Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 3rd January 2019

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:42am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
SNOW!
wind condition
Light from the North at the base of Tenjin
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 11:42am
35cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 11:57am 11cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 297cm
Last 14 reports (total): 310cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 52cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 413cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:42am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Well, the snow is back here in Minakami and it's coming in aggressively.

Cleaned 35cm off the cars at 6am (recorded in this report) so the overnight was pretty mild but there was another 15cm by 9am. It's currently falling at a rate of about 10cm per hour. Winds are light, temps just below zero down in the village.

The forecast says we are due a clear day tomorrow but for the moment, we have heavy snow, light winds and very poor visibility.

The base at Tenjindaira is 2.5m, the bushes are laid down and the gullies are rounded out and filled with snow.

From what I hear our abundance of snow is something of an anomaly so if you are looking to get some early season backcountry riding in, Minakami is quite a good bet at this point.

Archive report: Posted at 11:42am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski hills in Minakami are open

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 3rd January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
3rd January 35cm 49cm 0cm
2nd January 11cm 40cm 0cm
1st January 6cm 0cm -
31st December 55cm - 0cm
30th December 65cm 40cm 40cm
29th December 60cm - 20cm
28th December 65cm 70cm -
Previous 7 days total 297cm 329cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 310cm 419cm 92cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 361cm 385cm 212cm
January observed snowfall total 52cm 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 413cm 1053cm 1389cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd January 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - 361cm
[361cm]
52cm
[413cm]
- - - -
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]
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