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Myoko Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Myoko (Niigata), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 10:06am on Wednesday 18th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sparkly
Max temp:
-4°C

Min temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
The snow has stopped
wind condition
Light west wind
visibility condition
Clear above; visibility unlimited
This report
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10:06am
8cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 8:48am 33cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 11:04am 38cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 10:39am 91cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:41am 60cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 10:11am 44cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 10:08am 13cm
Last 7 reports (total): 287cm
Last 14 reports (total): 380cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 395cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 752cm

Just a little more snow yesterday to end this storm cycle, and an amazing storm it was!

Today it is sunny and beautiful and the mountains are whiter than we've seen in two years. It is a perfect snow day, with a deep base and blue skies. I'm getting a bit giddy... or is it because I, like a lot of my neighbors, still aren't done clearing snow. And more is on the way.

A note on the backcountry (and I wish I could have gotten this out earlier): one of the most respected, veteran skiers around here gave me a call last night about conditions on the hill.

A lot of wind compacted snow, plus the light stuff we got on top, was resulting in a lot of slides coming down all over, he said. Perhaps on an open slope these wouldn't be too severe (but still enough to injury), but the Myoko backcountry is valleys and ridges and places where one could easily get buried. The sun and warmth (although the air is cold) could help to settle the snow, but there definitely is risk out there.

As we wrote before, too many people think being close to the slopes means safety. In fact, any time you ski off the slopes and into the trees, you're in nature, with all the risks (and fun, too). If you don't have the gear and a friend and experience and a plan, today might be a good day to think twice about what you're doing!

Don't go out there like that.

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Akakura Kanko:
320cm, -5°

Akakura Onsen:
300cm, -5°

Ikenotaira Onsen:
210cm, -6°

Myoko Suginohara:
280cm, -10°

Seki Onsen:
320cm, -5°

Myoko Ski Park:
280cm, -3°

Kyukamura RunRun:
340cm, -1°

Tangram Ski Circus:
270cm, -8°

Madarao Kogen:
270cm, -4°


Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts going

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Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Reports on Tuesday 18th
Some of the Now reports may be delayed on Tuesday 18th January due to some technical issues being seen to. Apologies in advance.
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Official snow depth and weekly forecasts
(updated Wednesday 18th January 2017)
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Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:42am
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Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:22am
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Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:10am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:10am
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Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:09am
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Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:00am
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Wednesday 18th January 2017, 7:50am
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Myoko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Wednesday 18th January 2017
(View more analysis here)
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 18th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th January 8cm 7cm 60cm
17th January 33cm 0cm 30cm
16th January 38cm 0cm 15cm
15th January 91cm 7cm 0cm
14th January 60cm 5cm 0cm
13th January 44cm 0cm 5cm
12th January 13cm 10cm 60cm
Previous 7 days total 287cm 19cm 170cm
Previous 14 days total 380cm 97cm 250cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 345cm 140cm 561cm
January observed snowfall total 395cm 267cm 525cm
February observed snowfall total - 326cm 317cm
March observed snowfall total - 144cm 155cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 752cm 878cm 1558cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Myoko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 12cm
[12cm]
345cm
[357cm]
395cm
[752cm]
- - - -
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
140cm
[140cm]
267cm
[407cm]
326cm
[733cm]
144cm
[877cm]
1cm
[878cm]
0cm
[878cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
561cm
[561cm]
525cm
[1086cm]
317cm
[1403cm]
155cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
2013/2014 season - 20cm
[20cm]
219cm
[239cm]
377cm
[616cm]
242cm
[858cm]
245cm
[1103cm]
10cm
[1113cm]
0cm
[1113cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
17cm
[17cm]
334cm
[351cm]
508cm
[859cm]
424cm
[1283cm]
76cm
[1359cm]
11cm
[1370cm]
0cm
[1370cm]
  October November December January February March April May
Myoko Now reports before Wednesday 18th January 2017
Myoko Now reports from the same period last season
Myoko Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Myoko Now by clicking on the month