Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 31st January 2017

Madarao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:54am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds remain over Madarao for now
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None just at the moment
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 8:54am
31cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 9:09am 0cm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 9:35am 0cm
Saturday 28th January 2017, 8:52am 4cm
Friday 27th January 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Thursday 26th January 2017, 8:15am 12cm
Wednesday 25th January 2017, 9:15am 11cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 140cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 408cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 628cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Yes, this is much much better!

The memories of rain of yesterday morning quickly washed away with the sight of a good new layer of fresh snowfall. :)

The rain turned into snow in the afternoon and this morning the resort is reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall; my measure gives me 31cm. Enough to give us a good reset for this morning by the looks and I might just need to go and check for myself.

Snow clouds still around but right at this moment it has stopped. There's even a bit of sun somehow making it's way through the clouds just now... it looks like it might get brighter and clear a bit. There's more snow forecast to move in by tomorrow night though, but maybe some sunshine before that happens. So it sounds like it should be a good few days.

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A message from SnowJapan

Firstly, we would again like to thank everyone who has sent in messages this season regarding our daily reports and website in general. We read them all and appreciate the feedback. And we hope that if you have already visited Japan this season, you timed it well with conditions at your chosen destination.

It is perhaps inevitable that some people will compare the daily Now reports from different regions of Japan, and in particularly the observed new snowfall data that is posted on the reports. But if you do that please keep in mind that doing so is not really comparing like-for-like… and it’s certainly not ‘the whole picture’.

By comparing the observed snowfall data, essentially you are comparing how much snow is falling at base areas. While we believe that is a very interesting and useful piece of data - and is in fact the only practical first-hand data that could possibly be consistently recorded once a day – it is only one part of the situation.

Other important information, including the snowfall that ski resorts themselves might be reporting at higher elevations, can be found within the text of the report when available.

That is why we highly recommend that if you really want to get a more complete picture of what is going on in each of the areas covered in our reports, you should go through the individual reports including all the archives.

A few other quick points:

Each report is written independently from the other reports, by different people.

The reports are not ‘connected’ in any way.

For one reporter, a temperature of -2C might be described as ‘cold’. For another reporter, on the same day, a temperature of -2C might be described as ‘relatively warm’.

For one reporter, 15cm of snowfall overnight might be described as ‘a lot’. For another reporter, on the same day, 15cm of snowfall might be described as less exciting.

The person posting Niseko Now is reporting from Niseko, and is not making comparisons with any of the other reports, or considering what is happening elsewhere. (Unless clearly stated of course).

The person posting Hakuba Now is reporting from Hakuba, and the same applies.

While each report is coming to you from the respective resort base areas, some ski resorts have much more ‘vertical’ than others. Some will experience much more of a difference in the amount of snow that falls at base/village level than falls at higher elevations.

And one more very important thing.

If the reporters pretended to be overly-excited about conditions even when they are actually sub-par… not only would that be intentionally misleading, but how would you then know when they really were genuinely excited by excellent conditions?

Being able to clearly distinguish between varying situations is one of the real advantages of not feeling any need to talk up or sugar-coat conditions. Remember, we’re not a glossy travel brochure selling you holidays and tours.

What we are trying to do is to provide our readership with honest, interesting and informative reports. And we will continue to do that.

If you didn’t read the previous general messages that we posted on our daily reports, you can find them here.

Thank you!

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Operating status for the day at Madarao Kogen (at time of report):

- Number 1 lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 5 lift
- Super quad lift
- Number 11 lift
- Number 12 lift
- Number 13 lift
- Number 15 lift
- Moving walkway
- Kids Park
- Free Ride Park

- Powder Wave I
- Powder Wave II
- River Line
- Powder Theater
- Adventure Aisle
- Crystal Bowl
- Ninja
- Sawa
- Rabbit
- Kamoshika
- Bear

- Nighta at Madarao Kogen is every Saturday until 25th March (and also 8th January and 19th March)

Official snow depth:

- 270cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open and a nice fresh layer of snow

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Japan snowfall data
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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Madarao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Madarao Now reports up until Tuesday 31st January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Madarao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 31st January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st January 31cm 0cm 15cm
30th January 0cm 18cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 3cm 5cm
28th January 4cm 0cm 10cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th January 12cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 11cm 15cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 58cm 36cm 33cm
Previous 14 days total 140cm 83cm 110cm
November observed snowfall total 9cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 211cm 99cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 408cm 161cm 327cm
February observed snowfall total - 124cm 221cm
March observed snowfall total - 99cm 96cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 628cm 483cm 1055cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 9cm
[9cm]
211cm
[220cm]
408cm
[628cm]
- - - -
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 Tuesday 31st January 2017
Madarao Now reports from the same period last season
Madarao Now archived reporting
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