Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:52am on Wednesday 7th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It's gotten foggy in the last 20 minutes or so, after almost looking like it might clear up
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Very light snow
wind condition
Almost no wind
visibility condition
Getting worse with the fog
This report
Wednesday 7th December 2016, 7:52am
25cm
Wednesday 30th November 2016, 9:44am 5cm
Tuesday 29th November 2016, 6:58am 1cm
Friday 25th November 2016, 10:30am 1cm
Wednesday 9th November 2016, 9:54am 5cm
Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 14:19pm 0cm
Monday 11th April 2016, 7:53am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 25cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 37cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Wednesday 7th December 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

The first real snow of the year!

We knew something was ahead yesterday when the day started with the rumbling of thunder high above the mountains, one of the signs of snow ahead (actually, I hear it's from graupel—soft hail—high up in the clouds bouncing around and generating static electricity). We got about 25 centimeters, my snow ruler tells me. It's wet, it's sticky, but everything's white and that is good.

The official (snow permitting) area openings are coming up:

Akakura Kanko: Dec. 16
Akakura Onsen: Dec. 10
Ikenotaira Onsen: Dec. 17
Myoko Suginohara: Dec. 23
Seki Onsen: Dec. 23
Myoko Ski Park: Dec. 18
Kyukamura RunRun: Dec. 17
Tangram Ski Circus: Dec. 17
Madarao Kogen: Dec. 17

This is some good, moist, early-season snow, which hopefully will make a nice base for further snowfalls.

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Wednesday 7th December 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

See the opening schedule (not yet!)

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Myoko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Wednesday 7th December 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Myoko 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 Wednesday 7th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
7th December 25cm - 40cm
30th November 5cm - -
29th November 1cm - -
25th November 1cm - -
9th November 5cm 0cm -
3rd May 0cm - -
11th April 1cm - -
Previous 7 days total 38cm 10cm 101cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 10cm 101cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 25cm 140cm 561cm
January observed snowfall total - 267cm 525cm
February observed snowfall total - 326cm 317cm
March observed snowfall total - 144cm 155cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 37cm 878cm 1558cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Myoko 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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 12cm
[12cm]
25cm
[37cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
Myoko Now reports before Wednesday 7th December 2016
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