Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 1st January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 1st January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast, but getting brighter
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Still falling, but much less than yesterday
wind condition
Moderate north wind; some gusting
visibility condition
Getting better
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This report
Saturday 1st January 2022, 8:45am
70cm
Friday 31st December 2021, 10:12am 111cm
Thursday 30th December 2021, 9:25am 5cm
Wednesday 29th December 2021, 9:17am 10cm
Tuesday 28th December 2021, 9:38am 39cm
Monday 27th December 2021, 7:52am 40cm
Sunday 26th December 2021, 11:04am 60cm
Last 7 reports (total): 335cm
Last 14 reports (total): 367cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 70cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 489cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 1st January 2022
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Man, what a day of snow to bring in 2022!

First was just clearing up a meter+ fall, whcih took most of the day. Then there were all the cars getting stuck on the road—city folks coming up for the weekend, snow tires but only two-wheel drive. I'll give you a very local hint: when arriving by car, don't take the straight road up from Highway 18 at Tagiri intersection, but rather turn at Toyohashi intersection, near the 7-11. The latter is a prefectural road, not too steep, and well plowed. The straight road is much steep (especially when you're almost up to Akakura Kanko) and not as regularly plowed. Yesterday this meant carnage, with cars stuck in the middle of the road, the road condition just getting awful (ruts, bumps, washboard) and general panic. This is all very amusing for us locals, of course, and your correspondent even made a nice bit of pocket change using his front loader to tow several unfortunate people up to the flatter road above.

I'm having fun with this, but this really is good advice. Take the prefectural road! Even if you've got a bulletproof winterized 4WD beast.

The snowfall has tapered off now, but the winds have been pretty strong since early this morning. Watch for some lift closures due to wind if this carries on, which the weather forecast tells us is likely. It would be nice to let the fresh snow settle a bit for the sake of safety and fun. When you get close to two meters in two days, steeping into the snowpack can be like jumping into a pool (and it's hard to swim in unsettled snow!).

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Akakura Kanko:
240cm, -10°

Akakura Onsen:
285cm, -5°

Ikenotaira Onsen Alpen Blick Snow Resort
Top 260cm, bottom 240cm; -8°
Their website is noting an accident on the very road I told you to use (above). Ahh...better be ready for a u-turn.

Myoko Suginohara:
Top 220cm, bottom 120cm; -11°

Seki Onsen:
250cm, -10°

Myoko Ski Park:
Closed again this season

Kyukamura RunRun:
200cm, -6° (they lost 80cm overnight?)

Tangram:
170cm, -5°
Another resort showing a decrease in snow depth... Yes, it does settle quickly, but it snowed all day, all throughout the area

Madarao Mountain Resort:
280cm, -8°
Nice big jump in depth here; I can get behind this reporting!

Lotte Arai Resort
316cm, -3°

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
160cm, -8°

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 1st January 2022
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

Main lifts are operating

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Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Myoko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Saturday 1st January 2022
(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 Saturday 1st January 2022
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)
  2021/2022
*as of Saturday 1st January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
1st January 70cm 39cm 23cm
31st December 111cm 72cm 0cm
30th December 5cm 0cm 0cm
29th December 10cm 0cm 0cm
28th December 39cm 0cm 28cm
27th December 40cm 0cm 0cm
26th December 60cm 50cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 335cm 161cm 51cm
Previous 14 days total 367cm 320cm 72cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 1cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 389cm 478cm 59cm
January observed snowfall total 70cm 431cm 248cm
February observed snowfall total - 406cm 439cm
March observed snowfall total - 32cm 136cm
April observed snowfall total - 7cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 489cm 1355cm 905cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st January 2022
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
2021/2022 season - 30cm
[30cm]
389cm
[419cm]
70cm
[489cm]
- - - -
2020/2021 season - 1cm
[1cm]
478cm
[479cm]
431cm
[910cm]
406cm
[1316cm]
32cm
[1348cm]
7cm
[1355cm]
0cm
[1355cm]
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 Saturday 1st January 2022
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