Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Tuesday 1st December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Nice day today. But not for snow.
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nothing today.
wind condition
Light wind, now shifting to the south
visibility condition
Excellent visibility
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This report
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
Thursday 2nd April 2020, 11:14am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 46cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 0cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Tuesday 1st December 2020
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

We're in December, the month when the ski areas are set to open for a season that will certainly be an unusual one. And let's get into that....

I should say that we did have snow down to the base area, and that first sound of snow sliding off the roof made it seem like we might have something worth reporting. But, in fact, there was just enough to pretty much cover the ground - so let's say less than 2 centimeters - and it was clearly going to be gone in a day or so, so we'll hang on a bit for snow reporting. There is approximately 0cm right now, so I think that's the right choice. Recording the snow that actually makes up the pack upon which you will slide makes more sense, so stay tuned for that first big fall that is just around the corner (we hope). Keep in mind, too, that most of the locals look at Christmas Day as a good marker. No white Christmas? Then we get concerned. But once it snows, it can just keep on going.

On the viral front, I did just hear how the resorts are handling people, space, masks, etc. Akakura Kanko (Akakan) seems to be the most specific, mainly because of their Myoko Sky Cable gondola. Apparently they will require masks while standing indoors lining up for the gondola; only families and groups traveling together will be able to ride as six people together. Regular chairlifts will also space out riders. Makes sense, and we have had only a few isolated cases in this area so far, so with people coming from all over the country, if not many from overseas, it's smart to take some precautions. Be nice to the locals, folks.

Your opening dates are listed below; hopefully there will be enough snow to make this happen, and the forecasts have been for a good snow year, but just remember not to get too worried if things don't start out great in December. We've had lots of late starts that turned into great seasons.

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Tuesday 1st December 2020
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

Scheduled openings

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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Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Myoko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Tuesday 1st December 2020
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Tuesday 1st December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
1st December 0cm - -
4th November 1cm - -
10th April 9cm - -
5th April 3cm - 1cm
4th April 0cm 1cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 28cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 35cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 11cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 46cm 88cm 11cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 11cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 0cm 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 1cm 905cm 1705cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 1cm
[1cm]
0cm
[1cm]
- - - - -
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 Tuesday 1st December 2020
Myoko Now reports from the same period last season
Myoko Now archived reporting
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