Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 15th February 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:18am on Wednesday 15th February 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy and foggy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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wind condition
Light breeze
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Archive report: Posted at 10:18am on Wednesday 15th February 2012
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We have been greeted with a warm morning today again and no new snowfall, but temperatures are on their way down as the day progresses. It is currently 2 C in the valley and we should see a low of -6 C. We are experiencing overcast skies with very limited visibility up top of the resorts with clearings projected for tomorrow and possibly glimpses of the sun.

The melt freeze cycle up on the hills will have created variable conditions as a crust will have formed over areas that were affected by yesterdays warmth. Up on the resorts it is forecast to range from 0 C to -5 C down low and up top a chilly -6 C to -10 C with a wind chill of -17 C. The freezing level will drop and should keep things below melting point through the weekend where we are expecting some new precipitation. Winds are light and breezy coming from the NW and W directions.

The afternoon may see some clearing skies and this trend should continue through the night and into Thursday. Thursday night, clouds are projected to roll back in and precipitate until mid weekend where we will have some more clearing skies accompanied by colder conditions by Sunday.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 15th February 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu reporting no new snowfall this morning. All weekday lifts operating (not Alps No2 and No4 pair)
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 325cm;
Toomi - 180cm;
Iimori - 140cm

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 reporting no new snowfall overnight. All weekdays lifts operating (not Line D).
Official snow depth:
Upper - 235cm
Lower - 130cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from Usagidaira, Central and Kita-one No3 pair lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm;
Sakka - 110cm;
Nakiyama - 100cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 260cm
Champion - 190cm

Hakuba Cortina:
No new snow reported at Cortina this morning. All courses open, just lift 7 closed for weekdays.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 345cm
Lower - 220cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:
200cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 170cm
Lower - 100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
160cm

Hakuba Minekata:
100cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:18am on Wednesday 15th February 2012
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