Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 9th November 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:54am on Wednesday 9th November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Almost on the edge of fog here
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow continues to fall. The graupel (soft hail) early in the morning has turned to lighter flakes as the wind is shifting more eastward
wind condition
Light to moderate winds; some gusting at times
Fair to poor
This report
Wednesday 9th November 2016, 9:54am
5cm
Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 14:19pm 0cm
Monday 11th April 2016, 7:53am 1cm
Saturday 9th April 2016, 10:09am 0cm
Monday 4th April 2016, 8:55am 0cm
Sunday 3rd April 2016, 9:39am 0cm
Saturday 2nd April 2016, 10:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 5cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 5cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:54am on Wednesday 9th November 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

It's still more than a month until the ski areas have their scheduled openings (and all you people making early-season reservations: it's iffy until around Christmas, and often not so great even then), but it is snowing, so I have to make a report!

We're got about 5cm on the ground of good, heavy, wet, early-season snow, and it's coming down pretty steadily at the moment. The forecast is for up to about 10cm, which looks about right. The roads are pretty wet, so all of us who haven't put on our snow tires are still OK (although I did see some tire tracks for someone who couldn't make it up the long slope up to the ski area, and decided to turn around).

Does it really predict the season ahead? Probably not, but there's something special about that snow smell, and the first minus temperature on the car's display (hey, it's the first "on the ground" data I get every day). It's also amazing to see the jungle of sasa — the grass bamboo — getting flattened down almost immediately. If you visit here in the summer, you know how green and lush it is. Then we all forget when everything is under meters of snow )and the reverse, too. We forget how green it gets when everything is white for a long time).

Not a lot of changes to report locally. The lift ticket prices were released, and there's only a tiny increase in the rates. So we remain a true bargain; great value for your snow dollar. Or yen.

I suspect it will be a few weeks before I'm back with any snow news, but you never know. But, yes, that first snowfall does make things exciting....

Archive report: Posted at 9:54am on Wednesday 9th November 2016
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

Hang on for another month. And a little more.

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 9th November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
9th November 5cm 0cm -
3rd May 0cm - -
11th April 1cm - -
9th April 0cm - 0cm
4th April 0cm 0cm -
3rd April 0cm - 0cm
2nd April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 51cm 30cm 10cm
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December observed snowfall total - 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 5cm 878cm 1558cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th November 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 5cm
[5cm]
- - - - - -
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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