Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th March 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 6:59am on Wednesday 4th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain
wind condition
None
Average
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This report
Wednesday 4th March 2015, 6:59am
10cm
Monday 2nd March 2015, 16:46pm 20cm
Sunday 1st March 2015, 22:16pm 0cm
Saturday 28th February 2015, 15:57pm 20cm
Friday 27th February 2015, 10:31am 7cm
Thursday 26th February 2015, 22:22pm 0cm
Wednesday 25th February 2015, 15:22pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 117cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 30cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 879cm

Archive report: Posted at 6:59am on Wednesday 4th March 2015
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Quick wrap on yesterday first as conditions had me neglecting my report!

Fresh, slightly wind packed snow from top to bottom that you would sink about 10-20cm into. Very fast riding, smooth stuff and an excellent day on the mountain with temps up top reaching a high of 0.5 degrees. Low cloud cover probably helped avoid higher temps and visibility was generally quite good though foggy at the very top. Winds were light, an excellent start to March.

This morning we have about 10cm of fresh snow at the base though its currently getting very lightly rained on and is pretty wet. Expect better quality snow will still be falling up top and is forecast to continue. Tomorrow is looking like a proper pow day with only moderate winds expected while Friday is forecast to see sunny blue skies. And the Winter rolls on into Spring!

BTW, Tenjindaira Ski Resort are holding the 2015 Banked Slalom this Saturday, March 7th with the Finals on Sunday March 8th. Tons of pros on the mountain and generally a really good vibe. Down the road in Yubiso park there is also a Yuki Matsuri where giant snow sculptures this year will include Thomas The Tank Engine, The big Moose from Frozen and Gunma-chan. These are 5m plus, huge snow men.

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Snow depths:

Tenjindaira: 435cm
Hodaigi: 270cm

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Base: 10cm
Tenjindaira: 20cm

Archive report: Posted at 6:59am on Wednesday 4th March 2015
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 4th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
4th March 10cm 5cm -
2nd March 20cm - 0cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th February 20cm - 0cm
27th February 7cm 0cm 0cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 5cm
25th February 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 57cm 11cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 117cm 103cm 100cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 20cm 6cm
December observed snowfall total 225cm 159cm 105cm
January observed snowfall total 246cm 203cm 144cm
February observed snowfall total 378cm 295cm 131cm
March observed snowfall total 30cm 159cm 31cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 30cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 879cm 836cm 447cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Minakami Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
225cm
[225cm]
246cm
[471cm]
378cm
[849cm]
30cm
[879cm]
- -
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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