Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st May 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Sunday 1st May 2016
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This report
Sunday 1st May 2016, 8:39am
0cm
Friday 29th April 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Thursday 28th April 2016, 10:11am 0cm
Tuesday 26th April 2016, 9:02am 0cm
Friday 22nd April 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Thursday 21st April 2016, 7:35am 0cm
Monday 18th April 2016, 10:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 8cm
Current month (May 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 568cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Sunday 1st May 2016
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

1st May 2016...

Today is the last day of the 2015-2016 season (with just one short run remaining open at Kumanoyu today).

Looking back over my archived Shiga Kogen Now reports here on SnowJapan, let's take a look at the closing dates for all resorts in Shiga Kogen over recent years:

14/15 season: 17th May
13/14 season: 25th May
12/13 season: 26th May
11/12 season: 27th May
10/11 season: 29th May
09/10 season: 30th May

So as you can see, this season has ended considerably earlier than usual. And it's actually interesting - and slightly worrying - to see that the last day of the season has also been getting progressively 'earlier' each season in recent years. The timing of the days+dates may well have something to do with that, but still...

For the season that has just finished, it's no real surprise with the weather and snowfall that we experienced this time round.

Resorts themselves are using phrases such as 例年に無い積雪不足 (snow shortages not experienced in previous seasons).

I was reading through the season end reports on Nozawa Now and Madarao Now, and it's a fairly similar story here.

This season the consistency that we are used to just wasn't there for the most part and there were more than a few times when we had to go back to discussing the 'odd weather' in these reports. Please be sure to look back over the season reports to get a clear picture of how it all happened. And as the other reports have mentioned, make sure to read the reports from previous seasons as well.

Still, it may not have been anything like a classic season but I enjoyed some very fine days out there on the snow, as did many people who I met visiting from overseas.

But here's to a return to more consistency and huge amounts of regular snowfall in 16/17!

Shiga Kogen is of course a fine place to visit throughout the year - especially the ability to escape the heat and humidity of the valleys and cities - and now that the snow is not blocking the roads you can approach the region from Gunma as well as from the Nagano side.

I hope you have a good few months, thanks for reading and I'll see you back here on Shiga Kogen Now before winter arrives.

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6 day snow and weather forecasts:

Ichinose Family 6-day snow and weather forecast
Okushiga Kogen 6-day snow and weather forecast
Yokoteyama 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Sunday 1st May 2016
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

1st May 2016 is the last day of the season in Shiga Kogen

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st May 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Sunday 1st May 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st May 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 1st May 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm - -
28th April 0cm - 0cm
26th April 0cm - -
22nd April 0cm - -
21st April 0cm - 0cm
18th April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 12cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 8cm 12cm 2cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 10cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 105cm 257cm 145cm
January observed snowfall total 204cm 144cm 188cm
February observed snowfall total 147cm 214cm 208cm
March observed snowfall total 97cm 119cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total 8cm 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 568cm 756cm 655cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st May 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen 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 - 7cm
[7cm]
105cm
[112cm]
204cm
[316cm]
147cm
[463cm]
97cm
[560cm]
8cm
[568cm]
0cm
[568cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
257cm
[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
214cm
[625cm]
119cm
[744cm]
12cm
[756cm]
0cm
[756cm]
2013/2014 season - 1cm
[1cm]
145cm
[146cm]
188cm
[334cm]
208cm
[542cm]
113cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
2012/2013 season 1cm
[1cm]
2cm
[3cm]
126cm
[129cm]
193cm
[322cm]
158cm
[480cm]
60cm
[540cm]
10cm
[550cm]
0cm
[550cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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