Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:47pm on Sunday 1st December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
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Sunday 1st December 2019, 1:47pm
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Saturday 30th November 2019, 9:10am 30cm
Saturday 16th November 2019, 10:47am 0cm
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 8:44am 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:16am 0cm
Friday 26th April 2019, 9:15am 0cm
Monday 15th April 2019, 10:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 115cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 30cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:47pm on Sunday 1st December 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Welcome, dear readers, to the first proper Minakami Now post of season 2019-20. Brought to you by the brains trust at SnowJapan and your anonymous person on the ground, here at the base of Tenjindaira Ski Resort and Mt Tanigawadake.

Your scribe is refreshed after a couple of weeks in the tropics. This is probably the most eloquent writing you'll see from me this season as snow clearing takes it's toll and daily trips to the mountains (for research purposes only) start to grind me down. By the end of the season, there really isn't much left...

Speaking of snow clearing, I was welcomed home by a foot of fresh on my car park which fell the evening of Friday 29th. Noted in report yesterday. Despite the relatively warm temperatures, it hasn't really dropped in depth much at all and just hoping it melts away so I don't have to clear the whole thing. It's possible it fell with quite a lot of wind up on Tenjin as they reported only 20cm but a look at the photos they've posted on their twitter account suggests they're under-reporting by a considerable amount.

Tenjin still hasn't officially opened but some lifts on the mountain look good to go as per the photo.

Forecasts in early December should be taken with a big grain of salt. For example, it was supposed to be good weather Friday night and it snowed at least 15cm even down in Minakami town. The town forecast shows pretty much no sign of snow until Wednesday but the mountain forecast for Tenjindaira Ski Resort at 1500m shows light snow on Monday night, Tuesday, with big snowfalls on Wednesday and Thursday. Early season optimism sees me taking the mountain forecast but who really knows.

As it's early in the season, I'll update this space sporadically, or when there's snow. That is until things really kick off.

Tenjin Ski Resort New Snow - 20cm on 11/29
Tenjin Ski Resort Snow Base = 20cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:47pm on Sunday 1st December 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Sunday 1st December 2019
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Minakami 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 Sunday 1st December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
1st December 0cm - -
30th November 30cm - -
16th November 0cm - -
2nd November 0cm - -
6th May 0cm - -
26th April 0cm - -
15th April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 30cm 0cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 115cm 0cm 100cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm - -
December observed snowfall total 0cm 361cm 385cm
January observed snowfall total - 607cm 389cm
February observed snowfall total - 194cm 263cm
March observed snowfall total - 76cm 16cm
April observed snowfall total - 70cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 30cm 1308cm 1053cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Minakami 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 - 30cm
[30cm]
0cm
[30cm]
- - - - -
2018/2019 season - - 361cm
[361cm]
607cm
[968cm]
194cm
[1162cm]
76cm
[1238cm]
70cm
[1308cm]
0cm
[1308cm]
2017/2018 season - - 385cm
[385cm]
389cm
[774cm]
263cm
[1037cm]
16cm
[1053cm]
0cm
[1053cm]
0cm
[1053cm]
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
595cm
[807cm]
452cm
[1259cm]
130cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[1389cm]
2015/2016 season - - 154cm
[154cm]
227cm
[381cm]
285cm
[666cm]
78cm
[744cm]
0cm
[744cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
225cm
[225cm]
246cm
[471cm]
378cm
[849cm]
152cm
[1001cm]
0cm
[1001cm]
0cm
[1001cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
20cm
[20cm]
159cm
[179cm]
203cm
[382cm]
295cm
[677cm]
159cm
[836cm]
0cm
[836cm]
0cm
[836cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
6cm
[6cm]
105cm
[111cm]
144cm
[255cm]
131cm
[386cm]
31cm
[417cm]
30cm
[447cm]
0cm
[447cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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