Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th December 2017

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 3:33pm on Wednesday 13th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate to heavy snowfall
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 3:33pm
10cm
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 10:32am 5cm
Saturday 9th December 2017, 10:05am 5cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 15:08pm 0cm
Saturday 15th April 2017, 9:15am 0cm
Thursday 6th April 2017, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 24th March 2017, 9:01am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 105cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 20cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 20cm

Archive report: Posted at 3:33pm on Wednesday 13th December 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Non-stop snow here and its really starting to accumulate. Snow quality is excellent, light dry fluffy stuff that's good for everything except making snow balls. Winds are mild and the forecast is that it keeps snowing in Minakami town till midday tomorrow. This often means it just keeps on dumping at higher elevations.

Looks like things clear on Friday and then back to snow for the weekend.

Tenjindaira is opening the backside of the Toge lift tomorrow from 10am and Hodaigi is opening this weekend with photos from the resort looking very promising.

Photo from Tenjin and Hodaigi.

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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. More on that later.

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Planned opening dates at ski resorts in Minakami - subject to change:

Already (part) open:
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira

As soon as there is enough snow:
Okutone Snow Park

Saturday 16th December 2017:
Minakami Hodaigi

Wednesday 20th December 2017:
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami

Friday 22nd December 2017:
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

Saturday 23rd December 2017:
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Oana

Late December:
Akasawa

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Resort Spotlights with more detail:

Norn Minakami
Okutone Snow Park

Archive report: Posted at 3:33pm on Wednesday 13th December 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjindaira

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Wednesday 13th December 2017
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th December 2017
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)
  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 13th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
13th December 10cm 0cm -
12th December 5cm 20cm -
9th December 5cm 0cm -
1st May 0cm - 0cm
15th April 0cm - -
6th April 0cm - -
24th March 20cm 3cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 70cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 105cm 75cm 45cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 20cm 212cm 154cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 20cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th December 2017
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - 20cm
[20cm]
- - - - -
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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