Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Friday 30th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:11pm on Friday 30th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Wind from the NE at 6m/s at the top of Tenjindaira Ski resort. Light to moderate winds in the valley
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 30th December 2016, 2:11pm
40cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 15:50pm 20cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 11:33am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 10:48am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:52am 2cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 9:01am 20cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 82cm
Last 14 reports (total): 142cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 212cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 212cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:11pm on Friday 30th December 2016
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Plenty of snow right down to the valley here in Minakami with 50cm at the base of Tenjin this morning, and another 15cm accumulated since I cleared snow this morning.

Fresh, light, dry pow too so just in time for the New Year crush. Forecast is for the snow to stop sometime this afternoon but its 2pm as I write and its still coming in strong.

New snowfall:

40cm Tenjin
35cm Hodaigi
30cm Okutone

The forecast over the coming week is for it to alternate between clear and snow showers at Tenjin, hoping this means it snows the whole time. The base was up to 1.3m this morning and will be more by the time the day is out.

Usually the backcountry, for which we are famous, starts to be accessible from 2 - 2.5m.

Tenjin opened this morning at 7am and plans to do so tomorrow, along with the 2nd and 3rd. On Jan 1st they will open at their usual time of 8:30am.

Hodaigi will be looking very healthy after this dump and they have virtually everything open with the base up to 80cm.

Okutone is back open with lifts pumping. They still have a few courses closed but the base is up to 45cm.

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Official snow depths:

130cm Tenjin
80cm Hodaigi
45cm 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

Archive report: Posted at 2:11pm on Friday 30th December 2016
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Lots of fresh snow so more open now

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 30th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
30th December 40cm 6cm 0cm
29th December 20cm 50cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 40cm 10cm
26th December 0cm 10cm 30cm
25th December 2cm - 10cm
24th December 20cm - 0cm
23rd December 0cm - 30cm
Previous 7 days total 82cm 136cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 142cm 154cm 180cm
November observed snowfall total - - 0cm
December observed snowfall total 212cm 154cm 225cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 212cm 744cm 1001cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 30th December 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
- - - - -
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]
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