Minakami Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Minakami Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Minakami (Gunma), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Tuesday 17th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Max temp:
-2°C

Min temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light to moderate
wind condition
NE moderate
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:10am
60cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 8:01am 80cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 9:21am 60cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 9:59am 25cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 10:16am 0cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 9:17am 25cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 9:03am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 250cm
Last 14 reports (total): 290cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 290cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 502cm

Still snowing here. Must have been some crazy weather at the top of Tenjindaira. They are closed again and are now reporting a base 40cm less than yesterday despite 60cm of new snow... I am guessing wind though the snow has been so fluffy that its been settling fast. We left one car to accumulate snow and had to clear it off today before it folded under the weight.

At the base its been the same story, snow and loads of it though not a great deal of wind. Quite over it to be honest and as for Tenjin's operational status. They have apparently busted all three of their piston bullies (groomers). I threw a track on my snow blower this morning and fixed it already so hopefully its nothing serious up there. My feeling is that the weather is finally mellowing and that Tenjin probably jump starts their Gondola tomorrow around noon. The forecast is for clear weather...
when things do kick off it will be quite a spectacle up there.

Have been talking to a load of people hitting Hodaigi each day lately and they are super stoked. The place gets moderate amounts of good snow in these sorts of storms and its steep enough at the top to handle it. The photos on Okutone's website are also looking rather awesome!

Safe riding out there and all the best.

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New snowfall:

60cm Tenjin
20cm Hodaigi
20cm Okutone

Official snow depths:

280cm Tenjin
170cm Hodaigi
150cm Okutone

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Resorts in Minakami (forecasts available from each page):

Akasawa
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Norn Minakami
Oh-ana
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawa Tenjindaira
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin closed, everything else open

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Tuesday 17th January 2017
(View more analysis here)
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 17th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
17th January 60cm 5cm 10cm
16th January 80cm 0cm 15cm
15th January 60cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 25cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
11th January 25cm 15cm 10cm
10th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 250cm 23cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 290cm 73cm 125cm
November observed snowfall total - - 0cm
December observed snowfall total 212cm 154cm 225cm
January observed snowfall total 290cm 227cm 246cm
February observed snowfall total - 285cm 378cm
March observed snowfall total - 78cm 152cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 502cm 744cm 1001cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
290cm
[502cm]
- - - -
2015/2016 season - - 154cm
[154cm]
227cm
[381cm]
285cm
[666cm]
78cm
[744cm]
0cm
[744cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
225cm
[225cm]
246cm
[471cm]
378cm
[849cm]
152cm
[1001cm]
0cm
[1001cm]
0cm
[1001cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
20cm
[20cm]
159cm
[179cm]
203cm
[382cm]
295cm
[677cm]
159cm
[836cm]
0cm
[836cm]
0cm
[836cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
6cm
[6cm]
105cm
[111cm]
144cm
[255cm]
131cm
[386cm]
31cm
[417cm]
30cm
[447cm]
0cm
[447cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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Minakami Now reports from the same period last season
Minakami Now archived reporting
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