Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 29th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:45am on Tuesday 29th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Light to moderate in places
Limited
This report
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 10:45am
14cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 11:48am 6cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 10:34am 15cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 9:30am 4cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 9:05am 2cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 9:30am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 9:22am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 78cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 101cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 108cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:45am on Tuesday 29th December 2015
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Shiga Kogen. And yes it is a good one today with some of nice light snow to report to you. Depending on where you are, around 10-20cm of fresh. Outside my place it was 14cm so that's the number on record.

All of the resort areas of Shiga Kogen - apart from the very small Kidoike - are now at least part open, though as you can see from the official snow depth numbers below, it's not 'deep' yet. We still need lots more snow. It has been a really bitty start to the season here (and I see in most other areas as well) and it means that the latest updated information is sometimes difficult to get... some courses opening up during the day without advanced notice. (If you are here the best thing to do is just ask the ticket counters or lift guys for the latest - hopefully they will know!)

Snow forecast for the rest of this morning and hopefully into this afternoon but it's due to ease sometime during the day today.

After some sunshine maybe tomorrow morning, New Years Eve should bring with it some more snow and fingers crossed it will be snowing as we enter 2016. That would be a good start.

The first few days of 2016 are forecast to be slightly milder, but we will of course hope that as is so often the case it will remain cold up here in Shiga Kogen and keep the snow conditions good.

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Official snow depths at Shiga Kogen resort areas (Tuesday 29th December):

Sun Valley
30cm

Maruike
30cm

Hasuike
20cm

Giant
40cm

Higashitateyama
20cm

Bunadaira
40cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
30cm

Nishitateyama
30cm

Tannenomori Okojo
20cm

Ichinose Family
30cm

Terakoya
30cm

Ichinose Diamond
30cm

Ichinose Yamanokami
30cm

Yakebitaiyama
40cm

Okushiga Kogen
45cm

Kumanoyu
35cm

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge
30cm

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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 10:45am on Tuesday 29th December 2015
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resort areas are now at least part open but we still need more snow for full openings

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Tuesday 29th December 2015
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 29th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th December 14cm 0cm 5cm
28th December 6cm 0cm 10cm
27th December 15cm 10cm 10cm
26th December 4cm 10cm 0cm
25th December 2cm 10cm 10cm
24th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
23rd December 1cm 5cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 42cm 35cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 78cm 156cm 85cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 10cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 101cm 257cm 145cm
January observed snowfall total - 144cm 188cm
February observed snowfall total - 214cm 208cm
March observed snowfall total - 119cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 108cm 756cm 655cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 29th December 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 7cm
[7cm]
101cm
[108cm]
- - - - -
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]
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