Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:23am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Light to moderate winds
visibility condition
Extremely poor
This report
Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 11:23am
49cm
Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 15:50pm 40cm
Monday 1st January 2018, 9:24am 0cm
Saturday 30th December 2017, 8:20am 40cm
Thursday 28th December 2017, 12:41pm 70cm
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 10:15am 100cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 11:50am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 329cm
Last 14 reports (total): 419cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 89cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 474cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:23am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

I was wondering whether this storm might pass us by but that has not been the case. This morning at 6am there was half a meter on the car park, with four guys clearing it all morning there is about another 30cm on their right now and it's not even noon. The storm started out warm and the snow was a bit wet. The temp late last night was around -1C but here at midday now its -6C. The snow quality generally is excellent but the roads and everything else are far from it.

Tenjin is closed, Hodaigi has their top lifts closed and as usual, Okutone is business as usual and there are plenty of people down there enjoying the conditons, or what they can see of them.

The storm is supposed to run its course by midnight in Minakami with a little more snow around noon tomorrow. Up here at Tenjindaira, I expect we won't see a break in the weather until tomorrow evening

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Ski resorts in Minakami:

Akasawa
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami
Oana
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

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Resort Spotlights with more detail:

Norn Minakami
Okutone Snow Park

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Please note that the snowfall numbers posted in this report will be observed from close to the base Tenjindaira Ropeway station - which is often much more than in the central town area of Minakami.

Archive report: Posted at 11:23am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open for the season - weather affecting some operations this morning

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Minakami Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 3rd January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
3rd January 49cm 0cm 0cm
2nd January 40cm 0cm 0cm
1st January 0cm - 15cm
30th December 40cm 40cm 6cm
28th December 70cm - 20cm
27th December 100cm 0cm 40cm
26th December 30cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 329cm 60cm 131cm
Previous 14 days total 419cm 92cm 169cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 385cm 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total 89cm 595cm 227cm
February observed snowfall total - 452cm 285cm
March observed snowfall total - 130cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 474cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 3rd January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - 385cm
[385cm]
89cm
[474cm]
- - - -
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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