Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:53am on Wednesday 13th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate wind
OK lower, poor upper slopes
This report
Wednesday 13th February 2013, 9:53am
20cm
Tuesday 12th February 2013, 9:11am 1cm
Monday 11th February 2013, 9:29am 20cm
Sunday 10th February 2013, 9:31am 1cm
Saturday 9th February 2013, 7:51am 1cm
Friday 8th February 2013, 9:36am 1cm
Thursday 7th February 2013, 10:01am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 72cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 72cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 453cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:53am on Wednesday 13th February 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba and it's snowy news I bring this morning. Around 20cm or so of snow at village/base level this morning with resorts around Hakuba and Otari reportiung up to 30cm on the slopes. Hearing reports of up to 40cm.

Conditions on slopes should be excellent this morning. It's actually a relatively mild morning here with the temperature around 0 degrees at base at the moment. Usagidaira at 1400m is reporting a temperature of -7 degrees and a NW wind of about 3.5m/s.

The wind has been affecting lifts early on. Seems some lifts on 47 affected. Over at Cortina the Number 4 and 5 lifts are closed today due to avalanche danger along with some of the popular courses over there.

Snow is still falling on the mountain though lower down in the village there's even a few small areas of blue sky from time to time, though still mostly cloud cover. The forecast is for snow for most of the day in the region, followed by likely clearer conditions tomorrow morning.

[I want to believe the '250cm' of new snow reported by Hakuba Goryu on upper slopes this morning, but I reckon it's more like 25cm. Having said that, 250cm of snow overnight is a scary prospect, if not somewhat exciting. Can you just imagine that. We have been known to post typos from time to time - I remember once Hakuba 47 was on 4700cm snow depth once a few years back acccoring to our report. We fixed that up of course as soon as about 20 people mailed us to let us know!]

Back to serious hat...

So lots of new snow and enough great conditions on the courses of the resorts to enjoy. With heightened avalanche riskes out of bounds it is highly recommended that people stay within the boundaries. Going outside is just asking for trouble. Nobody wants to hear about people being buried or injured on the slopes... Have fun but take care.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 13th February 2013 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
20cm on lower and 25cm on upper slopes reported by Hakuba Goryu.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 295cm;
Toomi - 155cm;
Iimori - 130cm

Hakuba 47:
30cm of new snowfall reported by Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 258cm
Lower - 215cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 280cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 140cm
Sakka - 140cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 340cm
Lower slopes - 150cm

Hakuba Cortina:
20-30cm of new snow reported by Hakuba Cortina since yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 395cm
Lower slopes - 245cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 175cm
Lower slopes - 75cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
150cm

Hakuba Minekata:
120cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:53am on Wednesday 13th February 2013
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