Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 9th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:40pm on Thursday 9th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Strong gusts from the north
visibility condition
Good
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Thursday 9th January 2020, 2:40pm
0cm
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 7:31am 1cm
Tuesday 7th January 2020, 17:14pm 0cm
Monday 6th January 2020, 16:14pm 15cm
Sunday 5th January 2020, 12:36pm 53cm
Friday 3rd January 2020, 14:15pm 0cm
Thursday 2nd January 2020, 14:22pm 33cm
Last 7 reports (total): 102cm
Last 14 reports (total): 168cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 114cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 228cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:40pm on Thursday 9th January 2020
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

No snow last night, just rain at my place and this morning saw strong winds and light rain rather than the snow we were expecting.

That's to go along with the rain that fell in the morning yesterday for a few hours, cleared at noon and then came back in the afternoon. Given all the precipitation we've had this season, it'd probably be a normal snow year if temps were below zero like they should be.

Climate change may not be producing bush fires here in Japan but deniers need to get their heads out of the sand. This Winter is starting to look suspiciously like the sad year of 2015/6 which was described by long term Tanigawa Ropeway Staff as unprecedented in the 35 years one guy had worked there. Here it is again just 4 years later.

Here at the base of the mountain, the snowpack has taken a hit. Will investigate up top sometime today. Some of the north facing runs off the seven lift were on at hodaigi today with just over 10cm of new snow. That was provided you made it through the ice burn at the top

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Information:

Akasawa
Part open
Note: closed on Tuesdays (apart from 11th February, when it will be closed on 12th February)

Fujiwara
Part open
Number 1 and 2 lifts are running

Tanigawa Tenjindaira
130cm base

Minakami Hodaigi
All Hodaigi lifts running except Number 1

Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
All lifts are running

Norn Minakami
The Number 2, 3 and 4 lifts running; B, C D and E courses and Snow Land are open

Okutone Snow Park
All lifts apart from Number 1B and Number 3 A are running
5 of 9 courses are open

White Valley
All areas open

Archive report: Posted at 2:40pm on Thursday 9th January 2020
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Thursday 9th January 2020
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Thursday 9th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
9th January 0cm 45cm 0cm
8th January 1cm 13cm 0cm
7th January 0cm 12cm 5cm
6th January 15cm 21cm 1cm
5th January 53cm 0cm 20cm
3rd January 0cm 35cm 49cm
2nd January 33cm 11cm 40cm
Previous 7 days total 102cm 150cm 114cm
Previous 14 days total 168cm 413cm 394cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm - -
December observed snowfall total 84cm 361cm 385cm
January observed snowfall total 114cm 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 228cm 1308cm 1053cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th January 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 30cm
[30cm]
84cm
[114cm]
114cm
[228cm]
- - - -
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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