Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:44am on Tuesday 21st February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blizzard
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-17°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Moderate to strong winds
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 9:44am
50cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 9:01am 4cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 9:35am 8cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 9:08am 2cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 9:14am 0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 8:20am 0cm
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:02am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 66cm
Last 14 reports (total): 178cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 252cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 979cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:44am on Tuesday 21st February 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Wow! I have another impressive amount of snowfall to report this morning.

The official Shiga Kogen website is reporting 55cm. I am measuring (on average) about 50cm, but seriously I would say the wind conditions would make it difficult for two people to agree on a number this morning. But I think mine is probably a fair representation.

It's full on blizzard conditions this morning. Can hardly see a thing, even the building next to mine.

Yesterday the snow was of the more heavy wet kind but it's more Shiga Kogen-like this morning and really coming down right now.

If you really want to be out in this -- not for me! -- I'd check with resorts for the latest as there will surely be a number of lift disruptions due to the wind and blowing snow this morning. It looks like operations are generally quite limited so there's not a full choice anyway.

Once this storm clears though things should be again fantastic.

Only a few of the official snow depth numbers have updated this morning and only by a bit. I think they are probably a bit too busy 'coping' just at the moment.

It's a good problem to have, of course, and far preferable to there not being enough snow. We sure don't have that problem this season!

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Official snow depths numbers reported by different areas of Shiga Kogen:

Please note that these numbers are the official numbers that ski resorts publish.
Also that they often don't update daily and don't reflect the amount of fresh snow falling!

Giant
250cm

Higashitateyama
270cm

Ichinose Family
280cm

Ichinose Diamond
280cm

Kumanoyu
330cm

Maruike
220cm

Nishitateyama
280cm

Okushiga Kogen
300cm

Sun Valley
220cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
280cm

Terakoya
280cm

Yakebitaiyama
320cm

Yokoteyama
320cm

Planned nighta operations:

Sun Valley: Saturdays until 18th March (7pm-9pm)

Ichinose Family: Every day until 25th March (6:30pm-9pm)

Ichinose Diamond: Every Saturday until 25th March and 19th March (6:30pm-9pm)

Yakebitaiyama: Every Saturday until 4th March (6pm-8pm)

Kumanoyu: Every Saturday until 25th March and 19th March (6:30pm-9pm)

Archive report: Posted at 9:44am on Tuesday 21st February 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Blizzard conditions affecting lift operations, but making some of us very excited

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Tuesday 21st February 2017
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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 21st February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
21st February 50cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 4cm 0cm 30cm
19th February 8cm 0cm 5cm
18th February 2cm 18cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 5cm 0cm
16th February 0cm 10cm 15cm
15th February 2cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 66cm 33cm 80cm
Previous 14 days total 178cm 110cm 135cm
November observed snowfall total 27cm 7cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 215cm 105cm 257cm
January observed snowfall total 485cm 204cm 144cm
February observed snowfall total 252cm 147cm 214cm
March observed snowfall total - 97cm 119cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 979cm 568cm 756cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st February 2017
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
252cm
[979cm]
- - -
2015/2016 season - 7cm
[7cm]
105cm
[112cm]
204cm
[316cm]
147cm
[463cm]
97cm
[560cm]
8cm
[568cm]
0cm
[568cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
257cm
[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
214cm
[625cm]
119cm
[744cm]
12cm
[756cm]
0cm
[756cm]
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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