Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Monday 18th April 2016

Grandeco Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Bandai (Fukushima), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:06am on Monday 18th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fair with blue skies
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
10m/s W
Very good
This report
Monday 18th April 2016, 9:06am
0cm
Sunday 17th April 2016, 8:47am 0cm
Saturday 16th April 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Friday 15th April 2016, 10:15am 0cm
Thursday 14th April 2016, 8:57am 0cm
Wednesday 13th April 2016, 9:02am 0cm
Tuesday 12th April 2016, 8:48am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 4cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 570cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:06am on Monday 18th April 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Good morning from Grandeco.

The low pressure has gone and the weather is much better now. There is some wind blowing around this morning but it should be calmer this afternoon.

Weather conditions are now full-on spring and it is increasingly hard to imagine any fresh snow now.

The roads are dry and there is no need snow tires anymore.

Unfortunately, Grandeco ended operating of #2 lift for the season today. If Center Course becomes disconnected, #2 lift will open again instead of #1 lift.
In addition, Lavender B course has closed from today to keep snow for the Rainbow 3500 course upper part.
There's still 3km of course from the gondola peak station to the base available though.

The Snow Park closed for the season.

Nekoma ski resort has announced that they will end their ski season on 24th April.
They will be closed from 19-22th April so that means that the rest of their season is just the 23rd and 24th April.
Grandeco plans to keep going until courses become unavailable.
After 25th April, Grandeco will be the only open ski resort in Fukushima Prefecture.

According to the forecast, it will be fair / cloudy and warm temperature for a few days.
Sakura cherry blossoms in Inawashiro area (South part of Mt. Bandai) are now start blooming.
Most people are start to think about going for trips to warm places, but Grandeco will continue the ski season for the people who love to ride on snow!

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Lifts operating:

Gondola
Number 1 quad

Courses that remain open:

[A-a] Rainbow 3500
[A-b] Rainbow 3500 (approx. 1km long and connecting to the Center course)
[C] Center (approx. 2km)

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Snow and weather forecast:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Grandeco

Archive report: Posted at 9:06am on Monday 18th April 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

The Gondola and No.1 quad lifts are operating.
Other lifts are now closed for the season.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Grandeco Now reports up until Monday 18th April 2016
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Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Grandeco Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 18th April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
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17th April 0cm - -
16th April 0cm - -
15th April 0cm - -
14th April 0cm - -
13th April 0cm - -
12th April 2cm - -
Previous 7 days total 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 177cm - -
January observed snowfall total 232cm - -
February observed snowfall total 130cm - -
March observed snowfall total 27cm - -
April observed snowfall total 4cm - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 570cm 0cm 0cm
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Grandeco Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - 177cm
[177cm]
232cm
[409cm]
130cm
[539cm]
27cm
[566cm]
4cm
[570cm]
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