Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 20th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:58am on Tuesday 20th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, with some brightening up at moments
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Moderate wind, with some gusting at the base of Akakan
Fair, with some areas affected by blowing snow
This report
Tuesday 20th January 2015, 11:58am
30cm
Monday 19th January 2015, 8:04am 0cm
Sunday 18th January 2015, 7:46am 60cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 135cm
Last 14 reports (total): 280cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 410cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 971cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:58am on Tuesday 20th January 2015
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Good morning (just)!

A late start today, without a snowthrower and armed with only a shovel to dig out the 30cm or so that came in from last night. How did people live in this part of the world before the coming of hydraulics and turbocharged diesel engines?

Nice snowfall overnight; a little heavy, and some wind along with the snow. It's still coming down midday, with some winds perking up from time to time and building cornices on the snow walls. Should be some good, soft snow skiing today.

The winds coming in off the coast are coming down a bit, and the atmospheric pressure is rising—and the forecast is for the possibility of brighter conditions tomorrow, warmer temperatures, and then more snow from late Thursday (rain is a possibility, but we won't mention that just yet).

Today, too, the wind says be extra careful when traveling off the courses.

It was on the news last night, but it bears repeating: if you're off the course in the trees, you might as well be five kilometers back in the mountains - you're not safer just because you're close to the resort. If you don't have the right gear (beacon, shovel, probe, water, food, some extra clothes, etc.), you really shouldn't be out there. "Your own responsibility" is only good until you're in trouble, as a wise local man said to me once—once you're hurt or lost or stuck out there, you'll be responsible in the end, but you'll be dependent on others in the meantime.

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Akakura Kanko:
380cm, -6°

Akakura Onsen:
314cm, -2°

Ikenotaira Onsen:
290cm, -3°

Myoko Suginohara:
270cm, -12° (top)

Seki Onsen:
450cm, -3°

Myoko Ski Park:
355cm, -1°

Kyukamura RunRun:
420cm, 0°

Tangram Ski Circus:
230cm, -3°

Madarao Kogen:
280m, -5°

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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 11:58am on Tuesday 20th 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 Myoko Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Tuesday 20th January 2015
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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 Tuesday 20th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
20th January 30cm 0cm 20cm
19th January 0cm 40cm 20cm
18th January 60cm 35cm 50cm
17th January 30cm 10cm -
16th January 15cm 2cm 10cm
15th January 0cm 3cm 40cm
14th January 0cm 3cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 135cm 93cm 150cm
Previous 14 days total 280cm 211cm 305cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 20cm 17cm
December observed snowfall total 561cm 219cm 334cm
January observed snowfall total 410cm 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 971cm 1113cm 1370cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 20th 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]
410cm
[971cm]
- - - -
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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