Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 6th April 2017

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 6th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear, sunny, warm
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Good
This report
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
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 9:05am 0cm
Sunday 19th March 2017, 8:43am 5cm
Friday 17th March 2017, 8:38am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 80cm
Last 14 reports (total): 120cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1389cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 6th April 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Just back from a week's holiday and have returned to real Spring in the mountains. At noon yesterday it hit 17C down in the village and heard stories from mountaineers of massive avalanches rolling down the backside of Mount Tanigawa.

Today sees more of the same with bright blue skies and warm temps early on.

Hodaigi is still running three lifts which include the 1km long beginner piste and the quad chair to the top of the resort however they will close for the season on Monday, as Okutone also plan to do (after extending their season until Sunday 9th).

That will leave Tenjin as the only show in town. The base up top is still 4.6m and this weekend will see the resort host the Minakami Vibes festival with work nearly complete on their goal of producing "The biggest bowl in the World". They may not attain this lofty ambition but it does appear as though it will be the biggest bowl ever for Tenjin and we have had big ones in the past.

Once the event is through the bowl usually stays well maintained for about a week but they will go into park production mode from Monday. This ought to keep things interesting as the melt gradually progresses.

On the forecast is big rain tonight and from tomorrow it looks like a roll of the dice. The mountain forecast is for light rain or rain showers over the weekend but the town forecast looks far better so who knows which weather pattern will prevail. The weekend forecast though has improved from yesterday when all out rain was on the menu.

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Fresh snowfall:

0cm Tenjin

Temps at 8am

Official snow depth:

460cm Tenjin
170cm Hodaigi
110cm Okutone

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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.

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 6th April 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin, Hodaigi and Okutone all open - Hodaigi closing from Monday and likely that Okutone will do the same.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 6th April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Thursday 6th April 2017
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 6th April 2017
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 Thursday 6th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
6th April 0cm - -
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
Previous 7 days total 80cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 120cm 18cm 60cm
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 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 Thursday 6th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
595cm
[807cm]
452cm
[1259cm]
130cm
[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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