Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 3rd January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:33pm on Thursday 3rd January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Light/moderate from north
Fair to poor; almsot whiteout on roads (or, everything is white)
This report
Thursday 3rd January 2013, 1:33pm
50cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2013, 9:07am 8cm
Tuesday 1st January 2013, 12:04pm 0cm
Monday 31st December 2012, 8:33am 10cm
Sunday 30th December 2012, 10:16am 0cm
Saturday 29th December 2012, 11:44am 5cm
Friday 28th December 2012, 7:20am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 225cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 58cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 409cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:33pm on Thursday 3rd January 2013
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

There are days when you wil say, our correspondent is an irresponsible, lazy lout for not getting a report up in a timely fashion.And there are days when you will say, well, yeah, of course, I completely understand.

This day is one of the latter. The big snow has hit. My snowblower's electrical system decided to be fritzy, so late start to clearing about 50cm of fresh. Had to take some people over to Seki Onsen (have to give it a few laps, right?). Snorkel depth powder; repeated overhead shots (and I'm a tall guy). Even my van got face shots on the way up--the wipers got overloaded by one big blast on the way doen!

It really feels Myoko-y today. I measured 47cm at 7am, and it's only falling more heavily now. Very tricky on the roads; lots of cars getting stuck, so be sure to have 4WD and chains if not snow tires. Even then it's tough in places.

Tough, but the reward is so good. Oh, yeah, I had to take more than just one lap of course..... Forgiven?

Operations and official snow depths

Akakura Kanko (Akakan)
180cm, -4C

Akakura Onsen
185cm, -5C

Ikenotaira
120cm, -4C

Suginohara
150cm, -10C

Seki Onsen
240cm, -4C

Kyukamura
220cm, -5C

Myoko Ski Park
185cm, -3C

Tangram
120cm, -3C

Madarao
130cm, -7C

Archive report: Posted at 1:33pm on Thursday 3rd January 2013
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Thursday 3rd January 2013
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Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2012/2013
*as of Thursday 3rd January 2013
2011/2012
Season
2010/2011
Season
3rd January 50cm - -
2nd January 8cm - -
1st January 0cm - -
31st December 10cm - -
30th December 0cm - -
29th December 5cm - -
28th December 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 73cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 225cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 17cm - -
December observed snowfall total 334cm - -
January observed snowfall total 58cm - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 409cm 0cm 0cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd January 2013
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Myoko 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 - - - - - - - -
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2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
17cm
[17cm]
334cm
[351cm]
58cm
[409cm]
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[409cm]
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[409cm]
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[409cm]
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