Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:19am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 9:19am
6cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 9:39am 55cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 12:38pm 65cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 10:50am 60cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 9:50am 65cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 12:30pm 1cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 12:33pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 252cm
Last 14 reports (total): 281cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 6cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 367cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Overnight snowfall was minimal, a nice break from the previous shellacking.

Today sees no wind and warm temps and blue sunny skies. The prudent would be avoiding the backcountry after the recent loading but otherwise conditions are ideal.

Minakami is slowly dealing with the mounds of snow that are on every roof and the side of every road.

The forecast is for "moderate snow" this evening. For those who take the snowfall indications on the forecasts on here seriously, their 9cm is usually at least 50cm on my car park. Tomorrow and the next day we can expect more snow, a one day break and then it's on again.

Our base is in, all we really want is refreshers but it seems like nature has other ideas. Can't remember a season starting this robustly. Just wish I had my blower back!

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All of the ski hills in Minakami are now open - most are either mostly or fully open

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Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Tuesday 1st January 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami 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 Tuesday 1st January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
1st January 6cm 0cm -
31st December 55cm - 0cm
30th December 65cm 40cm 40cm
29th December 60cm - 20cm
28th December 65cm 70cm -
27th December 1cm 100cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 30cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 252cm 240cm 82cm
Previous 14 days total 281cm 375cm 117cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 361cm 385cm 212cm
January observed snowfall total 6cm 389cm 595cm
February observed snowfall total - 263cm 452cm
March observed snowfall total - 16cm 130cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 367cm 1053cm 1389cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami 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 - - 361cm
[361cm]
6cm
[367cm]
- - - -
2017/2018 season - - 385cm
[385cm]
389cm
[774cm]
263cm
[1037cm]
16cm
[1053cm]
0cm
[1053cm]
0cm
[1053cm]
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
595cm
[807cm]
452cm
[1259cm]
130cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[1389cm]
0cm
[1389cm]
2015/2016 season - - 154cm
[154cm]
227cm
[381cm]
285cm
[666cm]
78cm
[744cm]
0cm
[744cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
225cm
[225cm]
246cm
[471cm]
378cm
[849cm]
152cm
[1001cm]
0cm
[1001cm]
0cm
[1001cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
20cm
[20cm]
159cm
[179cm]
203cm
[382cm]
295cm
[677cm]
159cm
[836cm]
0cm
[836cm]
0cm
[836cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
6cm
[6cm]
105cm
[111cm]
144cm
[255cm]
131cm
[386cm]
31cm
[417cm]
30cm
[447cm]
0cm
[447cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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