Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 31st January 2017

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Shiga Kogen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It is still snowing
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 9:01am
37cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 9:36am 1cm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 9:25am 0cm
Saturday 28th January 2017, 9:31am 0cm
Friday 27th January 2017, 9:01am 0cm
Thursday 26th January 2017, 8:46am 6cm
Wednesday 25th January 2017, 9:00am 24cm
Last 7 reports (total): 68cm
Last 14 reports (total): 176cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 485cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 727cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

A very good morning to you and it sure it!

There's another 35+cm of fresh snowfall here in Shiga Kogen. Great stuff.

And it is still snowing, though likely to ease off this morning.

But don't worry, more snow is on the forecast from later on in the day tomorrow and that should continue into Thursday and possibly Friday too.

All good!

And now, here's a message...

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A message from SnowJapan

Firstly, we would again like to thank everyone who has sent in messages this season regarding our daily reports and website in general. We read them all and appreciate the feedback. And we hope that if you have already visited Japan this season, you timed it well with conditions at your chosen destination.

It is perhaps inevitable that some people will compare the daily Now reports from different regions of Japan, and in particularly the observed new snowfall data that is posted on the reports. But if you do that please keep in mind that doing so is not really comparing like-for-like… and it’s certainly not ‘the whole picture’.

By comparing the observed snowfall data, essentially you are comparing how much snow is falling at base areas. While we believe that is a very interesting and useful piece of data - and is in fact the only practical first-hand data that could possibly be consistently recorded once a day – it is only one part of the situation.

Other important information, including the snowfall that ski resorts themselves might be reporting at higher elevations, can be found within the text of the report when available.

That is why we highly recommend that if you really want to get a more complete picture of what is going on in each of the areas covered in our reports, you should go through the individual reports including all the archives.

A few other quick points:

Each report is written independently from the other reports, by different people.

The reports are not ‘connected’ in any way.

For one reporter, a temperature of -2C might be described as ‘cold’. For another reporter, on the same day, a temperature of -2C might be described as ‘relatively warm’.

For one reporter, 15cm of snowfall overnight might be described as ‘a lot’. For another reporter, on the same day, 15cm of snowfall might be described as less exciting.

The person posting Niseko Now is reporting from Niseko, and is not making comparisons with any of the other reports, or considering what is happening elsewhere. (Unless clearly stated of course).

The person posting Hakuba Now is reporting from Hakuba, and the same applies.

While each report is coming to you from the respective resort base areas, some ski resorts have much more ‘vertical’ than others. Some will experience much more of a difference in the amount of snow that falls at base/village level than falls at higher elevations.

And one more very important thing.

If the reporters pretended to be overly-excited about conditions even when they are actually sub-par… not only would that be intentionally misleading, but how would you then know when they really were genuinely excited by excellent conditions?

Being able to clearly distinguish between varying situations is one of the real advantages of not feeling any need to talk up or sugar-coat conditions. Remember, we’re not a glossy travel brochure selling you holidays and tours.

What we are trying to do is to provide our readership with honest, interesting and informative reports. And we will continue to do that.

If you didn’t read the previous general messages that we posted on our daily reports, you can find them here.

Thank you!

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

Most of ski lifts and courses in Shiga Kogen are now open.
Please note that these numbers are the official numbers that ski resorts publish.

Giant
230cm

Higashitateyama
250cm

Ichinose Family
250cm

Ichinose Diamond
250cm

Kumanoyu
310cm

Maruike
220cm

Nishitateyama
250cm

Okushiga Kogen
280cm

Sun Valley
220cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
250cm

Terakoya
250cm

Yakebitaiyama
280cm

Yokoteyama
280cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas of Shiga Kogen plan to be open

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(updated daily during winter)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Tuesday 31st January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 31st January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st January 37cm 1cm 5cm
30th January 1cm 16cm 2cm
29th January 0cm 4cm 0cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
26th January 6cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 24cm 24cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 68cm 45cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 176cm 153cm 63cm
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 - 147cm 214cm
March observed snowfall total - 97cm 119cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 727cm 568cm 756cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
- - - -
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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