Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 26th February 2007

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 26th February 2007
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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Light from the north
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Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 26th February 2007
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Nothing much has changed since yesterday: cool,clear and bone hard in the morning, with softening as the sun's direct rays effect the snow. The higher you go and the more northerly the aspect the less this will be a factor.

Yesterday at 1130 hrs. at 1,600 m a.s.l. on a due north exposure 20 cm ski penetration in rather nice powder snow was observed in the Tsuga Ike Lift Company terrain. More snow seems to have fallen in the Otari area than the Hakuba area (mountain weather is often full of quite localized differences).

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

Sky: Clear
Temperature: Present: -5.0 C
Maximum: 9.0 C
Minimum: -8.0 C
Wind at surface: Light from west
Winds aloft: There were no clouds nor moving snow to gauge by
Precipitation:Nil
Barometer and trend: 926 hPa and steady
Height of new snow in 24 hours (HN24): 0 cm
Total depth of snowpack (HS): 62 cm
Foot penetration: 1 cm
Surface: Faceted, size 2.5 mm
Density of surface snow: not measured
Crust: 21 cm
Cloud ceiling: Unlimited

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Hazard:

Above tree line: Moderate

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Moderate

N.B. . Once again there was very good crust development overnight. The clear sky will allow the sun affected snow to change rapidly. The lower elevation snow is isothermal below the crust. At what elevation that this is the case will vary with aspect (i.e.: higher on the south and lower on the north). Yesterday at 1,800 m a.s.l. on a southerly aspect there was "wet" snow down 30 cm below the surface moist snow overlying a melt freeze crust.

Travel Advisory:
There were two parties out yesterday that have submitted information: one was snow-shoeing from 1,580 m a.s.l. to 1,850 m a.s.l.above the Tsuga Ike Lift Company terrain; the other travelled from the Tsuga Ike Lift Company terrain, over Hiyodori Mine, across the Oya Zawa upper drainage, along and over the ridge bounding the north-east side of the Oya Zawa drainage, thence to the Kuro Kawa Zawa and the Nori Kura Lift Company terrain.

Good travel conditions prevailed. There was a maximum of 25 cm snow-shoe penetration on due north exposures. The Tsuga Ike to Nori Kura Lift Company party reports good skiing on the trip which was all on due north exposures. This was below tree line and thus relatively sheltered from the wind. Also more snow seems to have fallen in the Otai area recently as compared with the Hakuba area.

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 26th February 2007
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts operating.

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