Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Monday 8th January 2018

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 3:31pm on Monday 8th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light to moderate snow
wind condition
Light winds
visibility condition
Average
This report
Monday 8th January 2018, 3:31pm
0cm
Sunday 7th January 2018, 8:02am 5cm
Saturday 6th January 2018, 18:05pm 1cm
Friday 5th January 2018, 8:42am 20cm
Thursday 4th January 2018, 10:39am 39cm
Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 11:23am 49cm
Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 15:50pm 40cm
Last 7 reports (total): 154cm
Last 14 reports (total): 394cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 154cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 539cm

Archive report: Posted at 3:31pm on Monday 8th January 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

My sincere apologies for the tardy posting of today's report dear reader. The rigors of mountain town living were too much for me this morning and with the busiest time of year safely in the rear view, I thought I'd best check conditions more thoroughly before taking up my quill.

What better way then to hike Mt Tanigawa and ride the South face. Snow was great up top but slightly warmer temps have made it heavy at elevations below 1000m. There was also quite a bit of debris in the gullies.

Weather wise it was lovely all morning but clouds rolled in around 1pm and it's actually snowing now. Big fat flakes, definitely the biggest I've seen all season.

The forecast is for the possibility of rain starting now but looks like the snow has trumped it. Tomorrow Minakami town has a forecast high of 10C which would not be good, next snow forecast to begin Wednesday and continue as far as the forecast stretches.

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Ski resorts in Minakami:

Akasawa
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami
Oana
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

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Resort Spotlights with more detail:

Norn Minakami
Okutone Snow Park

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Please note that the snowfall numbers posted in this report will be observed from close to the base Tenjindaira Ropeway station - which is often much more than in the central town area of Minakami.

Archive report: Posted at 3:31pm on Monday 8th January 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Monday 8th January 2018
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 8th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
8th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
7th January 5cm - 10cm
6th January 1cm 0cm -
5th January 20cm 40cm 0cm
4th January 39cm - 0cm
3rd January 49cm 0cm 0cm
2nd January 40cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 154cm 80cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 394cm 122cm 181cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 385cm 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total 154cm 595cm 227cm
February observed snowfall total - 452cm 285cm
March observed snowfall total - 130cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 539cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - 385cm
[385cm]
154cm
[539cm]
- - - -
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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