Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Friday 2nd February 2018

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Minakami (Gunma), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:33am on Friday 2nd February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Average
This report
Friday 2nd February 2018, 7:33am
7cm
Thursday 1st February 2018, 7:05am 0cm
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 9:04am 30cm
Monday 29th January 2018, 10:07am 1cm
Sunday 28th January 2018, 7:54am 15cm
Saturday 27th January 2018, 7:45am 40cm
Friday 26th January 2018, 9:39am 40cm
Last 7 reports (total): 133cm
Last 14 reports (total): 227cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 7cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 781cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:33am on Friday 2nd February 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Yesterday saw good weather after a cloudy start with blue skies from mid-morning.

I actually ventured over to the mellower terrain of Kagura which was still great up top but it's a lot easier to run in the snow at Tenjin and by day end, the mountain was in need of a reset by all reports.

Fortunately snow started falling down to village level yesterday evening. It snowballs a little easier than normal here at my place and we've had about 7cm on the car park here near the base of Tenjin. Tenjindaira ski resort will publish the data from up top shortly and anything over 15cm will mean a good day on the hill.

The weather here is overcast, safely below zero at the base and the forecast and the sky looks as though we'll be getting light snow today. No wind overnight which is noteworthy.

Potential for some clear weather Saturday morning but generally an overcast and light snow weekend before the next storm cycle begins in earnest Sunday night and runs solidly through Wednesday morning.

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9:45am update

Up on mountain, no visibility due to fog but snow is soft, about 75% reset...

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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 7:33am on Friday 2nd February 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

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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 2nd February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
2nd February 7cm 70cm 5cm
1st February 0cm 0cm 5cm
30th January 30cm 0cm 10cm
29th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
28th January 15cm 15cm 0cm
27th January 40cm 0cm 0cm
26th January 40cm 25cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 133cm 125cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 227cm 355cm 149cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 385cm 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total 389cm 595cm 227cm
February observed snowfall total 7cm 452cm 285cm
March observed snowfall total - 130cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 781cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd February 2018
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]
389cm
[774cm]
7cm
[781cm]
- - -
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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