Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 16th February 2014

Myoko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Sunday 16th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Strong from north
Reduced by blowing snow
This report
Sunday 16th February 2014, 9:21am
35cm
Saturday 15th February 2014, 9:43am 20cm
Thursday 13th February 2014, 7:48am 5cm
Wednesday 12th February 2014, 11:03am 0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2014, 7:39am 0cm
Monday 10th February 2014, 9:27am 30cm
Sunday 9th February 2014, 7:53am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 110cm
Last 14 reports (total): 172cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 172cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 788cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Sunday 16th February 2014
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

It's no surprise, I guess, to tell you that it's snowing, and the wind is blowing.

So much so (the latter) that Akakan's early snow report at about 8:20am showed that they're waiting to move on the lifts. Considering that Tokyo was pretty much shut off, and all the Shinkansens were stopped, it's not so unusual. At least the roads are open here and we can more or less get around.

A quick note on the backcountry: with this wind, heavy snowfall and mild temperatures, it's going to be pretty heavy going downhill as well as up, unless you're on a steep slope. And a quick snow test while digging out the house showed some weird layers in the snow that could signal some serious avalanche danger (you can learn a lot while digging out roofs around the base). Hakuba reports state extreme avy danger, and recommend staying on piste. We're not as Alpine, but that info is very much worth keeping in mind here as well. Avalanches can and do happen in Myoko.

Unfortunately, I can't get out to do more on-snow tests; day two of hobbling around on damaged knee. Arrgh.

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Official info:

Akakura Kanko:
295cm

Akakura Onsen:
260cm

Ikenotaira:
210cm

Myoko Suginohara:
250cm

Seki Onsen:
430cm

Myoko Ski Park:
300cm

Myoko Kyukamura Runrun
320cm

Madarao
250cm

Tangram Ski Circus
240cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Sunday 16th February 2014
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open, lifts may be affected by conditions

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 16th February 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Sunday 16th February 2014
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Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2013/2014
*as of Sunday 16th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
16th February 35cm 50cm -
15th February 20cm 0cm -
13th February 5cm 10cm -
12th February 0cm 20cm -
11th February 0cm 40cm -
10th February 30cm - -
9th February 20cm 20cm -
Previous 7 days total 110cm 141cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 172cm 171cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 17cm -
December observed snowfall total 219cm 334cm -
January observed snowfall total 377cm 508cm -
February observed snowfall total 172cm 424cm -
March observed snowfall total - 76cm -
April observed snowfall total - 11cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 788cm 1370cm 0cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 16th February 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Myoko 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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 20cm
[20cm]
219cm
[239cm]
377cm
[616cm]
172cm
[788cm]
- - -
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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