Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 17th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Wednesday 17th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snowfall
wind condition
Moderate to strong at times
Poor
This report
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 9:25am
30cm
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 11:01am 0cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 10:01am 10cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 10:10am 30cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 9:34am 5cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:50am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 130cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 130cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Wednesday 17th December 2014
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

It's snowing heavily in Shiga Kogen this morning as we expected. With wind blowing the light snow around it's difficult to put a number on it, but I'm going to go with 30cm and counting this morning. Some heroic under-reporting from the resorts with some adding 0-5cm to their snow depths. Regular readers will know how that frustrates your friendly reporter! I just don't get it. I'd be shouting out about it as much as I could if I were in the ski resorts shoes. But there you go, it seems unlikely that it will change.

Well anyway, conditions should be pretty deep out there this morning. With wind and poor visibility though, it's only for the brave!

A few resorts seeing lifts affected by the wind but for the moment things seem to be almost open as planned.

As I have said more of Shiga Kogen plans to open from this coming Saturday and this storm will have moved on well before then. Might even get clear and sunny on Friday which would be great.

OK so snow and wind forecast to continue all today and tomorrow.

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Resort areas status with official snow depths:

Okushiga Kogen:
50cm
Part open

Yakebitaiyama:
60cm
Part open

Ichinose Family
60cm
Part open

Ichinose Yamanokami:
60cm
Part open

Ichinose Diamond:
60cm
Part open

Takamagahara Mammoth:
60cm
Part open

Terakoya:
Part open

Higashitateyama:
Plans to open on 20th December

Giant:
Plans to open on 20th December

Nishitateyama:
Plans to open on 20th December

Bundaraia:
Plans to open on 20th December

Sun Valley:
Plans to open to public on 14th December

Maruike:
Plans to open on 20th December

Hasuike:
Plans to open on 20th December

Kumanoyu:
65cm
Almost all open (note: skiers only resort area)

Yokoteyama:
65cm
Lower areas open

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Planned night floodlit skiing at Shiga Kogen resort areas this season:

Sun Valley:
December 20th, 29th-30th; January 1st-2nd, 11th; Every Saturday from January 3rd to March 21st

Maruike:
December 29th-31st; January 1st-3rd, 10th, 11th

Takamagahara Mammoth:
December 20th-22nd, 27th-31st; January 1st-3rd

Ichinose Family:
Every day from December 20th until March 29th

Ichinose Diamond:
December 27th-31st; January 1st-3rd, 11th; Every Saturday from January 3rd until March 28th

Yakebitaiyama:
December 27th-31st; January 1st-3rd, 11th; Every Saturday from January 3rd until February 21st

Kumanoyu:
December 20th-23rd, 27th-31st; January 1st-3rd; Every Saturday from January 3rd until March 28th

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Wednesday 17th December 2014
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts affected by weather conditions

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 17th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
17th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
15th December 10cm 10cm 0cm
14th December 30cm 5cm 0cm
13th December 5cm 5cm 0cm
12th December 0cm 15cm 2cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 75cm 45cm 7cm
Previous 14 days total 130cm 65cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 1cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 130cm 145cm 126cm
January observed snowfall total - 188cm 193cm
February observed snowfall total - 208cm 158cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 60cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 10cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 140cm 655cm 550cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
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2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
130cm
[140cm]
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[140cm]
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[140cm]
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[140cm]
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[140cm]
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[140cm]
2013/2014 season - 1cm
[1cm]
145cm
[146cm]
188cm
[334cm]
208cm
[542cm]
113cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
2012/2013 season 1cm
[1cm]
2cm
[3cm]
126cm
[129cm]
193cm
[322cm]
158cm
[480cm]
60cm
[540cm]
10cm
[550cm]
0cm
[550cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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