Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 19th November 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:06am on Monday 19th November 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, threatening rain (again)
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rained earleir
wind condition
A light breeze rustling the tall grass
visibility condition
Good visibility
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Monday 19th November 2018, 10:06am
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (November 2018) total: 0cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 0cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Monday 19th November 2018
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

One month to go to the official opening, a touch of snow on the peak, so time, I think, for a pre-report on the 2018-2019 season.

Actually, it's a little less than a month for most of the resorts: Akakan on 12/15, Akakura Onsen on 12/12, Ikenotaira on 12/16, Suginohara and Seki Onsen on 12/22. I would not plan a vacation based on those dates, though; there have been a lot of years where we really wonder if we're going to have a white Christmas or not. While it almost always turns out that we get a merry dusting of white, the conditions on the hill can be a little thin. Still more fun than scraping along on artificial snow, but something to keep in mind. I actually heard about some guests who wanted to do some backcountry touring around Christmas; that's not going to happen (remember that this is almost a rain forest area in summer; takes a good dump of snow to push down the saplings and cover the grape vines).

Since we're talking rainforest, it was a wet last part of the summer here. Hot and dry to start the summer, then lots of rain. Akakan has been running the gondola in summer, which is a nice thing to do here - get up higher, enjoy a lunch on the mountain, take a hike through the buna (beech) forests. But the numbers were down because it was pretty wet for the main part of the tourism season. The gondola also serves as one of the best ways for climbing Mt. Myoko, as the route is shorter than from Tsubame Onsen to the north.

No major changes at the resorts, as all the owners have remained the same with no big changes to infrastructure. We'd like to hear more from the newest member of the community, Lotte Arai, as there just isn't a lot of communication to the community. The people who did go during the season said they had the place to themselves, and a lot of the local schools extended their season by heading over to Arai.

For the moment it's very un-wintery. We often get one big dump of wet, heavy snow about this time of year which brings down trees and incites panic in all those who haven't changed to snow tires, but it could be a while for that. A little bit might be falling higher up over the next week, but it doesn't look like it will come down to base level.

So that's where we are. Quiet, fall colors gone, not as grim as some Novembers can be and really ready for the snow to fall (my snow tires are on).

Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Monday 19th November 2018
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

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Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Myoko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th November 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Monday 19th November 2018
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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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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 19th November 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
19th November 0cm 23cm -
5th May 0cm 0cm -
1st May 0cm - -
23rd April 0cm - -
22nd April 0cm - -
14th April 0cm - -
9th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 23cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 23cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 81cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total - 468cm 345cm
January observed snowfall total - 524cm 629cm
February observed snowfall total - 250cm 333cm
March observed snowfall total - 33cm 157cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 1362cm 1478cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th November 2018
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - - -
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]
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