Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th January 2017

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Sunday 15th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snow falling
wind condition
Moderate winds from the east
visibility condition
Average to poor
This report
Sunday 15th January 2017, 9:21am
60cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 9:59am 25cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 10:16am 0cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 9:17am 25cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 9:03am 0cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 12:28pm 0cm
Sunday 8th January 2017, 10:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 110cm
Last 14 reports (total): 210cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 150cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 362cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Missed report yesterday (apologies) but they managed to open Tenjin despite tons of snow.

Today they are likely to commence operating the ropeway at noon and things are going to be restricted up top, possibly to just one lift.

There's been over a meter of snow and on piste its steep enough to avalanche so completely understandable. This snow has fallen heavily in the village too so every other mountain in Minakami is likely to be a great option.

Snow quality is awesome, snow bases all about are now very healthy. Forecast is for loads more snow through Tuesday at least.

Stay safe out there!

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New snowfall:

105cm Tenjin
60cm Hodaigi
60cm Okutone

Official snow depths:

200cm Tenjin
120cm Hodaigi
120cm Okutone

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Oh no, it’s another general message from SnowJapan!

Apologies for taking up space on the reports again, but we have had a few people asking why our reports don’t appear much earlier in a morning. It’s a fair question and I’ll try to answer it. There are a few reasons...

First, it seems necessary to point out that we are not a ski resort and our reports are not official ski resort reports. Some people seem to think (or just presume) these things. If we owned and operated a ski resort, I’m fairly certain that we would make it a high priority to post updates as early as possible each morning - how much new snow at top and at base, snow depth, conditions. We’d also be sure to have multiple and meaningful webcams pointing out to locations around the resort. But we’re not official ski resorts/reports.

These things are what ski resorts should ideally be doing, right?

It varies, but a fair number of Japanese ski resorts only post their morning updates after 8am - and sometimes later. If we (SnowJapan) posted our reports earlier than we currently do, we would often miss important information - like news of how much fresh snow ski resorts are reporting, news of any early morning lift disruption at the start of the day, etc. We would often be missing that kind of information.

We like to think of our reports as a season-long ongoing commentary, rather than simply an early morning report for people who are going to be queuing for the first lift of the day. And after all, people who are lucky enough to already be at a ski resort and hitting the first lifts can get a good idea of weather conditions by taking a look outside of the window when they get up.

If we posted our reports just for the benefit of those people, the reports would not be as good or detailed as they are. We feel that our way makes for better all-round reports.

In addition, there’s also the people who post the reports and their circumstances to consider. They probably need some coffee and toast before posting, they may need to dig themselves out of their home, they may need to see to other complexities life throws at them. And - some of the reports in particular - take much longer than just a few minutes to put together each morning.

For a bit more on that kind of thing, please refer to my previous message. It can be found here:

Our message last week

There are many new people using the website at the moment, and our traffic records are being broken every day at the moment. Thank you. Please be sure to read our “About” pages associated with the daily report pages and ski resort listing pages – they cover a lot of information.

About our daily reports

About our ski resort pages

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Resorts in Minakami (forecasts available from each page):

Akasawa
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Norn Minakami
Oh-ana
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawa Tenjindaira
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin restricted from noon, everything else open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 15th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th January 60cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 25cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
11th January 25cm 15cm 10cm
10th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
9th January 0cm 20cm -
8th January 0cm 20cm -
Previous 7 days total 110cm 38cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 210cm 83cm 100cm
November observed snowfall total - - 0cm
December observed snowfall total 212cm 154cm 225cm
January observed snowfall total 150cm 227cm 246cm
February observed snowfall total - 285cm 378cm
March observed snowfall total - 78cm 152cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 362cm 744cm 1001cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
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 - - 212cm
[212cm]
150cm
[362cm]
- - - -
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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