Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th December 2006

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:46pm on Saturday 9th December 2006
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast with light rain at village level, wet snow in the mountains.
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
NIL
Poor in mountains.
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Archive report: Posted at 12:46pm on Saturday 9th December 2006
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The precipitation has arrived! Its raining at the village level with low Cumulo-Stratus clouds covering the valley. Above 1200m sleet has been falling most of the morning but it is finally turning to snow, albeit fairly wet. The snow is expected to continue to tomorrow morning which should accumulate to about 20 - 30cm.

The temparatures are quite low today, around 4 deg C at the village level and 0 deg C above 1200m.

For those people who are in Japan over the Xmas and New Year and wish to head to the mountains of Minakami, make sure you book your accommodation ASAP, as the local lodges, hotels and pensions are starting to fill up.

My prediction is that the first decent snow in Minakami will be just before the weekend of Dec 23rd. Plenty of time to sort out all of you Winter gear, wax you board, and get some avalanche beacon training in.

Archive report: Posted at 12:46pm on Saturday 9th December 2006
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Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin OPEN (35cm base)\r\nHoudaigi Decemeber 16th\r\nNorn December 22nd\r\nMinakami Kogen, Minakami Kogen Fujiwara December 23rd\r\nOkutone December 22nd\r\nOana Decmber 23rd

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