Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 15th February 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 5:23pm on Saturday 15th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at the moment
wind condition
Moderate gusts
Poor
This report
Saturday 15th February 2014, 5:23pm
70cm
Friday 14th February 2014, 10:50am 2cm
Thursday 13th February 2014, 13:12pm 1cm
Monday 10th February 2014, 9:32am 5cm
Sunday 9th February 2014, 9:38am 20cm
Saturday 8th February 2014, 9:33am 30cm
Friday 7th February 2014, 8:08am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 158cm
Last 14 reports (total): 198cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 198cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 580cm

Archive report: Posted at 5:23pm on Saturday 15th February 2014
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Sorry for the late report. We had to dig ourselves out....

Too much snow!

Over 70cm of snow at the valley level and reportedly up to 140cm of new snow in the last 24 hours in the upper mountains. Pretty mad numbers those, but with the way it has been coming down.....

The expressway is currently closed from Tokyo to Minakami and all train are also not in operation. There has also been several avalanches that have covered the main road in Minakami blocking traffic. The road connecting Gunma with Naeba in Niigata is also blocked this afternoon I believe due to snow blocking the road.

The snow is currently still falling although quite light at present it is expected to strengthen this evening bringing another 20-30 cm to the valley. This is lilely to cause further issues for transportation and resorts.

Be careful.

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400cm @ Tenjin
110m @ valley

New snow

70cm @ valley
140cm @ Tenjin

Archive report: Posted at 5:23pm on Saturday 15th February 2014
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin closed. Other resorts have limited lift operation.

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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 15th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
15th February 70cm - -
14th February 2cm 0cm -
13th February 1cm 5cm -
10th February 5cm 0cm -
9th February 20cm 25cm -
8th February 30cm 0cm -
7th February 30cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 158cm 35cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 198cm 42cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 6cm -
December observed snowfall total 159cm 105cm -
January observed snowfall total 203cm 144cm -
February observed snowfall total 198cm 131cm -
March observed snowfall total - 31cm -
April observed snowfall total - 30cm -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 580cm 447cm 0cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
20cm
[20cm]
159cm
[179cm]
203cm
[382cm]
198cm
[580cm]
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[580cm]
-
[580cm]
-
[580cm]
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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