Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:19pm on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Thought it would be sunny; wind and clouds for now
Base temp:
25°C

Top temp:
20°C
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No rain now
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It's really blowing out there. Doors are slamming through the house.
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Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 46cm
Current month (May 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 878cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:19pm on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Time to close out the season.... which sort of petered out there at the end without me actually knowing when our last operating resort (Seki Onsen) finally gave up.

Akakan and Seki had planned to keep going until May 5, but there was no possible way to do that (as that snow disappeared about two weeks ago). I sat at home watching the slopes above the ski areas literally turn from white to brown over less than a week, thanks to some strong, warm winds - which continues to blow, for that matter!

How to sum up this season?

Look to the next, is the conclusion, I think!

We just went through an El Niño of the kind we haven’t seen for a long time - not in my 20 years in Myoko, anyway. The fear is that this is the trend for the future (we’ll ignore all the politics and such behind that, though), but on that point, who knows? Some say the changes in climate could bring rougher weather, and even maybe more snow.

It’s going to be better next year; that’s my only prediction.

But that also means I need to overhaul that regular visitor to these reports, my mighty snowthrower. I think I refilled the tank twice this season, and the disuse means both that the battery died (it was getting old anyway), and there’s lots of rust to take on over the summer. Hopefully he’ll be out there more daily, and showing up in these reports, more often in 2016-2017.

See you in a few months!

PS Forgot: the Myoko Sky Cable gondola at Akakan is running this week! And it starts up again in July. Have to check on the Suginohara gondola, which did run last summer/autumn.

Archive report: Posted at 2:19pm on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski and snowboard season is over.
Myoko Sky Cable gondola, Akakura Kanko, running this week - and back in July

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 3rd May 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
3rd May 0cm - -
11th April 1cm - -
9th April 0cm - 0cm
4th April 0cm 0cm -
3rd April 0cm - 0cm
2nd April 0cm - 0cm
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 46cm 45cm 10cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 140cm 561cm 219cm
January observed snowfall total 267cm 525cm 377cm
February observed snowfall total 326cm 317cm 242cm
March observed snowfall total 144cm 155cm 245cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 0cm 10cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 878cm 1558cm 1113cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 3rd May 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Myoko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
140cm
[140cm]
267cm
[407cm]
326cm
[733cm]
144cm
[877cm]
1cm
[878cm]
0cm
[878cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
561cm
[561cm]
525cm
[1086cm]
317cm
[1403cm]
155cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
2013/2014 season - 20cm
[20cm]
219cm
[239cm]
377cm
[616cm]
242cm
[858cm]
245cm
[1103cm]
10cm
[1113cm]
0cm
[1113cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
17cm
[17cm]
334cm
[351cm]
508cm
[859cm]
424cm
[1283cm]
76cm
[1359cm]
11cm
[1370cm]
0cm
[1370cm]
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