Minakami Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Minakami Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Minakami (Gunma), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 3:08pm on Monday 1st May 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy with rain showers
Base temp:
13°C

Top temp:
9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain showers
wind condition
Moderate from the North at higher elevations, calm at 650m
visibility condition
Poor visibility up on the resort
This report
Monday 1st May 2017, 3:08pm
0cm
Saturday 15th April 2017, 9:15am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 60cm
Last 14 reports (total): 100cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 0cm

One last final report before Golden Week kicks off here.

Tenjin is still operational with the exception of the cat track to the bottom.

The Minakami Vibes bowl this year was a double running the length of the small lift and it's still holding though they have redistributed the snow on one half to areas that needed it so its half the original size.

It has been raining for the past 18 hours off and on which usually cleans up the snow quite nicely and the Golden Week weather forecast (for what its worth) is clear from tomorrow through Friday.

Just on snow quality, the sunny days forecast mean Spring corn this time of year and unless its cloudy in the morning, it's hard to get enough speed to attack the bowl. On the upside, it's soft if the bowl gets the better of you.

On a general weather note, down low in the nearby village of Yubiso, we just had a Hanami lunch earlier today and the cherry blossoms in Yubiso Park will probably be in full bloom over the next few days.

The road to Ichinokura (walking only) is clear of snow and at Ichinokura itself, the snow walls are 4-5m high.

The photo on this report photo was taken yesterday in better weather.

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Tenjin official snow depth: 230cm

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

At time of this report: Tenjin the last resort standing though the cat track is now closed. The Takakura lift is running with a really cool 2m deep snow channel dug out underneath, however only the run over the backside is open.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st May 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Monday 1st May 2017
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st May 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Monday 1st May 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
1st May 0cm - 0cm
15th April 0cm - -
6th April 0cm - -
24th March 20cm 3cm 15cm
23rd March 15cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 25cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 60cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 100cm 18cm 60cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total - 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total - 595cm 227cm
February observed snowfall total - 452cm 285cm
March observed snowfall total - 130cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st May 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
595cm
[807cm]
452cm
[1259cm]
130cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[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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