Naeba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 31st January 2017

Naeba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:19am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Varying between blue skies and overcast
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Varying between heavy and light snow
wind condition
Nada
visibility condition
Overcast lens recommended
This report
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 8:19am
18cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 9:19am 0cm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 8:20am 0cm
Saturday 28th January 2017, 8:56am 3cm
Friday 27th January 2017, 16:46pm 0cm
Thursday 26th January 2017, 7:53am 10cm
Wednesday 25th January 2017, 8:50am 65cm
Last 7 reports (total): 96cm
Last 14 reports (total): 219cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 550cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 717cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:19am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
The latest Naeba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Naeba everybody.

Well, yesterday's snow did finally come through and continued all night leaving a fresh 18cm of fresh snow on the ground

Conditions today are powdery with a nice firm piste underneath. It is still currently snowing but it is coming in fits and starts.

Looking on there is plenty more snow predicted this week with the occasional break in the weather.

Frost-nipped!

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A message from SnowJapan

Firstly, we would again like to thank everyone who has sent in messages this season regarding our daily reports and website in general. We read them all and appreciate the feedback. And we hope that if you have already visited Japan this season, you timed it well with conditions at your chosen destination.

It is perhaps inevitable that some people will compare the daily Now reports from different regions of Japan, and in particularly the observed new snowfall data that is posted on the reports. But if you do that please keep in mind that doing so is not really comparing like-for-like… and it’s certainly not ‘the whole picture’.

By comparing the observed snowfall data, essentially you are comparing how much snow is falling at base areas. While we believe that is a very interesting and useful piece of data - and is in fact the only practical first-hand data that could possibly be consistently recorded once a day – it is only one part of the situation.

Other important information, including the snowfall that ski resorts themselves might be reporting at higher elevations, can be found within the text of the report when available.

That is why we highly recommend that if you really want to get a more complete picture of what is going on in each of the areas covered in our reports, you should go through the individual reports including all the archives.

A few other quick points:

Each report is written independently from the other reports, by different people.

The reports are not ‘connected’ in any way.

For one reporter, a temperature of -2C might be described as ‘cold’. For another reporter, on the same day, a temperature of -2C might be described as ‘relatively warm’.

For one reporter, 15cm of snowfall overnight might be described as ‘a lot’. For another reporter, on the same day, 15cm of snowfall might be described as less exciting.

The person posting Niseko Now is reporting from Niseko, and is not making comparisons with any of the other reports, or considering what is happening elsewhere. (Unless clearly stated of course).

The person posting Hakuba Now is reporting from Hakuba, and the same applies.

While each report is coming to you from the respective resort base areas, some ski resorts have much more ‘vertical’ than others. Some will experience much more of a difference in the amount of snow that falls at base/village level than falls at higher elevations.

And one more very important thing.

If the reporters pretended to be overly-excited about conditions even when they are actually sub-par… not only would that be intentionally misleading, but how would you then know when they really were genuinely excited by excellent conditions?

Being able to clearly distinguish between varying situations is one of the real advantages of not feeling any need to talk up or sugar-coat conditions. Remember, we’re not a glossy travel brochure selling you holidays and tours.

What we are trying to do is to provide our readership with honest, interesting and informative reports. And we will continue to do that.

If you didn’t read the previous general messages that we posted on our daily reports, you can find them here.

Thank you!

Archive report: Posted at 8:19am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
The latest Naeba Now report can be found here

Naeba Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts running today are:
-Beginner lift No.4 08:00-17:00
-High-Speed lift No.5 08:30-20:30
-Prince Gondola No.2 08:30-16:00 (last ride up 15:30)
-Takenokodaira Romance Lift 08:45-15:45
-Takenokoyama Romance Lift 09:30-15:00
-High-Speed Lift No.4 09:00-16:30
-High-Speed Lift No.3 08:00-17:00
-Huichi Pair Lift No.1 09:00-16:00
-The Dragondola 09:00-15:30 (last ascending lift 15:00)

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Naeba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Naeba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Naeba Now reports up until Tuesday 31st January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Naeba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Naeba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 31st January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st January 18cm 5cm 10cm
30th January 0cm 8cm -
29th January 0cm 0cm -
28th January 3cm 0cm -
27th January 0cm 0cm -
26th January 10cm 0cm -
25th January 65cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 96cm 28cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 219cm 114cm 10cm
November observed snowfall total 17cm 0cm -
December observed snowfall total 150cm 80cm -
January observed snowfall total 550cm 180cm 10cm
February observed snowfall total - 163cm 230cm
March observed snowfall total - 90cm 116cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 717cm 513cm 356cm
Naeba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Naeba 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 - 17cm
[17cm]
150cm
[167cm]
550cm
[717cm]
- - - -
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
80cm
[80cm]
180cm
[260cm]
163cm
[423cm]
90cm
[513cm]
0cm
[513cm]
-
2014/2015 season - - - 10cm
[10cm]
230cm
[240cm]
116cm
[356cm]
0cm
[356cm]
0cm
[356cm]
2013/2014 season - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - - -
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
219cm
[222cm]
283cm
[505cm]
252cm
[757cm]
37cm
[794cm]
0cm
[794cm]
0cm
[794cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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