Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:49am on Saturday 2nd February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
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Light rain at times
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Slight wind
Variable, generally decent
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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
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 71cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 0cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 381cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:49am on Saturday 2nd February 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

It has been wet this morning. The rain has eased off right at this moment where I am (*updated as I write the report - it's raining again) but rain is on the forecast for the day so I don't think we are out of the woods so far, so to speak. If anything does fall though, it will be rain. At least for the moment, as it is a very warm morning - about +7 degrees in the village with a light south westerly breeze. Usagidaira part of Happo-one is reporting a temperature of +7 degrees even up there with a southerly wind. A warm one for sure.

Lots of cloud around, but some patches of blue visible as well. A real mix up this morning as the weather decides what to do from here and different conditions depending on where you are in the valley.

I'm inclined to go with the forecast that says it should get colder later today and bring with it some snow overnight. Tomorrow should be colder but another milder day on Monday before we get back to a more regular run of colder temps after that.

In resort news, Happo-one are opening their 'Happo Banks' park today. At 10am in fact. To quote the resort, Happo Banks is 'a totally new & scaled up concept snow park', park design by Hayato 'Bubbles' Maruyama. Sounds exciting. I wonder why he's called Bubbles. If such things interest you, Happo Banks can be found by the Kita-One Number 3 pair lift. Let's Park!

On a more serious note, rain on the snow is making conditions fast today. The rain has put load on all the slopes, increasingly the likelihood of avalanche. Any new snow that is due later on today and into tomorrow will be unstable on top of that layer. Dangerous avalanche conditions and travel in backcountry and of-piste is very much not recommended at this time.

Take care out there and have fun.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Saturday 2nd February 2013:

Hakuba Goryu:
No snow reported up top from Hakuba Goryu this morning.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 300cm;
Toomi - 150cm;
Iimori - 120cm

Hakuba 47:
No new snowfall reported by Hakuba 47 this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 220cm
Lower - 170cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 240cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 110cm
Sakka - 110cm

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 - 185cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 165cm
Lower slopes - 80cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
145cm

Hakuba Minekata:
110cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:49am on Saturday 2nd February 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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