Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Friday 19th January 2018

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 4:27pm on Friday 19th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear with scattered clouds
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 19th January 2018, 4:27pm
3cm
Thursday 18th January 2018, 11:00am 0cm
Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:57am 0cm
Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7:39am 0cm
Monday 15th January 2018, 7:35am 0cm
Sunday 14th January 2018, 10:08am 15cm
Saturday 13th January 2018, 7:00am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 44cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 172cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 557cm

Archive report: Posted at 4:27pm on Friday 19th January 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Last night's snow was pretty wet and there wasn't much of it either on the car park. I spent the day at Hodaigi which is in great shape. There was about 5cm of soft fresh snow at higher elevations. Tenjin was the surprise package. According to those who went up, there were a few ice scoured patches to watch out for but most of it was soft snow. Heard the gullies in the backcountry were deep and fluffy and by tomorrow this snow should be settled on lower angled terrain.

Another plus was that the warm weather that was supposed to be around today was not in evidence at all. -2C at the base of Hodaigi at 3pm. Winter may well be back considering the forecast is for some serious snow hitting imminently. The call is for temps to stay in the negative henceforth, snow showers to start up tomorrow afternoon and continue till Monday noon when snow arrives in earnest for what looks like a proper reset.

What this may mean is that Sunday and Monday are surprise snow days for the likes of Tenjin and Kagura that seem to suck the weather towards them. We could use some fresh but then that is pretty much always the case!

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Ski resorts in Minakami:

Akasawa
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami
Oana
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

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Resort Spotlights with more detail:

Norn Minakami
Okutone Snow Park

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Please note that the snowfall numbers posted in this report will be observed from close to the base Tenjindaira Ropeway station - which is often much more than in the central town area of Minakami.

Archive report: Posted at 4:27pm on Friday 19th January 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts in Minakami open

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 19th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
19th January 3cm 20cm 10cm
18th January 0cm - -
17th January 0cm 60cm 5cm
16th January 0cm 80cm 0cm
15th January 0cm 60cm 0cm
14th January 15cm - 3cm
13th January 0cm 25cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 270cm 18cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 310cm 83cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 385cm 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total 172cm 595cm 227cm
February observed snowfall total - 452cm 285cm
March observed snowfall total - 130cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 557cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - 385cm
[385cm]
172cm
[557cm]
- - - -
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
595cm
[807cm]
452cm
[1259cm]
130cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[1389cm]
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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