Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Monday 21st March 2016

Grandeco Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Bandai (Fukushima), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Monday 21st March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
10m/s NW
Excellent
This report
Monday 21st March 2016, 9:00am
0cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 8:25am 0cm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 8:45am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 24cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 563cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Monday 21st March 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Good morning from Grandeco and it's beautiful blue skies this morning.

Yesterday turned out to be a very busy day at the resort and at times there was quite a wait to get onto the Gondola. With less snow this year especially to the south of Mt Bandai I think many people have been deciding to come up to this area where there's more snow and better conditions.

The official snow depth here has this morning dipped to under 2 meters. It is difficult to expect snowfall with the super blue skies we have this morning.

Of course there was no snowfall last night, but there was some light snow falling yesterday afternoon for a while but could not cover all courses and didn't amount to much.

It is cold this morning, keeping under zero. The courses are a bit hard but it will change later on due to the effects of the sunshine. Waxing is needed for today.

Today is Japanese national holiday, Vernal Equinox Day, but we are still hoping for a decent snowfall around Wednesday-Thursday...

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Lifts operating:

All lifts operating

Courses open:

All courses open except [H] Center 33

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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 9:00am on Monday 21st March 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Grandeco Now reports up until Monday 21st March 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 21st March 2016
2014/2015
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15th March 2cm - -
Previous 7 days total 2cm 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 - - -
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Season observed snowfall total 563cm 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
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2015/2016 season - - 177cm
[177cm]
232cm
[409cm]
130cm
[539cm]
24cm
[563cm]
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