Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 29th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:38am on Thursday 29th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, some cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 29th December 2016, 9:38am
15cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:54am 31cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 9:20am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 9:05am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 10:00am 7cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 9:08am 32cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:43am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 85cm
Last 14 reports (total): 104cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 187cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 214cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Thursday 29th December 2016
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Morning from Shiga Kogen.

After the snow of yesterday which continued well after my report (see observed new snowfall!), it's a cracking start to today with blue skies and sunshine. The fresh snow, cold temperatures and fine weather all mean that it should be an excellent day out on the slopes today.

I like being able to say that. :)

And, more snow is due tonight and there's semi-regular snow lined up on the forecast for the week as well. I'm feeling good about that too.

As far as I can tell, all areas of Shiga Kogen are now at least part open and there's only bits here and there that remain closed. It seems just 9 of the lifts across the region are not operating this morning. All good, but let's get them going too!

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Anyone who has followed my reports in previous seasons will know how conservative the ski hills are here in reporting snow depth. So when there's 40cm of fresh snowfall, for example, often the official snow depths won't budge. My advice is to almost ignore those numbers -- the most important one is how much snow is falling each day.

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Areas of Shiga Kogen currently open and official snow depths:

The majority of ski lifts in Shiga Kogen are now open not all areas/courses are fully open yet.

Bunadaira
60cm

Giant
70cm

Higashitateyama
50cm

Ichinose Family
70cm

Ichinose Diamond
70cm

Kumanoyu
60cm

Maruike
40cm

Nishitateyama
50cm

Okushiga Kogen
80cm

Sun Valley
40cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
70cm

Terakoya
80cm

Yakebitaiyama
80cm

Yokoteyama
50cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Thursday 29th December 2016
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Shiga Kogen is now open. Hurray!

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Thursday 29th December 2016
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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 Thursday 29th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
29th December 15cm 14cm 0cm
28th December 31cm 6cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 15cm 10cm
26th December 0cm 4cm 10cm
25th December 7cm 2cm 10cm
24th December 32cm 0cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 1cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 85cm 42cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 104cm 78cm 156cm
November observed snowfall total 27cm 7cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 187cm 105cm 257cm
January observed snowfall total - 204cm 144cm
February observed snowfall total - 147cm 214cm
March observed snowfall total - 97cm 119cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 214cm 568cm 756cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 29th December 2016
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 - 27cm
[27cm]
187cm
[214cm]
- - - - -
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]
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