Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th December 2016

Madarao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Wednesday 28th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It's snowing
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3m/s
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 8:43am
22cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 7:46am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 9:05am 8cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 9:15am 17cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:46am 0cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 7:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 67cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 147cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 156cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Wednesday 28th December 2016
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Morning from Madarao and yes, this is more like it with a decent amount of fresh snow on the ground.

With associated wind overnight blowing it all around it is one of those days when you ask 5 different people in slightly different areas and they'll all give you a different number. The resort are saying 0-40cm of fresh snow (along with a smiley face mark), and on their daily report they are posting 20cm. I have taken measurements in a few different areas around my base and I think that the 20cm is probably a fair number to go with this morning though I'm going a bit higher as that is what I found in my usual measuring place.

Some places more, some places less.

The most important thing is that we have this lovely fresh layer of snow and that conditions should suddenly be much improved.

We still need much more though of course. The forecast is for more snow today and then perhaps tomorrow night but after that over the New Year a run of drier days. So it doesn't look like we're on for a long consistent blast just for the moment.

Still if we can get some more during the day today we should be good for a while.

I'm off out there to check it all out. Hope you can too. Wrap up well - it's cold!

Have a good one.

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Operating status for the day at Madarao Kogen (at time of report):

- Number 1 lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 5
- Super quad lift
- Number 11 lift
- Number 12 lift
- Number 15 lift
- Moving walkway
- Kids Park
- Free ride Park

Official snow depth:

- 60cm

Lifts currently operating at Tangram Ski Circus:

- Number 1
- Number 3
- Number 5
- Number 6

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Wednesday 28th December 2016
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

Fresh snow! Not fully open yet, see report for info on lifts that are operating

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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Madarao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 28th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Madarao Now reports up until Wednesday 28th December 2016
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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 28th December 2016
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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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 28th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
28th December 22cm 2cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 26cm 30cm
26th December 0cm 15cm 50cm
25th December 8cm 0cm 25cm
24th December 17cm 0cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 8cm 30cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 51cm 135cm
Previous 14 days total 67cm 65cm 368cm
November observed snowfall total 9cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 147cm 99cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total - 161cm 327cm
February observed snowfall total - 124cm 221cm
March observed snowfall total - 99cm 96cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 156cm 483cm 1055cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 28th December 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 9cm
[9cm]
147cm
[156cm]
- - - - -
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]
-
  October November December January February March April May
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