Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Friday 13th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:08am on Friday 13th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny here at the base but plenty of clouds above the mountain
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Good
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This report
Friday 13th December 2019, 11:08am
11cm
Sunday 8th December 2019, 11:16am 12cm
Sunday 1st December 2019, 13:47pm 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 123cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 23cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 53cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:08am on Friday 13th December 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

So the warmer weather arrived over the past few days and the crescendo of bad news came yesterday morning with some light rain down low but this quickly turned to snow around noon. The white stuff continued falling lightly till sometime early this morning. It's now a bright sunny day but looks like clouds over Tanigawa and Tenjin Ski Resort which will hopefully keep the snow nice and fresh.

Tenjin has reported 15cm of new snow but the base is up 25cm vs yesterday so it's the usual story really, opaque and generally inexplicable...

Last report the mountain forecast was calling for snow last night which they got right. It was also calling for heavier snow Saturday evening and this is still forecast to come in with cool temps in the interim. Maybe I'm optimistic but it might be time to charge the batteries and bring the snowblower around the front.

Good news really and it's be nice to see a big dump push the snow base above 1m but no point counting chickens till they're hatched. On the downside, early next week we have some higher temps forecast with the potential for rain on Tue/Wed so hopefully that doesn't come to pass.

Snowfall at base since last report: 11cm

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Photo below some scenery from Ichinokura

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Planned opening dates of ski resorts in Minakami

Currently part open:
Tanigawa Tenjindaira

As soon as there is enough snow:
Minakami Hodaigi
Okutone Snow Park

Saturday 20th December:
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort

Saturday 21st December:
Akasawa
Fujiwara
Norn Minakami
White Valley

Archive report: Posted at 11:08am on Friday 13th December 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjindaira and Takakura lifts are Running at Tenjin

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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 13th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
13th December 11cm 6cm 10cm
8th December 12cm 0cm -
1st December 0cm - -
30th November 30cm - -
16th November 0cm - -
2nd November 0cm - -
6th May 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 53cm 44cm 40cm
Previous 14 days total 123cm 44cm 105cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm - -
December observed snowfall total 23cm 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 53cm 1308cm 1053cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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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]
23cm
[53cm]
- - - - -
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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