Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Monday 13th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 6:55am on Monday 13th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast, looks clear down the valley
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Average
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This report
Monday 13th January 2020, 6:55am
0cm
Saturday 11th January 2020, 7:40am 0cm
Friday 10th January 2020, 8:15am 2cm
Thursday 9th January 2020, 14:40pm 0cm
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 7:31am 1cm
Tuesday 7th January 2020, 17:14pm 0cm
Monday 6th January 2020, 16:14pm 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 128cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 116cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 230cm

Archive report: Posted at 6:55am on Monday 13th January 2020
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Been sounding like a broken record because of late, the situation has remained rather dire in terms of snow.

Yesterday saw quite good weather and just enough snow had fallen to partially cover tracks on resort at Tenjin, at the peak of Tanigawa and in the gullies between the two. I hiked and skied the summit of Mt Tanigawa and conditions were pretty good all things considered.

The forecast was for some snow overnight but that hasn't eventuated and the next potential bright spot is due on Wednesday night. The forecast is calling for 11cm of snow which on a normal year, translates to between 50cm and a meter here.

It's not been a normal year though so I won't be holding my breath.

Temps remain unseasonably high. Spirits remain unseasonably low...

Some images to cheer us up, below

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Early morning report so not able to update below information --- be sure to please check before heading out.

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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
120cm base

Minakami Hodaigi
All Hodaigi lifts running except Number 1

Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
All lifts are running

Norn Minakami
The Number 1, 2 and 3 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 6:55am on Monday 13th January 2020
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Monday 13th January 2020
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th January 2020
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 13th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
13th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
10th January 2cm 20cm -
9th January 0cm 45cm 0cm
8th January 1cm 13cm 0cm
7th January 0cm 12cm 5cm
6th January 15cm 21cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 121cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 128cm 317cm 264cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm - -
December observed snowfall total 84cm 361cm 385cm
January observed snowfall total 116cm 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 230cm 1308cm 1053cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th 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
2019/2020 season - 30cm
[30cm]
84cm
[114cm]
116cm
[230cm]
- - - -
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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