Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 27th January 2018

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:45am on Saturday 27th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate to heavy snow
wind condition
Light wind with strong gusts
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 27th January 2018, 7:45am
40cm
Friday 26th January 2018, 9:39am 40cm
Thursday 25th January 2018, 9:38am 50cm
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 9:07am 35cm
Monday 22nd January 2018, 8:29am 5cm
Sunday 21st January 2018, 16:07pm 0cm
Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:01am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 171cm
Last 14 reports (total): 189cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 343cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 728cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Saturday 27th January 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

So much snow, and its still falling heavily. The wheels are falling off the wagon somewhat, forgot to send yesterday's report after writing the whole thing (has been added since).

Anyway, the snow quality is excellent but wind has been a factor.

Doesn't appear that's the case today though its often far less windy down in the valley of late compared to up top.

Tenjin opened yesterday at 10:30am and heard it was too much snow if you can believe it. I was at Hodaigi, awesome conditions but they couldn't run their top 2 lifts due to wind.

Hopefully today it's a different story. Forecast is for the snow to finish by Wednesday and they've been highlighting a blue bird tomorrow morning for a while but will believe it when I see it.

Today's car park number is an underestimate - was out yesterday and my guys had the car park clear by 6pm when I returned so the total is from 6pm.

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Ski resorts in Minakami:

Akasawa
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami
Oana
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

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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 7:45am on Saturday 27th January 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Hard to know at this time of the day but the cat track wasn't open at Tenjin yesterday, they had to close the Takakura lift in the afternoon because of wind. Hodaigi didn't open their top lifts, Okutone was all open.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Saturday 27th January 2018
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th January 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 27th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
27th January 40cm 0cm 0cm
26th January 40cm 25cm 10cm
25th January 50cm 80cm 30cm
24th January 35cm 75cm 12cm
22nd January 5cm 0cm -
21st January 0cm 10cm 32cm
20th January 1cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 171cm 230cm 119cm
Previous 14 days total 189cm 475cm 137cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 385cm 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total 343cm 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 728cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th January 2018
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 - - 385cm
[385cm]
343cm
[728cm]
- - - -
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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