Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 7th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:22am on Saturday 7th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
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This report
Saturday 7th December 2019, 11:22am
12cm
Wednesday 4th December 2019, 9:09am 0cm
Saturday 30th November 2019, 8:55am 4cm
Thursday 28th November 2019, 15:22pm 5cm
Friday 22nd November 2019, 10:20am 0cm
Thursday 21st November 2019, 10:16am 2cm
Wednesday 20th November 2019, 9:15am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 12cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 27cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:22am on Saturday 7th December 2019
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Madarao.

So, it's Saturday and we are now officially less than one week away from the planned opening date of Madarao; and a week further away from the planned opening date of the connecting Tangram.

Since my last report a few days ago we have had some more snowfall in the region yesterday, recorded in this report. The last update from the resort itself yesterday morning was reporting 5cm of snow depth on the mountain and the third image below is from yesterday. I'd say there's surely a bit more than that - there was on the top of my car - but it's not what anyone could call deep yet. (I would hope not anyway!)

No further fresh overnight last night.

I'd love to be able to report some heavy snow forecast before next weekend, but currently it is looking somewhat unlikely. Perhaps we might get a bit tonight but from Monday we are forecast a spell of clearer skies with lots of sunshine, and temperatures getting on the milder side once again. Is that snow I see on the forecast for late week...?

Other ski resorts in the region that were planning on opening on the 23rd November have been delayed - nearby Nozawa Onsen isn't open yet, but there is some ski lifts moving at Shiga Kogen and also at Ryuoo Ski Park. A few ski resorts are also open in Hakuba.

It's not the most exciting start to the season, but it is still very (very) early of course and things can and often do change very quickly with a decent dumpage of fresh snow. No need to worry.

I will post another report in the coming week with a further update.

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Photo images below:

- Madarao Kogen Information Center
- Tangram Ski Circus
- Image from yesterday

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Forecast:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Madarao

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Planned opening dates:

Madarao - Saturday 14th December 2019
Tangram Ski Circus - Saturday 21st December 2019

Archive report: Posted at 11:22am on Saturday 7th December 2019
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

Madarao hopes to be able to open next Saturday, 14th December 2019

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Madarao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Madarao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 7th December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Madarao Now reports up until Saturday 7th December 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Madarao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 7th December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Madarao 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 Saturday 7th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
7th December 12cm 0cm -
4th December 0cm - -
30th November 4cm - -
28th November 5cm - -
22nd November 0cm - -
21st November 2cm - 23cm
20th November 4cm - -
Previous 7 days total 27cm 3cm 77cm
Previous 14 days total 32cm 3cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 15cm 3cm 60cm
December observed snowfall total 12cm 249cm 280cm
January observed snowfall total - 395cm 276cm
February observed snowfall total - 193cm 149cm
March observed snowfall total - 79cm 18cm
April observed snowfall total - - 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 27cm 919cm 783cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 7th December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Madarao 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 - 15cm
[15cm]
12cm
[27cm]
- - - - -
2018/2019 season - 3cm
[3cm]
249cm
[252cm]
395cm
[647cm]
193cm
[840cm]
79cm
[919cm]
- -
2017/2018 season - 60cm
[60cm]
280cm
[340cm]
276cm
[616cm]
149cm
[765cm]
18cm
[783cm]
0cm
[783cm]
-
2016/2017 season - 9cm
[9cm]
211cm
[220cm]
408cm
[628cm]
196cm
[824cm]
94cm
[918cm]
0cm
[918cm]
-
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
99cm
[99cm]
161cm
[260cm]
124cm
[384cm]
99cm
[483cm]
0cm
[483cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 5cm
[5cm]
406cm
[411cm]
327cm
[738cm]
221cm
[959cm]
96cm
[1055cm]
- -
2013/2014 season - 0cm
[0cm]
117cm
[117cm]
267cm
[384cm]
205cm
[589cm]
145cm
[734cm]
- -
2012/2013 season - 0cm
[0cm]
223cm
[223cm]
352cm
[575cm]
355cm
[930cm]
82cm
[1012cm]
0cm
[1012cm]
-
  October November December January February March April May
Madarao Now reports before Saturday 7th December 2019
Madarao Now reports from the same period last season
Madarao Now archived reporting
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