Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:33pm on Friday 1st February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Bluebird > thin clouds forming
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight wind
Very good
This report
Friday 1st February 2013, 2:33pm
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Thursday 31st January 2013, 9:01am 0cm
Wednesday 30th January 2013, 9:37am 0cm
Tuesday 29th January 2013, 15:13pm 0cm
Monday 28th January 2013, 9:47am 0cm
Sunday 27th January 2013, 9:53am 15cm
Saturday 26th January 2013, 9:28am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 71cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 0cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 381cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:33pm on Friday 1st February 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

1st February 2013. I can hardly believe it is already February. The time seems to go so fast in winter and while resort skiing and boarding goes on until May in Hakuba, the thought of being in peak season is just mad.

We might be in 'peak season' now, but the current snow conditions aren't quite up there living up to that name. For the moment anyway without the fresh these last few days.

A beautiful day yesterday and a beautiful day today as well. No new snowfall to report from around the resorts.

This morning we had clear blue skies once again. Since late morning thin clouds have been forming, taking away most of the blue contrast giving us a more overcast feel to the afternoon. The sun is still shining through this new layer.

Right now it is approaching +9C at village level. Warm! It's closing in on +5C even up at Usagidaira on Happo-one, so it's feeling warm out on the mountain today as well.

Tomorrow... well, tomorrow is it going to rain. It's going to be as warm as today but there seems almost no chance of us avoiding the rain I'm afraid to say. It might even start as late as this evening. We're hoping it might get to be snow higher up, especially as we approach tomorrow evening, but it's going to be 'girigiri' borderline at best.

Sunday would seem to be the pick of the weekend though for those visiting.

It is recommended that people stay out of the backcountry at the moment especially with the probable rain and snow at elevation adding load to the already somewhat unstable snowpack.

Avalanche Hazard Rating:
Alpine: High
Tree Line: Considerable (trending to High)
Below Tree Line: Considerable (trending to High)

Have a good, safe weekend.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 1st February 2013:

Hakuba Goryu:
No snow reported up top from Hakuba Goryu this morning.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 315cm;
Toomi - 165cm;
Iimori - 130cm

Hakuba 47:
No new snowfall reported by Hakuba 47 this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 228cm
Lower - 187cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 240cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 120cm
Sakka - 120cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 290cm
Lower slopes - 140cm

Hakuba Cortina:
No new snow reported by Hakuba Cortina since yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 315cm
Lower slopes - 190cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 175cm
Lower slopes - 90cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
150cm

Hakuba Minekata:
120cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:33pm on Friday 1st February 2013
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