Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 22nd April 2016

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:50am on Friday 22nd April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight northerly
Limited
This report
Friday 22nd April 2016, 7:50am
0cm
Thursday 21st April 2016, 7:42am 0cm
Wednesday 20th April 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Tuesday 19th April 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Monday 18th April 2016, 8:44am 0cm
Sunday 17th April 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Saturday 16th April 2016, 8:52am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 2cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 321cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:50am on Friday 22nd April 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from here in Hakuba.

It was a decent morning but rain started falling early in the afternoon yesterday, as expected.

And as can only be expected, the rain hasn't done the snow conditions -- and indeed the amount of snow still remaining -- any favours unfortunately.

There's lots of cloud around this morning with fog as well. And while we were hoping for things to be dry, light rain is still with us early morning unfortunately. Hopefully things will dry up fairly quickly though.

Lifts either seem to be shrouded in low visibility conditions and cloud.

The forecast actually says that we may well be seeing some sun during the day today, and similarly tomorrow.

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Thanks to my friend up in Niseko for providing an explanation of Golden Week in his Niseko Now reports on SnowJapan:

'Golden Week' is fast approaching.

So what exactly is Golden Week? For those of you who don't know, Golden Week is a number of national holidays that happen close to each other giving lots of people a nice holiday in late April and early May. Most tourist spots get very busy as a result!

Depending on what days they fall, some years it is a considerably long period. This year, the actual national holidays are 'Showa Day' on Friday 29th April, 'Constitution Day' on Tuesday 3rd May, 'Greenery Day' on Wednesday 4th May and 'Children's Day' on Thursday May 5th. This means that this year Golden Week looks like this:

* Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May (3 day long weekend)
* Tuesday 3rd May - Thursday 5th May (3 day holiday mid-week)
* Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May (normal weekend)

No doubt some folk will be taking Monday 2nd May and Friday 6th May as a holiday as well giving them a 10 day break. Nice.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 7:40am on Friday 22nd April 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
The following courses are now closed: Upper part of Route 1, Route 3, Route 4 and Route 6.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 55cm
Base: 25cm

Hakuba Goryu:
The top area of Goryu - Panorama, Grand Prix and Super courses - remain open.
The lower main Toomi and Iimori areas are now closed.
Get the Gondola back down to base.
Official snow depth
Alps: 125cm
Toomi: -cm
Iimori: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
All lower areas of the resort are now closed.
The upper Riesen Grat Course, Usagidaira and Kurobishi areas remain open; Skyline and Panorama are now just part open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 80cm
Nakiyama: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The top Tsuga-no-mori and Upper Han-no-ki areas remain open.
All other courses are now closed.
The top Tsugaike Ropeway is open for spring season (note: extra charge required).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 100cm
Maruyama: -cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

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Other resorts are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 7:50am on Friday 22nd April 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report for more details on resorts that remain open

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LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily until the end, some will become less than daily now that we are in April.

Once the season has finished everywhere, we will be adding a general season wrap up to each of the reports, where we will also answer questions and comments that we regularly get sent. Some do keep on coming back! The end of season message will be up at the end of Golden Week in early May.

Thank you for reading.
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd April 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 22nd April 2016
(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 Friday 22nd April 2016
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Friday 22nd April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total 82cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 35cm 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total 2cm 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 321cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd April 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[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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