Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Friday 14th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light to moderate snow
wind condition
Light to moderate winds from the North
visibility condition
Average to poor
This report
Friday 14th December 2018, 9:31am
12cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 8:48am 6cm
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 10:18am 5cm
Monday 10th December 2018, 8:12am 12cm
Sunday 9th December 2018, 11:22am 21cm
Saturday 8th December 2018, 10:36am 0cm
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 9:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 56cm
Last 14 reports (total): 56cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 56cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 56cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Friday 14th December 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Before drifting off into a gentle slumber last night, I peered up at the clear night sky and observed a few shooting stars from the Geminid meteor shower.

The next thing I knew, I was rudely awakened by the sound of bulldozers plowing the road. Yes that's right, it's dumping more snow here.

No idea when it started but we've already accumulated 12cm at the base of Tenjin and the forecast is for this to continue all day and this evening. It's enough to turn someone into a climate change denier. Chalk one up for the meteorologists too as the weather yesterday cleared right up by early afternoon.

The forecast for the mountain looks great in the mid-term with low temps and plenty more snow. Minakami town forecast is another story with warmer weather forecast for next week.

Certainly feels like Winter is having it's way though and isn't that good news! For the early season desperados, Tenjin is likely to be very good this weekend, Kagura over in Niigata and any one of the other snow magnets on Honshu is worth a look too I'm guessing.

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Planned opening dates of ski resorts in Minakami

Now open:
Tanigawa Tenjindaira

As soon as there is enough snow:
Okutone Snow Park

Saturday 15th December:
Minakami Hodaigi

Thursday 20th December:
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami

Saturday 22nd December:
Akasawa
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Oh-ana
White Valley

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Friday 14th December 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Friday 14th December 2018
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 2018
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 Friday 14th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
14th December 12cm 35cm 0cm
13th December 6cm 10cm 0cm
12th December 5cm 5cm 20cm
10th December 12cm - 15cm
9th December 21cm 5cm 0cm
8th December 0cm - -
1st May 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 56cm 55cm 70cm
Previous 14 days total 56cm 140cm 70cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 56cm 385cm 212cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 56cm 1053cm 1389cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 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 - - 56cm
[56cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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