Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th February 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:37am on Wednesday 20th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Dramatic clouds, some blue sky up high
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light to moderate westerly
visibility condition
Varied depending on where you at!
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Wednesday 20th February 2019, 8:37am
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Tuesday 19th February 2019, 8:37am 0cm
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Sunday 17th February 2019, 9:02am 1cm
Saturday 16th February 2019, 8:15am 1cm
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Thursday 14th February 2019, 8:33am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 25cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 33cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 352cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Wednesday 20th February 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

There has been some dramatic early morning images on the webcams this morning with a lot of low cloud around but some blue sky as well especially higher up. Cloud is forecast for the day, but it feels like it might clear up rather than remain cloudy.

We endured some rain yesterday at base though there was some sleet like snow falling at higher elevations. Nothing to get too excited about even though that's better than rain. Hopefully we shall get some more proper snow overnight tonight, though I wouldn't expect much. Would be happy to be surprised.

There's some wind as well this morning which seems to be affecting some lifts at Happo-one at the start of the day including the Gondola and top lifts.

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Ski resort information on Wednesday 20th February 2019:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
All ski resorts in the area are currently open. Any further resort specific notes made below.

Hakuba Happo-one

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 265cm
- Usagidaira: 170cm
- Nakiyama: 100cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Toomi: 145cm
- Iimori: 100cm

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Base: 120cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 285cm
- Han-no-ki: 280cm
- Maruyama: 140cm
- Shirakaba: 240cm
- Champion: 140cm
- Oya-no-hara: 150cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 140cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 290cm
- Base: 170cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 200cm
- Village Side: 120cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 250cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 225cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 190cm
- Base: 120cm

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Night time skiing (nighta) at resorts in the region - weather & conditions permitting
The below 'nighta' information will not be updated every day - please check with resorts if you plan to go!

Hakuba Happo-one
Daily from 5:00pm until 9:00pm in the Nakiyama base area (Nakiyama Number 2 pair lift)
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6:00pm until 9:30pm in the Toomi area until 31st March
The Sky Four quad operates daily; the Number 2 pair mostly on Saturdays and holidays
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (until 9:00pm on Saturdays and certain holidays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on 9th, 10th, 16th February; 2nd March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Wednesday 20th February 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts should be open - some lifts at Happo-one affected by wind at the start of the day

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 20th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
20th February 0cm 0cm 19cm
19th February 0cm 0cm 4cm
18th February 0cm 15cm 3cm
17th February 1cm 1cm 0cm
16th February 1cm 3cm 0cm
15th February 0cm 4cm 0cm
14th February 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 23cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 25cm 62cm 101cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 207cm 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total 33cm 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 352cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th February 2019
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 - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
- - -
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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