Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 19th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:04am on Monday 19th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate to occasionally heavy snow
wind condition
Light to moderate wind from west, sometimes
Currently good
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This report
Monday 19th January 2015, 8:04am
0cm
Sunday 18th January 2015, 7:46am 60cm
Saturday 17th January 2015, 10:08am 30cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 10:05am 15cm
Thursday 15th January 2015, 9:18am 0cm
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 9:45am 0cm
Tuesday 13th January 2015, 10:13am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 110cm
Last 14 reports (total): 250cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 380cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 941cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Monday 19th January 2015
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

It's snowing again today, after a pretty nice day with lots of sun yesterday.

Looks like snow through the day, with some good accumulation possible (just in time for another major breakdown on the snowthrower.... We are surrounded by snow). It's really picking up now, too. I'd like to get these reports out early, but the reports from the areas and town don't come in until 9:30 or so—I'll report what's up from yesterday, since most weren't in as I was reporting, either.

The new snowfall is for this morning, of course.

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I have to add it was a really sad day here: the husband of a friend was the man killed in Arai on an open mountain course; the second death yesterday was of someone passing through the sidecountry within Akakan, but crossing above a terrain trap—a deep valley where it only takes a little slide to bury a person quite deeply in the snow (and he was down more than two meters).

There's a new movement in North America to reduce accidents close to ski areas by posting signs saying, "The Backcountry Starts Here." People think that by being close to the ski area they are somehow safer, so they don't use avalanche beacons or carry shovels, probes, water, food or even a backpack.

It was by sheer luck (and good experience, too) that the victim in Akakura was even found by probing, as he was alone without a beacon.

If you are going anywhere off the piste, you have to think more carefully than in the resort - 100 meters or two kilometers away, it's still natural snow and terrain with all the risks involved (and the fun, too, if you're prepared).

*=today's report

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Akakura Kanko:
340cm, -3°*

Akakura Onsen:
288cm, -2°

Ikenotaira Onsen:
285cm, -4°*

Myoko Suginohara:
270cm, -12° (top)

Seki Onsen:
450cm, -5°

Myoko Ski Park:
315cm, -1°*

Kyukamura RunRun:
330cm, -3°

Tangram Ski Circus:
230cm, -3° *

Madarao Kogen:
250m, -8° *

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Planned night skiing in the Myoko area:

Akakura Onsen (Kumado): until 10pm every day until 22 March
Tangram Ski Circus: until 8pm on Saturdays until 28 March
Madarao Kogen: until 9pm on Saturdays until 21 March

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Monday 19th January 2015
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts 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 Monday 19th January 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Monday 19th January 2015
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Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 19th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
19th January 0cm 40cm 20cm
18th January 60cm 35cm 50cm
17th January 30cm 10cm -
16th January 15cm 2cm 10cm
15th January 0cm 3cm 40cm
14th January 0cm 3cm 10cm
13th January 5cm 40cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 110cm 133cm 203cm
Previous 14 days total 250cm 212cm 315cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 20cm 17cm
December observed snowfall total 561cm 219cm 334cm
January observed snowfall total 380cm 377cm 508cm
February observed snowfall total - 242cm 424cm
March observed snowfall total - 245cm 76cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 11cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 941cm 1113cm 1370cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th January 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
561cm
[561cm]
380cm
[941cm]
- - - -
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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