Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:37am on Wednesday 4th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Spots of rain at times
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
OK down low, less so higher
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Wednesday 4th March 2020, 11:37am
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Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 10:13am 0cm
Monday 2nd March 2020, 10:08am 0cm
Sunday 1st March 2020, 9:10am 0cm
Friday 28th February 2020, 9:44am 20cm
Thursday 27th February 2020, 8:56am 25cm
Wednesday 26th February 2020, 8:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 88cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 619cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:37am on Wednesday 4th March 2020
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Humid morning here and the odd bit of rain but it is sporadic and when it does fall its so light I don't know how to categorize it. Lighter than a light mist. That said it feels quite cold on account of the humidity.

Took some turns at Tenjin yesterday around midday and it wasn't too bad. A few pockets of dust on crust, mostly icy but soft enough to be pretty easy and forgiving. Not highly recommended to anyone without a season pass but we have snow on the way.

The storm is expected to start tonight and run through Friday afternoon and if it comes in as forecast it's expected to be a solid snowfall and stay quite cold too. That's the good news.

Looking down the track, the Minakami Vibes (bowl event) will be held the weekend of Mar 28-29 at Tenjindaira and the resort will wind down the ski season at the close of business on Sunday March 29. That will be a full 40 days before the usual finish at the end of Golden Week.

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Information:

Fujiwara
Number 1 and 2 lifts running and associated courses open
Official snow depth: 60cm

Tanigawadake Tenjindaira
Open
Official snow depth: 200cm

Minakami Hodaigi
All lifts apart from Number 1 running; all courses open
Official snow depth: 100cm

Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
All lifts are running; most courses open
Official snow depth: 100cm

Norn Minakami
Number 1, 2 and 3 lifts operating; all courses apart from Course A and B are open
Official snow depth: 100cm

Okutone Snow Park
Number 1 pair A, Number 2 pair B, Number 3 pair B and Number 4 lifts are running
5 of 9 courses are open
Official snow depth: 70cm

White Valley
Part open
Official snow depth: 60cm

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Important note:

The snowfall recorded in this report is measured from the base area of Tenjindaira (which is higher than the town area of Minakami).

Archive report: Posted at 11:37am on Wednesday 4th March 2020
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 4th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm -
2nd March 0cm 1cm 10cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th February 20cm 0cm 1cm
27th February 25cm - -
26th February 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 45cm 1cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 88cm 4cm 206cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm - -
December observed snowfall total 84cm 361cm 385cm
January observed snowfall total 187cm 607cm 389cm
February observed snowfall total 318cm 194cm 263cm
March observed snowfall total 0cm 76cm 16cm
April observed snowfall total - 70cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 619cm 1308cm 1053cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 30cm
[30cm]
84cm
[114cm]
187cm
[301cm]
318cm
[619cm]
0cm
[619cm]
- -
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]
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