Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th January 2017

Myoko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:39am on Sunday 15th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow. Much snow.
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It keeps on coming down
wind condition
Light winds with big gusts
visibility condition
Often near-whiteout conditions
This report
Sunday 15th January 2017, 10:39am
91cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:41am 60cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 10:11am 44cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 10:08am 13cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 7:48am 41cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 8:50am 16cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 7:08am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 265cm
Last 14 reports (total): 316cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 316cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 673cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:39am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Sorry to be a little delayed today but, well, uh....There's a whole lot of snow out there (it deserves stronger language, but this is a family-friendly site). And it keeps on coming down. And it's been cold, with iced-up cars and snow throwers (much banging on metal to get things free).

Yesterday I reported 60cm, right? Later, in the early afternoon, I poked in my study spot and found 44cm of new. This morning, 51cm. There's a lot of wind, my measuring spot is in a somewhat sheltered spot... so nearly a meter on top of 60 and still going. Last week there were almost no snow walls along the roads; now it's hard to tell which pension or hotel is back there behind the white.

Seems like it was pretty tough skiing yesterday, with a lot of people taking some pretty good tumbles in the super-deep and fairly heavy snow (lots of tips dropping into unmoveable stuff, I was told). Could be more of the same today. The wind is down in general, but then a big blast of wind comes through and helps shape the big drifts that are all over the place now.

Very Myoko, though!

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Oh no, it’s another general message from SnowJapan!

Apologies for taking up space on the reports again, but we have had a few people asking why our reports don’t appear much earlier in a morning. It’s a fair question and I’ll try to answer it. There are a few reasons...

First, it seems necessary to point out that we are not a ski resort and our reports are not official ski resort reports. Some people seem to think (or just presume) these things. If we owned and operated a ski resort, I’m fairly certain that we would make it a high priority to post updates as early as possible each morning - how much new snow at top and at base, snow depth, conditions. We’d also be sure to have multiple and meaningful webcams pointing out to locations around the resort. But we’re not official ski resorts/reports.

These things are what ski resorts should ideally be doing, right?

It varies, but a fair number of Japanese ski resorts only post their morning updates after 8am - and sometimes later. If we (SnowJapan) posted our reports earlier than we currently do, we would often miss important information - like news of how much fresh snow ski resorts are reporting, news of any early morning lift disruption at the start of the day, etc. We would often be missing that kind of information.

We like to think of our reports as a season-long ongoing commentary, rather than simply an early morning report for people who are going to be queuing for the first lift of the day. And after all, people who are lucky enough to already be at a ski resort and hitting the first lifts can get a good idea of weather conditions by taking a look outside of the window when they get up.

If we posted our reports just for the benefit of those people, the reports would not be as good or detailed as they are. We feel that our way makes for better all-round reports.

In addition, there’s also the people who post the reports and their circumstances to consider. They probably need some coffee and toast before posting, they may need to dig themselves out of their home, they may need to see to other complexities life throws at them. And - some of the reports in particular - take much longer than just a few minutes to put together each morning.

For a bit more on that kind of thing, please refer to my previous message. It can be found here:

Our message last week

There are many new people using the website, and our traffic records are being broken every day at the moment. Thank you. Please be sure to read our “About” pages associated with the daily report pages and ski resort listing pages – they cover a lot of information.

About our daily reports

About our ski resort pages

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Akakura Kanko:
270cm, -10°

Akakura Onsen:
250cm, -7°

Ikenotaira Onsen:
200cm, -2°

Myoko Suginohara:
200cm, -12° (top)

Seki Onsen:
270cm, -8°

Myoko Ski Park:
255cm, -5°

Kyukamura RunRun:
330cm, -1°

Tangram Ski Circus:
210cm, -6°

Madarao Kogen:
250cm (no temperature report)








Archive report: Posted at 10:39am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All main lifts running

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Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Myoko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Sunday 15th January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 15th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th January 91cm 7cm 0cm
14th January 60cm 5cm 0cm
13th January 44cm 0cm 5cm
12th January 13cm 10cm 60cm
11th January 41cm 10cm 30cm
10th January 16cm 0cm 10cm
9th January 0cm 10cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 265cm 42cm 115cm
Previous 14 days total 316cm 90cm 295cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 345cm 140cm 561cm
January observed snowfall total 316cm 267cm 525cm
February observed snowfall total - 326cm 317cm
March observed snowfall total - 144cm 155cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 673cm 878cm 1558cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 12cm
[12cm]
345cm
[357cm]
316cm
[673cm]
- - - -
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
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