Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Friday 9th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:50am on Friday 9th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
No wind
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Friday 9th December 2016, 10:50am
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Monday 4th April 2016, 9:28am 0cm
Friday 1st April 2016, 10:03am 0cm
Thursday 31st March 2016, 10:12am 0cm
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 10:07am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 18cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 0cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:50am on Friday 9th December 2016
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Greetings from Minakami!

The 2016-17 Minakami snow season is imminent but still not underway.

Up around the Tenjin/Tanigawa area there is quite a lot of snow on the ground and with the Ropeway running, there have been some locals out to hike cheeky lines. Other resorts are a ways off. On a 'normal year' the significant dumps usually begin around December 20th so fingers crossed. We are actually hoping for some snowfall this weekend.

Take a look back at previous seasons below or on the new Snowfall Analysis page. And be sure to also check out the new resort introductions on the pages listed below.

In the meantime, a photo below of Ichinokura taken yesterday afternoon. It's slightly higher than the base of the Tenjindaira Ski Resort.

Planned opening dates of ski resorts in Minakami

As soon as there is enough snow:
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawa Tenjindaira

Saturday 17th December:
Norn Minakami

Thursday 22nd December:
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

Friday 23rd December:
Akasawa
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Oh-ana

Archive report: Posted at 10:50am on Friday 9th December 2016
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

No Minakami resorts currently operating

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 9th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Friday 9th December 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 9th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami 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 Friday 9th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
9th December 0cm - 0cm
8th April 0cm - -
5th April 0cm - -
4th April 0cm 0cm -
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 0cm - -
30th March 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 18cm 45cm 45cm
November observed snowfall total - - 0cm
December observed snowfall total 0cm 154cm 225cm
January observed snowfall total - 227cm 246cm
February observed snowfall total - 285cm 378cm
March observed snowfall total - 78cm 152cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 744cm 1001cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 9th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami 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 - - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - -
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
Minakami Now reports before Friday 9th December 2016
Minakami Now reports from the same period last season
Minakami Now archived reporting
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