Minakami Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Minakami Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Minakami (Gunma), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Friday 24th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Light winds from the NE
visibility condition
Average to poor
This report
Friday 24th March 2017, 9:01am
20cm
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 8:41am 15cm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 9:43am 25cm
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 9:05am 0cm
Sunday 19th March 2017, 8:43am 5cm
Friday 17th March 2017, 8:38am 15cm
Wednesday 15th March 2017, 11:04am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 85cm
Last 14 reports (total): 120cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 130cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1389cm

Woke early this morning to more fresh snow. It's falling heavily right now but was moderate earlier on and it looks like it didn't snow all night long. Zero here at the base so colder than the past few days and this snow doesn't look like letting up. They will open Tenjin from 9am. If you are heading to the mountains this weekend its elevation that will deliver the goods. The higher your ski spot, the better and more plentiful the snow and Tenjin has tons of it. If this keeps up for another few hours we will hit a 5m base.

Tenjin will open at 7am this weekend and Hodaigi will be getting this too.

Photo was taken yesterday in the backcountry of Tenjin/Tanigawadake, really good conditions.

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Fresh snowfall:

20cm Tenjin

Temps at 8am

Official snow depth:

480cm Tenjin
250cm Hodaigi
210cm Okutone

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Resorts in Minakami (forecasts available from each page):

Akasawa
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Norn Minakami
Oh-ana
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawa Tenjindaira
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

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*** Please note that the fresh snowfall number being reported on this report is taken from the ‘base area’ of Tenjindaira - which is just by the top station of the Ropeway at that resort. Other snowfall numbers and commentary will be mentioned within each report when available.

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All Minakami resorts open

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Thursday 23rd March 2017
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PLEASE NOTE
The fresh snowfall number being reported on this report is taken from the ‘base area’ of Tenjindaira - which is just by the top station of the Ropeway at that resort. Other snowfall numbers and commentary will be mentioned within each report when available.
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Friday 24th March 2017
(View more analysis here)
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 24th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th March 20cm 3cm 15cm
23rd March 15cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 25cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 0cm - 0cm
19th March 5cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 15cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 5cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 85cm 3cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 120cm 13cm 72cm
November observed snowfall total - - 0cm
December observed snowfall total 212cm 154cm 225cm
January observed snowfall total 595cm 227cm 246cm
February observed snowfall total 452cm 285cm 378cm
March observed snowfall total 130cm 78cm 152cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1389cm 744cm 1001cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
595cm
[807cm]
452cm
[1259cm]
130cm
[1389cm]
- -
2015/2016 season - - 154cm
[154cm]
227cm
[381cm]
285cm
[666cm]
78cm
[744cm]
0cm
[744cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
225cm
[225cm]
246cm
[471cm]
378cm
[849cm]
152cm
[1001cm]
0cm
[1001cm]
0cm
[1001cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
20cm
[20cm]
159cm
[179cm]
203cm
[382cm]
295cm
[677cm]
159cm
[836cm]
0cm
[836cm]
0cm
[836cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
6cm
[6cm]
105cm
[111cm]
144cm
[255cm]
131cm
[386cm]
31cm
[417cm]
30cm
[447cm]
0cm
[447cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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Minakami Now reports from the same period last season
Minakami Now archived reporting
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