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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:49am on Friday 4th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Soupy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Very light snow still falling
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Limited visibility. Drive carefully
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This report
Friday 4th December 2020, 9:49am
12cm
Tuesday 1st December 2020, 8:47am 0cm
Wednesday 4th November 2020, 15:09pm 1cm
Friday 10th April 2020, 10:24am 9cm
Sunday 5th April 2020, 9:17am 3cm
Saturday 4th April 2020, 9:55am 0cm
Friday 3rd April 2020, 11:11am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 58cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 12cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 13cm

OK, we got some real snow overnight, so it's time to report.

I actually woke up very early, thinking it might be the day for the first plowing of the season (and I could hear the big machines out there somewhere, although they still haven't cleared the road leading directly up from highway 18 to Akakan (it's a city road though, vs. the prefectural road that heads up from further south up to the access to Ikenotaira, and on to the base of Akakan and to Akakura). We got 12cm here at the base level, and it's good and heavy and wet but that's what we expect this time of year. Not nearly enough to slide on, although sometimes we get clever yahoos who decide to hike up before the season starts. Bad idea (there are metal plates and pipes and all kind of interesting things out there to grind into, and you make a fall and it is going to hurt and no patrol to drag you off). I recommend the local approach: embrace patience, for when it is good, it is very good, and that's a better way to start the season.

Don't know if this will hold, but the temperatures don't look like they'll go up to the 10°C we had yesterday, and snow is forecast again at least around Tuesday. So maybe Akakura Onsen might even get its Dec. 12 opening (but that's always a bit iffy).

Relax! It will come! Embrace that patience and you will be rewarded with snow worth jumping into, not onto!

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

Not yet. Your opening information:
Akakura Kanko Dec. 19
Akakura Onsen Dec. 12
Ikenotaira Onsen Dec. 19
Myoko Suginohara Dec. 26
Lotte Arai Dec. 12
Seki Onsen Dec. 19
Kyukamura Myoko RunRun Dec. 19
Myoko Ski Park Closed this season

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Myoko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Friday 4th December 2020
(View more analysis here)
Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th December 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Friday 4th December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
4th December 12cm - -
1st December 0cm - -
4th November 1cm - -
10th April 9cm - -
5th April 3cm - 1cm
4th April 0cm 1cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 28cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 11cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 58cm 88cm 11cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 11cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 12cm 59cm 475cm
January observed snowfall total - 248cm 648cm
February observed snowfall total - 439cm 397cm
March observed snowfall total - 136cm 97cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 83cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 13cm 905cm 1705cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th December 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Myoko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 1cm
[1cm]
12cm
[13cm]
- - - - -
2019/2020 season - 11cm
[11cm]
59cm
[70cm]
248cm
[318cm]
439cm
[757cm]
136cm
[893cm]
12cm
[905cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 5cm
[5cm]
475cm
[480cm]
648cm
[1128cm]
397cm
[1525cm]
97cm
[1622cm]
83cm
[1705cm]
0cm
[1705cm]
2017/2018 season - 81cm
[81cm]
468cm
[549cm]
524cm
[1073cm]
250cm
[1323cm]
33cm
[1356cm]
6cm
[1362cm]
0cm
[1362cm]
2016/2017 season - 12cm
[12cm]
345cm
[357cm]
629cm
[986cm]
333cm
[1319cm]
157cm
[1476cm]
2cm
[1478cm]
0cm
[1478cm]
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
140cm
[140cm]
267cm
[407cm]
326cm
[733cm]
144cm
[877cm]
1cm
[878cm]
0cm
[878cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
561cm
[561cm]
525cm
[1086cm]
317cm
[1403cm]
155cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
2013/2014 season - 20cm
[20cm]
219cm
[239cm]
377cm
[616cm]
242cm
[858cm]
245cm
[1103cm]
10cm
[1113cm]
0cm
[1113cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
17cm
[17cm]
334cm
[351cm]
508cm
[859cm]
424cm
[1283cm]
76cm
[1359cm]
11cm
[1370cm]
0cm
[1370cm]
  October November December January February March April May
Myoko Now reports before Friday 4th December 2020
Myoko Now reports from the same period last season
Myoko Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Myoko Now by clicking on the month