Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 10th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:27am on Saturday 10th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Light wind at the base, 3m/s up top
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 10th December 2016, 9:27am
15cm
Friday 9th December 2016, 10:50am 0cm
Friday 8th April 2016, 6:47am 0cm
Tuesday 5th April 2016, 12:45pm 0cm
Monday 4th April 2016, 9:28am 0cm
Friday 1st April 2016, 10:03am 0cm
Thursday 31st March 2016, 10:12am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 33cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 15cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 15cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:27am on Saturday 10th December 2016
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Tenjindaira announced yesterday that the season begins today with plans to just run the small middle lift. They may be able to open more shortly though as there is 15cm of snow accumulated at the base overnight and it's snowing heavily still this morning.

Not sure whether central Minakami town is getting this weather but Okutone is also opening today and a peak at their website shows they did get some of this snow. They are running about 2/3 of the mountain and also have a new lift running 800m above the previous peak so stoked to check that out at some point. Okutone is the go to mountain if weather shuts down everything in Minakami.

Currently part open

Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawa Tenjindaira

Planned opening dates of ski resorts in Minakami

As soon as there is enough snow:
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara

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 9:27am on Saturday 10th December 2016
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjindaira Ropeway is running, as is the Tenjindaira Lift, Okutone opened today as well.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 10th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Saturday 10th December 2016
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 10th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 10th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
10th December 15cm - -
9th December 0cm - 0cm
8th April 0cm - -
5th April 0cm - -
4th April 0cm 0cm -
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 15cm 0cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 33cm 45cm 45cm
November observed snowfall total - - 0cm
December observed snowfall total 15cm 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 15cm 744cm 1001cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 10th 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 - - 15cm
[15cm]
- - - - -
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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