Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th March 2016

Grandeco Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Bandai (Fukushima), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:08am on Friday 18th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
No wind
Excellent
This report
Friday 18th March 2016, 9:08am
0cm
Thursday 17th March 2016, 8:34am 0cm
Wednesday 16th March 2016, 9:20am 0cm
Tuesday 15th March 2016, 8:48am 2cm
Monday 14th March 2016, 9:10am 2cm
Sunday 13th March 2016, 9:34am 0cm
Saturday 12th March 2016, 9:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 24cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 563cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:08am on Friday 18th March 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Lovely blue skies above the region this morning. Once again the white snow on the ground and blue skies makes for a beautiful morning in the Bandai area.

A perfect morning for skiing and snowboarding (well, weather wise - fresh powder would make it perfect!)

There was no snowfall last night and unfortunately it looks likely that it will be raining tomorrow.

According to the forecast, the rain might change into snow by Sunday morning and will continue falling through Monday.

Even with the less snow than usual, it's good that most of the resort remains open - all courses except Center 33 are still open.

Monday 21st is a national holiday in Japan and so the weekend should be a pretty busy one.

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Lifts operating:

All lifts operating

Courses open:

All courses open except [H] Center 33 and the Snow Park

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Snow and weather forecast:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Grandeco

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Ski resorts around Mt. Bandai are announcing their planned closing dates:

Listel Ski Fantasia - already closed (on 12 March).

Numajiri / Inawashiro resort / Inawashiro and Minero ski resorts - until 21st March

Alts Bandai / Urabandai ski resorts - until 27th March.

After 27th, resorts that remain open in the region will be Grandeco, Nekoma and Minowa.

Nekoma will be closed between 19th-21th and 26th-28 Apr but these resorts all plan to be open until 5th May ---- but whether they can do that or not will totally depend on the snow levels of course, which are less than usual and less than expected. We'll just have to see how things develop over the coming weeks.

Archive report: Posted at 9:08am on Friday 18th March 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating

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Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent Grandeco Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th March 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Grandeco Now reports up until Friday 18th March 2016
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Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Grandeco Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Friday 18th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
18th March 0cm - -
17th March 0cm - -
16th March 0cm - -
15th March 2cm - -
14th March 2cm - -
13th March 0cm - -
12th March 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 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 24cm - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 563cm 0cm 0cm
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Grandeco 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
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - 177cm
[177cm]
232cm
[409cm]
130cm
[539cm]
24cm
[563cm]
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  October November December January February March April May
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