Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th February 2007

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:15am on Wednesday 7th February 2007
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Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Wednesday 7th February 2007
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Partially cloudy skies and light south easterly winds are the weather conditions in Hakuba today. Winds will change through the day to more of a 'Moderate Northerly'. The temperature is presently mild at +1 C and could rise slightly through the day to a max of +3 C in the valley. There is no real precipitation to speak of for the next couple of days, a few possible dribs and drabs that will probably not amount to much. A low pressure system, however, seems to be building up north and will most likely bring snow from Friday. So look forward to good powder riding come the week end.


The Hira Kawa Snow Study Plot (830m a.s.l.) 0700 hr. reading is:

Sky: Broken clouds
Temperature: Present: -0.5 C
Maximum: 11.0 C
Minimum: -3.5 C
Wind at surface: Calm
Winds aloft: Light, possibly moderate from south-east
Precipitation: Nil
Barometer and trend: 925 hPa and steady
Height of new snow in 24 hours (HN24): 0 cm
Total depth of snowpack (HS): 81 cm
Foot penetration: 20 cm
Surface: melt/freeze
Density of surface snow: not measure
Crust: 1 cm
Above tree line: Moderate

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Low

N.B. hazard will increase with day time warming. The forecast high in the valley is 3 C.

Travel Advisory:
The past couple of days of warm temperatures have done much to settle the snow pack. Today's high temperature is forecast to be 3C. Be aware of what the temperature really is and not just the "apparent" temperature. Use a thermometer not your skin and subjective judgement. The buried surface hoar referred to a few days ago has not gone away. Remember it was not the first person on the slope that triggered the Hiyodori Mine avalanche of 2007-02-04. There is a reason there are no trees on/in certain features (e.g. gullies). If in doubt stay on the ridges and not in the gullies.

Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Wednesday 7th February 2007
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts running. Some of the 137 lifts in the Hakuba valley may not be running due to the fact that they are reduntant.

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