Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 31st December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:44am on Thursday 31st December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Really sunny, nice (and a little bit scary—need snow!)
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation now, although possible later
wind condition
Just the lightest breeze at base level
Excellent
This report
Thursday 31st December 2015, 9:44am
0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 9:56am 5cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 8:22am 30cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 10:50am 20cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 7:56am 20cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:35am 25cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 7:39am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 100cm
Last 14 reports (total): 130cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 140cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:44am on Thursday 31st December 2015
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Another really sunny day to end up 2015. Yes, we enjoy a sunny day. In Spring. Right now we need that pounding, day-in day-out snow that Myoko can produce.

It's interesting that the snow is heavier here on the Onsen/Akakan/Seki side, and a lot lower at neighboring Ikenotaira and Suginohara. I did a quick inspection over at Ikenotaira, and it's definitely true (but the skiing was good, too, just a bit more grass and rocks that I'd like).

The forecast says we should get a little more snow today, and we need it. As I mentioned yesterday, it's going to get windy and warm over the coming days and especially on the 2nd. It's looking a little better than a few days ago—when reports had the freezing line moving up to 2000 meters and 80km/hr winds at night high up! But in a lot of ways we haven't really settled into the winter yet.

After yesterday's check, there's one more advisory to be made: wait to go backcountry. Your writer enjoyed crashing through vines and jumping over small trees at a tremendously slow speed, but I doubt anyone else would. It's literally unskiable in many places, almost impossible to get turns in and very likely to misdirect you to the wrong place. And the snow hasn't settled, so trees pop up and holes suddenly emerge. Work on your technique on the slopes, keep looking longingly at the peaks, and the right time will come.

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Akakura Kanko:
All lifts running
-3° / 190cm

Akakura Onsen:
All runs open
-4° / 85cm

Ikenotaira Onsen:
Quad lift, Shirakaba Capsule, Karamatsu Pair, Alpen Blick Nos. 1 and 2
-5° / 60cm

Myoko Suginohara:
Main lifts running
-8° / 50cm

Seki Onsen:
Open
-5° / 120cm

Myoko Ski Park:
Open
-1° / 85cm

Kyukamura RunRun:
Open
1° / 100cm

Tangram Ski Circus:
Partially open
-4° / 75cm

Madarao Kogen:
Main lifts open
-4° / 70cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:44am on Thursday 31st December 2015
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All main lifts running

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*as of Thursday 31st December 2015
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Season
2013/2014
Season
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30th December 5cm 5cm 0cm
29th December 30cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 20cm 0cm 30cm
27th December 20cm 10cm 10cm
26th December 25cm 50cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 40cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 100cm 125cm 55cm
Previous 14 days total 130cm 290cm 135cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 140cm 561cm 219cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 140cm 1558cm 1113cm
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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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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
140cm
[140cm]
- - - - -
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]
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