Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 8th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly clear and sunny early on
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None. Expected later.
wind condition
Slight
Excellent
This report
Friday 8th January 2016, 8:53am
9cm
Thursday 7th January 2016, 9:38am 5cm
Wednesday 6th January 2016, 8:10am 0cm
Tuesday 5th January 2016, 10:20am 0cm
Monday 4th January 2016, 9:55am 0cm
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 9:59am 0cm
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 10:01am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 34cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 146cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 8th January 2016
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Morning from a very sunny Shiga Kogen.

The sun?! I thought we are on for more snow. Well, never mind, we did get snow yesterday of course and about 5-10cm being reported around the region. I had the best part of 10cm outside my home.

We are expecting more snowfall though from later on today in fact and hopefully into tomorrow as well, and sometime later on in the day on Sunday and Monday. The forecast looks good so we hope it is right.

So for those visiting it should be a cold and often snowy weekend, with resorts trying to open up more as the snow arrives. Monday is a holiday in Japan, it is Coming of Age Day, and so it will be busier than a normal Monday.

Things are certainly improved this morning, but I would say that the 'Saiko no condition' (best conditions) that I see a resort area proclaiming is taking things considerably too far. If this is best conditions, then.... I'm off somewhere else! I'm happy to say things are 'best conditions' -- when they are! Not before. It comes across as disingenuous to do otherwise, surely. We are far from having best conditions so far. But of course everyone is hoping that this reality will change soon.

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Official snow depths at Shiga Kogen resort areas (Friday 8th January 2016):

As if often the case, not many updates here even with some fresh snow... you'd think they might be eager to raise the numbers somewhat!

Sun Valley
30cm

Maruike
30cm

Hasuike
20cm

Giant
40cm

Higashitateyama
20cm

Bunadaira
40cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
40cm

Nishitateyama
40cm

Tannenomori Okojo
40cm

Ichinose Family
40cm

Terakoya
30cm

Ichinose Diamond
40cm

Ichinose Yamanokami
40cm

Yakebitaiyama
45cm

Okushiga Kogen
40cm

Kumanoyu
40cm

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge
40cm

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6 day snow and weather forecasts:

Ichinose Family 6-day snow and weather forecast
Okushiga Kogen 6-day snow and weather forecast
Yokoteyama 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 8th January 2016
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Still limited as we wait for more snow

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2013/2014
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5th January 0cm 2cm 5cm
4th January 0cm 0cm 5cm
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[10cm]
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[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
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[625cm]
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12cm
[756cm]
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2013/2014 season - 1cm
[1cm]
145cm
[146cm]
188cm
[334cm]
208cm
[542cm]
113cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
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[1cm]
2cm
[3cm]
126cm
[129cm]
193cm
[322cm]
158cm
[480cm]
60cm
[540cm]
10cm
[550cm]
0cm
[550cm]
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