Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:03pm on Sunday 27th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snow
wind condition
Light winds from the north
Average to poor
This report
Sunday 27th December 2015, 2:03pm
40cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:13am 10cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 10:25am 0cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 13:49pm 10cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 15:24pm 15cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 11:45am 3cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 9:38am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 78cm
Last 14 reports (total): 78cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 78cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 78cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:03pm on Sunday 27th December 2015
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

At the time of writing we've had 40cm of fresh snow at the base of Tenjin. I spoke to a mountaineer who camped on the peak of Tanigawadake last night who told me 1m fell at the top!

Tenjindaira resort officially opened at noon today and the snow continues to fall moderately with nice cold temps and a forecast for the dump to continue before easing off tomorrow during the day. Tomorrow night we are looking at another decent dump. Tuesday looks like more snow too. Finally get the feeling that winter has officially arrived, 2WDs are spinning wheels all over town and I've not been this happy to clear snow in some time.

In terms of snow quality, it started out as slush around 10pm last night but after an initial layer of crud the rest has been light, fluffy and quite dry.
For anyone out there who may be following these reports, check out the forecasts below. An excellent guide but they often forecast between 1-10cm. Need to add a zero to these numbers or x10 and you get a real forecast provided the snow is not coming from the South or East.

Tanigawa Tenjindaira 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 2:03pm on Sunday 27th December 2015
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin Ropeway is operational as is the middle lift. The two big lifts are still on hold. Houdaigi has their No.6 lift running and heard the run has widened overnight. Will get a more detailed report this evening from a group spending the day there.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Sunday 27th December 2015
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2015
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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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 27th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
27th December 40cm 10cm 0cm
26th December 10cm 30cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 10cm
19th December 10cm 20cm 10cm
18th December 15cm 55cm 0cm
17th December 3cm - 40cm
15th December 0cm 25cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 78cm 80cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 78cm 220cm 110cm
November observed snowfall total - 0cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 78cm 225cm 159cm
January observed snowfall total - 246cm 203cm
February observed snowfall total - 378cm 295cm
March observed snowfall total - 152cm 159cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 78cm 1001cm 836cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - 78cm
[78cm]
- - - - -
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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