Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 9th November 2016

Madarao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:01am on Wednesday 9th November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
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This report
Wednesday 9th November 2016, 11:01am
4cm
Friday 1st April 2016, 7:31am 0cm
Thursday 31st March 2016, 7:34am 0cm
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 8:02am 0cm
Monday 28th March 2016, 8:01am 0cm
Sunday 27th March 2016, 8:03am 0cm
Saturday 26th March 2016, 9:01am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 4cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 4cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:01am on Wednesday 9th November 2016
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

After a long break and a good re-charge, it is nearly winter time once again here in Nagano Prefecture - and time for me to get ready to post my snow reports.

And how about this? Snow on the ground! I was actually down in Iiyama overnight and this morning driving up to Madarao was a bit dicey in my car. You see, I haven't changed to my snow tyres yet, something that I now regret. But the mountain is looking white and there was 4cm on the ground.

It is still really early of course, and this snow will melt away and we'll see more autumn-like warmer days again. So winter surely hasn't set in properly just yet, but it is a good sign.

Madarao Kogen is one of the resorts that usually waits for a decent base and a set opening date in mid December to open up for the season. The official opening date for Madarao Kogen this season is Saturday 17th December. So hopefully by then, hopefully there will be a really good base building up by then. Who knows, how about an early opening? (Just wishing). It's all looking positive though for a good start to the 16-17 season.

15-16 was disappointing in many regions of Japan... here's to a real bounce-back-to-form 16-17 season.

I will post more Madarao Now reports when there is further snowfall, and then the reports will be updating daily once the ski lifts start moving.

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Archive report: Posted at 11:01am on Wednesday 9th November 2016
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

Madarao Kogen plans to open for the 16-17 season on Saturday 17th December

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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Madarao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 9th November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
9th November 4cm - -
1st April 0cm - -
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm -
28th March 0cm 0cm -
27th March 0cm 0cm -
26th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 26cm 45cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total - 99cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total - 161cm 327cm
February observed snowfall total - 124cm 221cm
March observed snowfall total - 99cm 96cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 4cm 483cm 1055cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th November 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Madarao 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 4cm
[4cm]
- - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
99cm
[99cm]
161cm
[260cm]
124cm
[384cm]
99cm
[483cm]
0cm
[483cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 5cm
[5cm]
406cm
[411cm]
327cm
[738cm]
221cm
[959cm]
96cm
[1055cm]
- -
2013/2014 season - 0cm
[0cm]
117cm
[117cm]
267cm
[384cm]
205cm
[589cm]
145cm
[734cm]
- -
2012/2013 season - 0cm
[0cm]
223cm
[223cm]
352cm
[575cm]
355cm
[930cm]
82cm
[1012cm]
0cm
[1012cm]
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  October November December January February March April May
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