Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light NNE
Good to limited
This report
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 8:45am
0cm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:36am 0cm
Monday 21st March 2016, 8:41am 0cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 8:38am 0cm
Friday 18th March 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Thursday 17th March 2016, 8:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 29cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 313cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

And after that beautiful - and happily rather cold - day yesterday. One of those fine feel-good days, just a few clouds turning up in the afternoon, probably to enjoy the views.

This morning there's a lot more cloud around. From where I am here in the village I can see a thick bank of cloud covering all but the lower areas of resorts. Looks like if you head higher up you might be in the middle of that lot with limited visibility. Early on this morning that is, it may well clear.

Might we see some snowfall later today/tonight, or tomorrow? Forecasts aren't agreeing on the details but it does seem there's a chance, but as I think I said before I wouldn't expect much. Would be good though.

Lots of sun is currently forecast for the coming weekend.

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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 8:40am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
All courses at Hakuba 47 remain open.
The Tree Riding Zone is closed.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 175cm
Base: 65cm

Hakuba Goryu:
All courses open apart from Snow Diving, Adventure, Cosmo River, Sunny Way and Straight Whisky.
The Toomi area will be open until 9:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 231cm
Toomi: 95cm
Iimori: 40cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Happo Banks and Kurobishi Off Piste Area closed this morning.
The lower Kokusai, Shirakaba North and Central Course areas are closed; other sections of the lower areas are only part available due to insufficient snow.
Upper mountain remains all open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 150cm
Nakiyama: 30cm
Sakka: 5cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Courses that remain open: Ikenota, Mt Hieda Forest, Mt Hieda 1, Itadaira, Ipponmatsu.
Nighta has now finished for the season.
Official snow depth:
Top: 135cm
Base: 55cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All courses open except: part Champion area.
The top Tsugaike Ropeway is now open for spring season (extra charge required).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 208cm
Maruyama: 45cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 25cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Just the 5 line and Gondola lifts remain open.
Open courses: by1, Sunny and Paradise (part), South, Gezan (part)
Official snow depth:
Upper: 90cm
Lower: 20cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Open courses: Hakunori Family, Wakaguri Central, Rabbit and Wakaguri Rinkan.
Official snow depth:
50cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Sanosaka has now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 23rd March 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 Wednesday 23rd March 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 Wednesday 23rd March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
23rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 25cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 10cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 94cm 51cm
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 29cm 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 313cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 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]
29cm
[313cm]
- -
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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