Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th February 2016

Myoko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:20am on Thursday 11th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Less blue sky than early, but the sun is occasionally popping out.
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snow at the moment
wind condition
Calm
Good low; fog is coming down the hill
This report
Thursday 11th February 2016, 10:20am
0cm
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 8:31am 53cm
Tuesday 9th February 2016, 7:20am 0cm
Monday 8th February 2016, 10:36am 5cm
Sunday 7th February 2016, 10:37am 23cm
Saturday 6th February 2016, 11:46am 0cm
Friday 5th February 2016, 7:27am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 82cm
Last 14 reports (total): 154cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 117cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 524cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Thursday 11th February 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

The view this morning was the reverse of the normal: dark clouds all around a Mt. Myoko encircled by blue skies. It's staying pretty gray now, but it still looks brighter up high - could be that people taking the higher lifts or hiking up from the resorts are enjoying unkai, or the sea of clouds. Usually that means great views all around, with even Mt Fuji looking like it's not that far away.

Yesterday's pretty nice snow tapered off during the day, with a light dusting continuing through the afternoon, but not accounting for any real accumulation. The sun's out again just now, so it could be pretty fun in the resorts.

In the backcountry, I got some good advice from a local mountain man on conditions up high: the snowfall we had was accompanied by some pretty strong winds up high (a lot of blowing could be seen from base level, with tornado-like swirls of snow and wind rising off Mt. Maeyama). That's always cause for concern, with the possibility of the wind loading slopes and possibly forming slabs. There was a lot of windcrust, and things will definitely get more sketchy as the temperatures start going up.

And they will be going up from tomorrow into the weekend, with heavy rain predicted for late Saturday and into Sunday. Then the temperatures plummet back down, with more snow coming next week, which also raises some questions about snow stability, depending on whether ice layers form or not.

We continue to see really weird weather this year! But more snow would always be welcome.

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Akakura Kanko:
-6° / 230cm

Akakura Onsen:
-5° / 200cm

Ikenotaira Onsen:
-5° / 170cm

Myoko Suginohara:
-14° (top)/ 160cm

Seki Onsen:
-5° / 330cm

Myoko Ski Park:
-2° / 195cm

Kyukamura RunRun:
-3° / 220cm

Tangram Ski Circus:
-5° / 165cm

Madarao Kogen:
-7° / 170cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Thursday 11th February 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts running

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Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Myoko Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Thursday 11th February 2016
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Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 11th February 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 11th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
11th February 0cm 5cm 0cm
10th February 53cm 20cm 30cm
9th February 0cm 30cm 20cm
8th February 5cm 0cm 10cm
7th February 23cm 10cm 10cm
6th February 0cm 20cm 10cm
5th February 1cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 82cm 85cm 110cm
Previous 14 days total 154cm 220cm 122cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 140cm 561cm 219cm
January observed snowfall total 267cm 525cm 377cm
February observed snowfall total 117cm 317cm 242cm
March observed snowfall total - 155cm 245cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 10cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 524cm 1558cm 1113cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 11th February 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Myoko 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 - 0cm
[0cm]
140cm
[140cm]
267cm
[407cm]
117cm
[524cm]
- - -
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
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