Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:54am on Wednesday 20th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It is gray top to bottom today
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate at the moment; light at moments and hopefully will get heavily
wind condition
Occasionally very strong winds from teh north; watch for lift closures.
Variable: very good to very poor due to blowing snow
This report
Wednesday 20th January 2016, 8:54am
20cm
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 9:48am 1cm
Monday 18th January 2016, 9:28am 7cm
Sunday 17th January 2016, 9:13am 0cm
Saturday 16th January 2016, 9:36am 0cm
Saturday 16th January 2016, 9:36am 0cm
Friday 15th January 2016, 7:52am 7cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 100cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 148cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 288cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Wednesday 20th January 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

I'm going to get this out early (well, I wanted to be even earlier, but I wanted at least one or two resorts to report in before getting this out).

The morning began with some very bright lightning and echoing thunder—good signs for snow—and, sure enough, some graupel (soft hail) did fall right after that. Not a whole lot of accumulation yet, probably 20cm (hard to tell with drifting). I just finished the snow blowing, and suddenly the screaming wind is back, as is another blast of fairly heavy snow, this time, again, the round pellets of graupel. Hopefully this will turn to some nicer flakes to slide on, which is often the case.

Akakura Kanko has sent out its report for the morning, which says all lifts are running, but with this kind of wind it's very likely that area gondolas and higher lifts may well shut down. The wind is coming in very strong from the north and northwest on the ocean and along the coast. I have a feeling that, if it shifts a little more west so the wind comes not off the plains to the north but directly over Mt. Myoko and the other frontline peaks, we'll see more snow. And it looks likely; the local forecast is saying upwards of 80cm through to tomorrow. Which would be a great thing right now, even if the storm slows things down a bit today.

No change in the reports; it is colder than yesterday (-4°C on the trusty car thermometer this morning), but I doubt snow levels will have changed much; Akakura Kanko did not add any to yesterday's total.

There will be pretty good wind chill if you are on the hill, so cover those noses and ears!

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Akakura Kanko:
-2° / 130cm

Akakura Onsen:
-2° / 130cm

Ikenotaira Onsen:
-4° / 70cm

Myoko Suginohara:
-10° (top)/ 80cm

Seki Onsen:
-5° / 180cm

Myoko Ski Park:
-1° / 95cm

Kyukamura RunRun:
1° / 130cm

Tangram Ski Circus:
-5° / 95cm

Madarao Kogen:
-5° / 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Wednesday 20th January 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

Running normally, it seems, but closures likely

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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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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 20th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
20th January 20cm 30cm 0cm
19th January 1cm 0cm 40cm
18th January 7cm 60cm 35cm
17th January 0cm 30cm 10cm
16th January 0cm 15cm 2cm
16th January 0cm 15cm 2cm
15th January 7cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 135cm 93cm
Previous 14 days total 100cm 280cm 211cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 140cm 561cm 219cm
January observed snowfall total 148cm 525cm 377cm
February observed snowfall total - 317cm 242cm
March observed snowfall total - 155cm 245cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 10cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 288cm 1558cm 1113cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th January 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]
148cm
[288cm]
- - - -
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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