Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 18th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair-poor
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Friday 18th January 2013, 9:10am
10cm
Thursday 17th January 2013, 9:29am 10cm
Wednesday 16th January 2013, 9:36am 0cm
Tuesday 15th January 2013, 9:03am 20cm
Monday 14th January 2013, 9:41am 10cm
Sunday 13th January 2013, 9:55am 0cm
Saturday 12th January 2013, 7:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 78cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 310cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 18th January 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Yesterday we ended up actually seeing the sun for short periods in the afternoon as the general cloudiness eased off somewhat.

Clouds obviously moved back over Hakuba overnight though because....

You want more snow? We got it!

Yes, more snowfall in Hakuba to report this morning. There's around 5-10cm of new snow nestled around village areas. The Hakuba Goryu resort is reporting 10cm on the lower slopes and 25cm of fresh snowfall on upper slopes this morning. Over to the north at Hakuba Cortina, they have up to 30cm of fresh snow this morning.

It's snowing in the village as I write this and very grey and cloudy again. Pretty cold at around -6C, and around -13C above 1400m. Windy too and those winds are blowing the snow around somewhat this morning making visibility pretty poor even down in the village. As far as I can tell though the wind is not affecting lift operations at the resorts at the moment, we seem to be open as normal though there may be a few lifts running at reduced speed.

A quick look at the webcams from around the resorts shows generally poor visibility on the mountain as expected.

Let's take a look at the forecasts. We can expect the current snowfall to ease off by tomorrow. Mixed messages on different forecasts for tomorrow but the general consensus seems to be less likelihood of snow and generally cloud. Some tell us to expect sun over the weekend. We'll see. Temperatures should keep cold though.

I think it's safe to say that it should be great conditions over the weekend. Hope you can come and enjoy it.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 18th January 2013 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
10cm on lower slopes and 25cm of new snow on upper slopes reported by Hakuba Goryu this morning.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 290cm;
Toomi - 140cm;
Iimori - 100cm

Hakuba 47:
15cm of new snow reported by Hakuba 47 this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 225cm
Lower - 165cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 110cm
Sakka - 110cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 280cm
Lower slopes - 125cm

Hakuba Cortina:
20-30cm new snow reported by Hakuba Cortina since yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 295cm
Lower slopes - 180cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 160cm
Lower slopes - 70cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
110cm

Hakuba Minekata:
90cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 18th January 2013
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