Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 17th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:55am on Sunday 17th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Sunday 17th December 2017, 7:55am
40cm
Thursday 14th December 2017, 8:34am 35cm
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 15:33pm 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
Last 7 reports (total): 95cm
Last 14 reports (total): 175cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 95cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 95cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Sunday 17th December 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

A few missed reports but the excuse is it's early season and who wants to hear about the past few days of clear, calm and warmish weather. Perfect if you're a snow hater who likes to see snow packs shrink!

Anyway, the good news is we are getting nuked on here and it's not by the North Koreans. Fluffy, dry pow is accumulating very rapidly. I cleared off a few car windows before getting the snow chewer out and within an hour there was already another 10cm on them. Light winds and the forecast is for this to continue all day, clear tomorrow and then snow again Tuesday night.

Photo from Hodaigi this morning.

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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
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 7:55am on Sunday 17th December 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin opened the Takakura Lift yesterday. Heard that the backside run of the Toge lift was only opened for one day but hard to keep things shut with fluffy stuff like this about.
Okutone is open but just the top part.
Hodaigi has their number 8 and number 6 lifts running and passes are Y2000 a pop until Dec 22 when normal rates kick in.

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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent Minakami Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Sunday 17th December 2017
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th 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 Sunday 17th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
17th December 40cm 15cm 3cm
14th December 35cm 0cm -
13th December 10cm 0cm -
12th December 5cm 20cm -
9th December 5cm 0cm -
1st May 0cm - 0cm
15th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 95cm 105cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 175cm 120cm 3cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 95cm 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 95cm 1389cm 744cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - 95cm
[95cm]
- - - - -
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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