Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:05am on Saturday 9th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow should ease off
wind condition
Light winds with moderate gusts
visibility condition
Average and looking poor higher in the mountains
This report
Saturday 9th December 2017, 10:05am
5cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 15:08pm 0cm
Saturday 15th April 2017, 9:15am 0cm
Thursday 6th April 2017, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 24th March 2017, 9:01am 20cm
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 8:41am 15cm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 9:43am 25cm
Last 7 reports (total): 65cm
Last 14 reports (total): 90cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 5cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 5cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:05am on Saturday 9th December 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

After a soggy green season here in Minakami, which I hope you enjoyed wherever you were, the winds of Winter have arrived.

I spent a few weeks in tropical climes and missed the first big dumps of the season but I heard they were impressive and they put a nice white coat over the Tanigawa range.

Since then, clear weather has been the theme, with the exception of a couple of modest snow falls including one last night. It's still lightly snowing here this morning, temps are just below zero and conditions are overcast.

Perfect weather to incubate a fledgling snow pack.

Tenjindaira ski resort will officially open this morning at 10am, Hodaigi is planning to open next weekend and the forecasters are calling for snow from Tuesday to Thursday.

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Please note that the snowfall numbers posted in this report will be observed from close to the base Tenjindaira Ropeway station - which is often much more than in the central town area of Minakami. More on that later.

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Planned opening dates at ski resorts in Minakami - subject to change:

Already (part) open:
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira

As soon as there is enough snow:
Okutone Snow Park

Saturday 16th December 2017:
Minakami Hodaigi

Wednesday 20th December 2017:
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami

Friday 22nd December 2017:
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

Saturday 23rd December 2017:
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Oana

Late December:
Akasawa

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Resort Spotlights with more detail:

Norn Minakami
Okutone Snow Park

Archive report: Posted at 10:05am on Saturday 9th December 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjintoge lift open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Saturday 9th December 2017
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th December 2017
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)
  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 9th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
9th December 5cm 0cm -
1st May 0cm - 0cm
15th April 0cm - -
6th April 0cm - -
24th March 20cm 3cm 15cm
23rd March 15cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 25cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 65cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 90cm 18cm 45cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 5cm 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total - 595cm 227cm
February observed snowfall total - 452cm 285cm
March observed snowfall total - 130cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 5cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th December 2017
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
2017/2018 season - - 5cm
[5cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
595cm
[807cm]
452cm
[1259cm]
130cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[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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