Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 15th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Wednesday 15th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, cloud, sun
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NNE
visibility condition
Going to be a lovely clear day
This report
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:38am
0cm
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 8:48am 0cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 8:51am 22cm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 8:48am 18cm
Friday 10th February 2017, 8:49am 17cm
Thursday 9th February 2017, 8:37am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 96cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 96cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 403cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Wednesday 15th February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Hakuba.

After that lovely start to the day yesterday, cloud moved in during the afternoon with light snow falling at higher elevations. The forecast was right, though while a few resorts are reporting a few cm of fresh on mountain there's no fresh cm down at base.

It is a cold start to this morning. There is actually a fair amount of cloud still up there, but also a lot of blue sky and the sun is out at the moment. A nice start to the day and first tracks should be very nice.

The forecast for today is sun with temperatures perhaps rising to just over zero later on.

Tomorrow really does look like it is going to warm up. One local forecast says it'll be as high as 8C in the afternoon in the village. We can only hope that isn't the case!

But still, it doesn't appear that the unseasonal warmth will last too long with temperatures dropping and snowfall due from sometime Friday. Perhaps some rain before that happens at lower elevations.

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Resort news as of 8:35am on Wednesday 15th February 2017:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 285cm
Base: 150cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0-3cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 345cm
Toomi: 180cm
Iimori: 140cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 255cm
Kurobishi: 260cm
Lower: 160cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 330cm
Han-no-ki: 325cm
Maruyama: 160cm
Oya-no-hara: 180cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 170cm

Hakuba Cortina:
The resort is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Official snow depth:
Top: 360cm
Base: 249cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 210cm
Base: 120cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 260cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 210cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 145cm

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Planned nighta operations - be sure to check with resorts for latest:

Hakuba Goryu:
Planned to be open daily from 6pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Planned at the Katamatsu-Shirakaba area February 18th; March 4th, 11th, 18th, 19th (6pm until 9pm)

Hakuba Cortina:
Planned to be open daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)

Hakuba Happo-one:
Planned to be open daily until 9pm on the Nakiyama area.

Kashimayari:
Planned to be open daily.

There is no night skiing at the other resorts in the area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Wednesday 15th February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts in the valley should be opening as normal this morning

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 15th February 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba 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 Wednesday 15th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th February 0cm 0cm 20cm
14th February 0cm 0cm 20cm
13th February 0cm 0cm 5cm
12th February 22cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 18cm 0cm 1cm
10th February 17cm 34cm 20cm
9th February 1cm 5cm 7cm
Previous 7 days total 58cm 39cm 73cm
Previous 14 days total 96cm 54cm 76cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 242cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total 96cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 403cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba 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 - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
96cm
[403cm]
- - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
[618cm]
1cm
[619cm]
0cm
[619cm]
2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
0cm
[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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