Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 16th January 2007

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 16th January 2007
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This morning at 0700 hrs. there were just a scattering of clouds in the sky. But as I write this (0830 hrs.) the sky is overcast. The good news is that with this cloud is the promise of snow flurries for the next several days. That bit of daily fluffer combined with the lift companies' continual efforts at making snow ahould keep the quality of the on piste skiing high. Yesterday's slightly cooler daytime temperature combined with the cold night seems to be recrystallizing the surface crust to some extent.

The Hira Kawa Snow Study Plot (830m a.s.l.) the 0700 hr. reading is:
Sky: Overcast
Temperature: Present: -6.9 C
Maximum: 1 C
Minimum: -8 C
Wind: calm
Precipitation: nil
Barometer and trend: 925 hPa and steady
Height of new snow in 24 hours (HN24): nil
Total depth of snowpack (HS): 67 cm
Foot penetration: 21 cm
Surface: surface hoar, size 3 mm
Crust: weak, and shade effected
Above Tree Line: Moderate (see below)

At Tree Line: Moderate

Below Tree Line: Moderate

Travel Advisory:
As noted yesterday:
the snowpack continues to settle in the lower elevations (HS 69 yesterday to HS 67 today) with a similiar situation at tree line. Yesterday's relatively good visibility for the first time in several days allowed observation of a large fracture line on a south-east exposure of Shirouma Dake just below ridge line (size 3 avalanche). Snowpack investigations at 1,900 m a.s.l. showed that the consistent light precipitation and moderate winds have created a 20 cm layer that is bonding poorly to a faceting melt-freeze layer. Large, tensioned alpine features in aggressive terrain with the recent loading should be treated with suspicion.

Yesterday's cooler daytime tempeeratures and the cold, clearish nights are promoting a recrystallization in the surface snow. Also surface hoar crystals to size 5 mm have been observed to at least 1,850 m a.s.l.

If you do travel outside of the controlled area, be aware of the potential for "remote triggering" of avalanches. The hazard is "Moderate" above tree line. But selected terrain featrures could provide unexpected results.

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 16th January 2007
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