Light snowfalls continued through yesterday and eased a little overnight. As usual after the briefest moments of sunshine early on the snow is falling again currently. The low pressure system in the Sea of Okhotsk has remained almost stationary for about a week now and is continuing to direct N-NW winds over us with ongoing cool temps and snowfalls.
There is speculation that the large snowfalls we are receiving this season are in some part due to the less than normal ice cover over the Sea of Okhotsk. The lack of ice is allowing more evapouration into the airstream being directed over us and thus more snow. If this is the effect global warming is going to have on our winters, I say bring it on! Read more ...
Wednesday 25th January 2006, 10:01am
After a cold, starry night, we awoke to clear blue skies and mild winds. Tempretures are still below zero although the sun is out and it looks to be another beautiful day!
** AVALANCHE WARNING HIGH** Avalanche Danger HIGH above tree line Avalanche Danger CONSIDERABLE below tree line
Watch for instabilities around buried rain crust. Over 120cm on snow on top of the rain crust on leeward slopes.
Compression test - easy to moderate/under rain crust.
Be increasingly cautious as solar radiation intensifies on south-facing leeward slopes. Read more ...
Shiga Kogen Now!
Wednesday 25th January 2006, 18:15pm
Blue skies, some cloud
Today was one of those days when the forecast doesn't promise much but it turns out to be a fantastic day on the slopes. For the most part it was sunny with some blue skies and clouds hanging on. The snow conditions out there were excellent as well with a bit more since yesterday.
We took a lot of photos out there today and so look for a gallery update in the next few days... Read more ...