Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Monday 9th March 2020

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:00am on Monday 9th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Bluebird
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
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Monday 9th March 2020, 11:00am
0cm
Friday 6th March 2020, 8:50am 50cm
Thursday 5th March 2020, 10:32am 3cm
Wednesday 4th March 2020, 11:37am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 10:13am 0cm
Monday 2nd March 2020, 10:08am 0cm
Sunday 1st March 2020, 9:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 118cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 53cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 672cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:00am on Monday 9th March 2020
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Apologies for the few missed reports.

A quick recap, after Tenjin closed due to wind on Thursday and Friday last week, Saturday turned it on and was really good. I got off mountain around 1pm and the snow was just turning slow at the bottom of the cat track as things warmed up. Prior to that though, it was a really good day. Sunday saw overcast weather and most likely not good conditions so I didn't go. It was cool last night with clear skies that have stuck around today.

Morning conditions were crisp but it's getting very hot now and the snow is going to take a hit today.

The police have made a decree that there will be no more skiing off the North face of Tanigawa for about a month as Spring conditions set in and gravity and heat start to go to work on the snow.

The forecast is not great.

Looks like a significant amount of rain to fall tomorrow with warm temps to continue until Wednesday when we can expect some snow. Potentially good conditions on Thursday as things stay cold. Snow again on Friday night and right through Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The numbers on the forecast aren't robust but we do have a habit of surprising on the upside in that department, even in a season such as this.

Minakami Vibes is on Mar 28th and 29th.

Reports may become somewhat sporadic henceforth.

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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)

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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: 220cm

Minakami Hodaigi
All lifts apart from Number 1 and 7 running
Official snow depth: 105cm

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: 105cm

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

White Valley
Part open
Official snow depth: 70cm

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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 11:00am on Monday 9th March 2020
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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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 Monday 9th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
9th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th March 50cm - 1cm
5th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm -
2nd March 0cm 1cm 10cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 53cm 41cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 118cm 41cm 189cm
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 53cm 76cm 16cm
April observed snowfall total - 70cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 672cm 1308cm 1053cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 9th March 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
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 30cm
[30cm]
84cm
[114cm]
187cm
[301cm]
318cm
[619cm]
53cm
[672cm]
- -
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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