cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 918cm 483cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th November 2017
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - - -
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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