Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 17th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:08am on Saturday 17th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy and blowing
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Steady snowfall—moderate for Myoko but coming down steadily
wind condition
Pretty good wind coming in from the north
Often reduced due to blowing snow; drive with care today!
This report
Saturday 17th January 2015, 10:08am
30cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 10:05am 15cm
Thursday 15th January 2015, 9:18am 0cm
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 9:45am 0cm
Tuesday 13th January 2015, 10:13am 5cm
Monday 12th January 2015, 12:47pm 60cm
Sunday 11th January 2015, 17:25pm 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 140cm
Last 14 reports (total): 270cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 320cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 881cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:08am on Saturday 17th January 2015
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Snow!

It's coming down hard again today, although with some pretty good winds and drifting. Looks like about 30cm so far (looking at the post-snowthrowing cuts into the snow), and it's coming down really nicely. Out on the coast, yesterday's southerly wind has switched around to a strong wind from the northwest—typical conditions for good snowfall.

Take a little bit of care in the backcountry, with fresh building up on a bit of crust from the past few days. Not too much of a worry, particularly on north-facing slopes where things stayed pretty soft all the way along, but more so where the sun hit a bit on south-facing slopes. I hope to hear more from people up on the hill today as they dig around (and me, too, hopefully, a dinged knee and lots of snow clearing to do notwithstanding).

Anyway, it's good to see winter really back after a few kind of gloomy, warm, non-descript days, and decreasing snowpack levels (not that that really is a worry in Myoko - what's a few centimeters when there's a base of more than 2.5 meters everywhere?)...

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Akakura Kanko:
330cm, -2°

Akakura Onsen:
248cm, -2°

Ikenotaira Onsen:
270cm, -1°

Myoko Suginohara:
240cm, -6°

Seki Onsen:
450cm, -4°

Myoko Ski Park:
300cm, 0°

Kyukamura RunRun:
330cm, 0°

Tangram Ski Circus:
210cm, -3°

Madarao Kogen:
230m, -3°

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Planned night skiing in the Myoko area:

Akakura Onsen (Kumado): until 10pm every day until 22 March
Tangram Ski Circus: until 8pm on Saturdays until 28 March
Madarao Kogen: until 9pm on Saturdays until 21 March

Archive report: Posted at 10:08am on Saturday 17th January 2015
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 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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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 17th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
17th January 30cm 10cm -
16th January 15cm 2cm 10cm
15th January 0cm 3cm 40cm
14th January 0cm 3cm 10cm
13th January 5cm 40cm 0cm
12th January 60cm 0cm -
11th January 30cm 3cm 73cm
Previous 7 days total 140cm 61cm 165cm
Previous 14 days total 270cm 175cm 303cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 20cm 17cm
December observed snowfall total 561cm 219cm 334cm
January observed snowfall total 320cm 377cm 508cm
February observed snowfall total - 242cm 424cm
March observed snowfall total - 245cm 76cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 11cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 881cm 1113cm 1370cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 17th January 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
561cm
[561cm]
320cm
[881cm]
- - - -
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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