Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:10am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Good down low, poor up top
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This report
Wednesday 18th December 2019, 10:10am
2cm
Saturday 14th December 2019, 9:16am 0cm
Friday 13th December 2019, 11:08am 11cm
Sunday 8th December 2019, 11:16am 12cm
Sunday 1st December 2019, 13:47pm 0cm
Saturday 30th November 2019, 9:10am 30cm
Saturday 16th November 2019, 10:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 55cm
Last 14 reports (total): 85cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 25cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 55cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:10am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Not too many bright spots since my last update.

Saturday's snow turned out to be preceded by rain and much less than expected in terms of quality and quantity. We had about 2cm at my place (* that is the 2cm being recorded in this report) and it pushed the base up a little at Tenjin but there's not much more to say. Since then we've had sporadic rain down low and there are some patches of grass poking through in the back yard. Despite the lack of fresh white stuff, it still feels rather cold generally.

This morning as I looked down valley I saw brilliant blue skies but we had grey, dense clouds overhead and clearly visible fog from around 1000m. The forecast today is for some rain or snow this morning and it's just started raining. Temperature wise it's warm but forecast to cool right down again this afternoon so hopefully some snow.

Going forward, it looks like snow on Friday night, Sunday night and Monday night. Hopefully it comes to fruition!

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Tenjin snow base: 45cm

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Planned opening dates of ski resorts in Minakami

Currently part open:
Tanigawa Tenjindaira

As soon as there is enough snow:
Minakami Hodaigi
Okutone Snow Park

Saturday 20th December:
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort

Saturday 21st December:
Akasawa
Fujiwara
Norn Minakami
White Valley

Archive report: Posted at 10:10am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjindaira and Takakura lifts are running at Tenjin

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Wednesday 18th December 2019
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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 18th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
18th December 2cm 15cm 40cm
14th December 0cm 12cm 35cm
13th December 11cm 6cm 10cm
8th December 12cm 0cm -
1st December 0cm - -
30th November 30cm - -
16th November 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 55cm 80cm 135cm
Previous 14 days total 85cm 101cm 200cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm - -
December observed snowfall total 25cm 361cm 385cm
January observed snowfall total - 607cm 389cm
February observed snowfall total - 194cm 263cm
March observed snowfall total - 76cm 16cm
April observed snowfall total - 70cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 55cm 1308cm 1053cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th December 2019
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 - 30cm
[30cm]
25cm
[55cm]
- - - - -
2018/2019 season - - 361cm
[361cm]
607cm
[968cm]
194cm
[1162cm]
76cm
[1238cm]
70cm
[1308cm]
0cm
[1308cm]
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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