Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 2nd January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 4:53pm on Thursday 2nd January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow, occasionally heavy
wind condition
Light to moderate from north
Reduced due to snow; foggy up high
This report
Thursday 2nd January 2014, 4:53pm
45cm
Wednesday 1st January 2014, 10:02am 0cm
Tuesday 31st December 2013, 10:50am 0cm
Monday 30th December 2013, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 29th December 2013, 13:30pm 10cm
Saturday 28th December 2013, 9:42am 30cm
Friday 27th December 2013, 11:02am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 95cm
Last 14 reports (total): 180cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 45cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 284cm

Archive report: Posted at 4:53pm on Thursday 2nd January 2014
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Some great snow to get the new year really going; Akakan says 55cm and I'm not disagreeing. Puts things back into the holiday mood. The courses were a bit bumpy, though, because the snow is still pretty young—it has a lot of moisture in it. Typical Myoko powder, full-bodied and rich.

I have to apologize for writing late, but it was for a very good reason. A snowboarder going sidecountry decided to keep on going and keep on going until he ended at the bottom of a massive valley, down a slope so steep it could almost be called a cliff. A few members from the local search and rescue (including your writer) went out last night to try and find his location; then we went up early in the morning to try again, and were there the whole day. It doesn't look good.

So a big request, reminder, educational tidbit: if think you're a hot powder rider and you head off without knowing where you are going (ski area maps are not acceptable), with clothes for the piste (like cotton) and not something that could keep you alive overnight, and without telling anyone, you are not smart and you could kill yourself. There's a lot of stuff that you should also carry if you're going to sidecountry - an avalanche set of transceiver, shovel and probe would be a good place to start - but we'll leave that to you, as I am getting long-winded.

We do care about you, people, and when a search and rescue for someone who made a huge mistake doing the same fun we like, and doesn't end well, it makes you feel terrible.

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Official info:

Akakura Kanko:
190cm

Akakura Onsen:
90cm

Ikenotaira:
90cm

Myoko Suginohara:
180cm

Seki Onsen:
160cm

Myoko Ski Park:
140cm

Myoko Kyukamura Runrun
150cm

Madarao
130cm

Tangram Ski Circus
120cm

Archive report: Posted at 4:53pm on Thursday 2nd January 2014
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 2nd January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
2nd January 45cm 8cm -
1st January 0cm 0cm -
31st December 0cm 10cm -
30th December 0cm 0cm -
29th December 10cm 5cm -
28th December 30cm 0cm -
27th December 10cm 20cm -
Previous 7 days total 95cm 43cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 180cm 175cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 17cm -
December observed snowfall total 219cm 334cm -
January observed snowfall total 45cm 508cm -
February observed snowfall total - 424cm -
March observed snowfall total - 76cm -
April observed snowfall total - 11cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 284cm 1370cm 0cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Myoko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 20cm
[20cm]
219cm
[239cm]
45cm
[284cm]
- - - -
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
17cm
[17cm]
334cm
[351cm]
508cm
[859cm]
424cm
[1283cm]
76cm
[1359cm]
11cm
[1370cm]
0cm
[1370cm]
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