Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 9th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:03am on Wednesday 9th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Blowy wind round my place
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 8:03am
60cm
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 8:25am 0cm
Monday 7th January 2019, 8:47am 0cm
Sunday 6th January 2019, 9:20am 19cm
Saturday 5th January 2019, 9:01am 0cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 8:05am 3cm
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:17am 17cm
Last 7 reports (total): 99cm
Last 14 reports (total): 221cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 110cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 362cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Wednesday 9th January 2019
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Heavy snow alert!

Heavy, as in falling quickly and building up.

Light, as in light and fluffy.

That's what we like to hear!

The resort is mentioning more than 60cm of snowfall on their social media this morning; the official resort report is saying 40cm, so not sure what's going on there. I am indeed measuring 60cm (plus or minus in a few different areas) - a bit of wind has made measuring rather difficult this morning. I think that is a fair representation of what we have got though.

Madarao are also reporting a bit of congestion on the road coming up here and the likelihood of some delays with lifts opening as they cope with all this snow.

Visibility is very limited too. So it's not everyone's idea of a great day to be on the slopes....

But it is one of the better kinds of problems to have to deal with!

And tomorrow the sun should be out giving us a potentially amazing day. And I don't over-use such comments as you no doubt know.

Hope some of you can be here to enjoy it.

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The Madarao Kogen Fire Festival is on Saturday 12th January. Lots of events including fireworks, food and drink and torchlit skiing display, starting from 8:30pm.

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Planned operations for Tuesday 8th January 2019

Official snow depth at Madarao:
230cm

Madarao info:

All lifts apart from Number 5 and Number 15 plan to be open
29 courses available including tree run courses (not Powder Wave and Kamoshika)

Nighta operations at Madarao:
- Every Saturday from 12th January until 23rd March 2019
- 13th January 2019
- 10th February 2019

Tangram Ski Circus info:

All lifts operating
All course areas open

Nighta operations at Tangram:
- Every Saturday between 22nd December 2018 and 23rd March 2019
- 13th January 2019
- 10th February 2019

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Wednesday 9th January 2019
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

There may be some delays but generally open

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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Madarao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Madarao Now reports up until Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Madarao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 9th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
9th January 60cm 0cm 4cm
8th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 0cm 6cm 0cm
6th January 19cm 0cm 14cm
5th January 0cm 14cm 7cm
4th January 3cm 21cm 2cm
3rd January 17cm 34cm 7cm
Previous 7 days total 99cm 75cm 34cm
Previous 14 days total 221cm 205cm 120cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm 60cm 9cm
December observed snowfall total 249cm 280cm 211cm
January observed snowfall total 110cm 276cm 408cm
February observed snowfall total - 149cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 18cm 94cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 362cm 783cm 918cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Madarao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 3cm
[3cm]
249cm
[252cm]
110cm
[362cm]
- - - -
2017/2018 season - 60cm
[60cm]
280cm
[340cm]
276cm
[616cm]
149cm
[765cm]
18cm
[783cm]
0cm
[783cm]
-
2016/2017 season - 9cm
[9cm]
211cm
[220cm]
408cm
[628cm]
196cm
[824cm]
94cm
[918cm]
0cm
[918cm]
-
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
99cm
[99cm]
161cm
[260cm]
124cm
[384cm]
99cm
[483cm]
0cm
[483cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 5cm
[5cm]
406cm
[411cm]
327cm
[738cm]
221cm
[959cm]
96cm
[1055cm]
- -
2013/2014 season - 0cm
[0cm]
117cm
[117cm]
267cm
[384cm]
205cm
[589cm]
145cm
[734cm]
- -
2012/2013 season - 0cm
[0cm]
223cm
[223cm]
352cm
[575cm]
355cm
[930cm]
82cm
[1012cm]
0cm
[1012cm]
-
  October November December January February March April May
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Madarao Now reports from the same period last season
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