Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 14th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:49am on Saturday 14th January 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Broken clouds and some snow showers clearing throughout the day.
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight
Variable
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Archive report: Posted at 7:49am on Saturday 14th January 2012
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Good morning everyone, this morning we have overcast skies and slight snowfall as the sun rose. The clouds should lift mid day increasing visibility on the slopes. Yesterday we saw a delightful blanket of new snow that made for silky groomer runs.

The valley accumulated 5cm of new snow since yesterday with a low temperature of -6.5 C. It is expected to warm to 1C as the weather clears throughout the day today. Up on the slopes it is expected to range from -3 C to -7 C with a wind chill making it feel like upto -12 C. The freezing level remains low and will only rise to 250 m.
There are light breezes from the W and WNW at 3 m/s throughout the day.

The resorts have recorded between 10 cm and 40 cm of new snowfall since yesterday and are expecting trace new throughout the day. There is currently variable visibility up on the slopes, but that should clear up as the day progresses.

Sunday is expecting some clouds and slight snow showers before clearing up into the beginning of the next week.

Have a fun weekend!

Official snow depths and operations @ Saturday 14th January 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
15cm of new snowfall on the upper slopes and 5cm on lower slopes this morning. All lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 235cm;
Toomi - 105cm;
Iimori - 105cm.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 reporting 15cm of fresh snow this morning. All lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 203cm
Lower - 93cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
All scheduled lifts apart from top Grad lift operating.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 150cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 255cm
Champion - 170cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Cortina delivers the goods again with 40cm of fresh on the upper slopes, 30cm lower.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 270cm
Lower - 195cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:
165cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 135cm
Lower - 70cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
100cm

Hakuba Minekata:
90cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:49am on Saturday 14th January 2012
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