Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:08am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Bluebird
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Not a breath
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Wednesday 20th December 2017, 10:08am
10cm
Tuesday 19th December 2017, 13:49pm 0cm
Monday 18th December 2017, 10:05am 40cm
Sunday 17th December 2017, 7:55am 40cm
Thursday 14th December 2017, 8:34am 35cm
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 15:33pm 10cm
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 10:32am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 140cm
Last 14 reports (total): 205cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 145cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 145cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:08am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Modest snowfall last night with about 10cm on the carpark this morning.

Up at Tenjin they got 20cm thought the base has seen some settling.

Looks like a few days of clear weather according to the forecast.

Norn Minakami is opening this morning with 2 lifts operating; Minakami Kogen Ski Resort is also opening from today with just the Minakami quad lift operating.

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Update 12 noon: Tenjin all open up top. Photo below!

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Planned opening dates at ski resorts in Minakami - subject to change:

Already (part) open:
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira

Friday 22nd December 2017:
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

Saturday 23rd December 2017:
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Oana

Late December:
Akasawa

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Resort Spotlights with more detail:

Norn Minakami
Okutone Snow Park

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Please note that the snowfall numbers posted in this report will be observed from close to the base Tenjindaira Ropeway station - which is often much more than in the central town area of Minakami.

Archive report: Posted at 10:08am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

The back of the toge lift is running again at Tenjin, still waiting on the main face and the cat track but neither are very far off I think

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th December 2017
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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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 20th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
20th December 10cm 0cm -
19th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
18th December 40cm 10cm 15cm
17th December 40cm 15cm 3cm
14th December 35cm 0cm -
13th December 10cm 0cm -
12th December 5cm 20cm -
Previous 7 days total 140cm 60cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 205cm 130cm 28cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 145cm 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total - 595cm 227cm
February observed snowfall total - 452cm 285cm
March observed snowfall total - 130cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 145cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - 145cm
[145cm]
- - - - -
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]
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