Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 14th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:29am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly sunny; clouds around teh peaks and to the NE
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
That continuous light snow has ceased
wind condition
Very light breezes
visibility condition
Very good; localized clouds/fog
This report
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 10:29am
7cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 11:23am 17cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 10:57am 47cm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 7:46am 31cm
Friday 10th February 2017, 9:54am 27cm
Thursday 9th February 2017, 10:19am 0cm
Wednesday 8th February 2017, 17:57pm 44cm
Last 7 reports (total): 173cm
Last 14 reports (total): 276cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 233cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1219cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:29am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

It's a beautiful day out there in Myoko today. Opposite to the usual, it's sunny in the Myoko area, with clouds and what appears to be snowfall to the east and north of here. The kind of day that makes lots of people want to get out and enjoy the powder....

Which brings me to what might be a long posting. The Myoko search and rescue team had to go out again very late in the afternoon - into night, actually. A snowboarder going off the back of the area ended up in the wrong place. Very wrong, like near a river, and unable to climb back up. No gear. Alone. Clothing for a resort, not survival overnight. Luckily, she was found, brought out, uninjured, with all her fingers intact. It so easily could not have been the case.

We have been so concerned in seeing average people - instructors with students, all kinds of people - out in places where, let me put this bluntly, THEY SHOULD NOT BE. When you ski off a groomed run, you are in the backcountry. The same dangers people face high up in the hills are right there just off the runs. The problem is, the typical side/slackcountry skier doesn't have beacon, probe and shovel; doesn't have a map; doesn't have spare gear and clothing good enough to keep them warm overnight; doesn't have water; doesn't have any particular plan. And that puts rescuers into danger as well.

Again, I'll be blunt; our friends from Australia don't think about avalanches or sluffs or cracks or snow you can drown in because these things don't exist down under. These are everyday things here. They're not alone in being out there unprepared, but they are the majority. If I hear one more person say, "I know this slope. It's safe," in almost the same area where a guy was killed by a soft snow avalanche two years ago, I might have to give up my Zen-like, hermit existence as the old man on the hill and engage in some creative head bashing.

Ski people tend to be affluent, educated, not stupid. Powder too often brings out their ignorance, though. I'm sure the person yesterday is a very nice person, just out for fun, and I don't blame her for that. You read SnowJapan; you care about the quality of the snow and the places to ski. You think about your sliding. Help get out the word that it's great to go out there, and that while there are still risks, you must have the basic preparations in place first: gear, knowledge, experience, partners and a plan.

I think that's a big enough rant for this season.... Be safe, please!

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Akakura Kanko:
370cm, -7°

Akakura Onsen:
360cm, -5°

Ikenotaira Onsen:
290cm, -5°

Myoko Suginohara:
280cm, -10°

Seki Onsen:
500cm, -7°

Myoko Ski Park:
340cm, -3°

Kyukamura RunRun:
320cm, -5°

Tangram Ski Circus:
270cm, -5° (no new report today)

Madarao Kogen:
320cm, -5°









Archive report: Posted at 10:29am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Tuesday 14th February 2017
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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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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 14th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
14th February 7cm 0cm 20cm
13th February 17cm 0cm 5cm
12th February 47cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 31cm 0cm 5cm
10th February 27cm 53cm 20cm
9th February 0cm 0cm 30cm
8th February 44cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 173cm 58cm 80cm
Previous 14 days total 276cm 117cm 210cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 345cm 140cm 561cm
January observed snowfall total 629cm 267cm 525cm
February observed snowfall total 233cm 326cm 317cm
March observed snowfall total - 144cm 155cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1219cm 878cm 1558cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 14th February 2017
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 - 12cm
[12cm]
345cm
[357cm]
629cm
[986cm]
233cm
[1219cm]
- - -
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
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