Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 10th April 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:27am on Friday 10th April 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and...
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...light snow
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Limited but likely to improve
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This report
Friday 10th April 2020, 7:27am
2cm
Thursday 9th April 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Wednesday 8th April 2020, 8:33am 0cm
Tuesday 7th April 2020, 9:11am 0cm
Monday 6th April 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Sunday 5th April 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Saturday 4th April 2020, 9:04am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 17cm
Current month (April 2020) total: 2cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 223cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:27am on Friday 10th April 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It's snowing. (Of course it is!)

It shouldn't last for long but there's 2-3cm of snow at resort base areas, more of a dusting in some areas around the village. Clearer skies are due later... and tomorrow.

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Earlier this week, Hakuba Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen both closed for the season within a day of the 'state of emergency' being announced by the Japanese government for Tokyo and six other regions of the country.

I was wondering how the two remaining ski resorts would react, and yesterday we found out. Hakuba 47 made clear of their intention to remain open - at least for the time being. They made various reassurances about offering hand sanitizer, staff wearing masks, keeping windows open, limiting the number of people in each gondola cabin, etc.

So for the moment, Hakuba 47 (almost fully open) and Hakuba Goryu (top area and the narrow Toomi run open) remain in operation.

Over the last few days I have heard many opinions from friends and acquaintances; opinions from people both here in Hakuba and elsewhere.

As Happo-one noted, many visitors to Hakuba come from the very same places that are currently being asked to 'stay at home'.

I have my own opinions on all of this, of course, though as always I would very much prefer to remain out of politics.

Every year I take pride in posting a Hakuba Now report throughout the season... every day of the season, from late November through until early May. At times it feels difficult to keep going, but I always get there in the end.

But I'm afraid I am going to have to depart from that normality this year. Because right now is not normal. Whatever way you look at it.

I am going to continue to document the season for as long as it continues. I plan to post a few weather updates each week. But I am cutting back from the 'daily' thing.

Please accept my apologies, but it just feels like it is the right thing to do.

And on that same kind of note, let's all do what we can to stop this thing.

Take care.

Love Hakuba.


The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 472cm3cm556cm
Hakuba Cortina [CLOSED]--573cm [at closing]
Hakuba Goryu?cm?cm620cm
Hakuba Happo-one [CLOSED]0cm0cm827cm [at closing]

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data


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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba Goryu
- Hakuba Iwatake

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About the data in the above ‘snowfall as reported by ski resorts’ table
* The table within the above report contains data that is published by individual ski resorts
* The data shown is the amount of snowfall that the ski resorts are themselves reporting each 24 hour period on the upper areas of their mountain
* The source ‘new snowfall’ data and ‘total accumulation’ data is not updated at the same time
* The ‘new snowfall’ data is updated in the morning
* The ‘accumulation’ data is apparently updated/refreshed at midnight
* That means that there is a time lag between the two numbers being updated
* We manually check and update the data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report - so the data in each Hakuba Now report table is what is available at that time
* Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We are not responsible for and have no control over the data. We are simply sharing the data with you
* Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan
* A more in-depth introduction and explanation can be found in this report

Archive report: Posted at 7:27am on Friday 10th April 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Hakuba 47 and Hakuba Goryu remain open.
Other ski areas are now closed.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 10th April 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 10th April 2020
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 10th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Friday 10th April 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
10th April 2cm 3cm 0cm
9th April 0cm 2cm 10cm
8th April 0cm 0cm 10cm
7th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 5cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 26cm 20cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 70cm 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total 73cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total 46cm 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total 2cm 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 223cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 10th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
2cm
[223cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
47cm
[399cm]
21cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
[618cm]
1cm
[619cm]
0cm
[619cm]
2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
0cm
[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
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