Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st December 2018

Minakami Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:44am on Friday 21st December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy early, clear now, and if patterns hold, it'll cloud up later.
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Caml
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Friday 21st December 2018, 9:44am
0cm
Thursday 20th December 2018, 8:13am 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 9:14am 2cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 8:39am 15cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 9:58am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 10:44am 30cm
Friday 14th December 2018, 9:31am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 59cm
Last 14 reports (total): 103cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 103cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 103cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:44am on Friday 21st December 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

More of the same from yesterday, rain down low, snow up top though they must have got some rain too as the snow base remains at 110cm despite 15cm of fresh snow up top. Today the snow line was about 850m and below that, the snow has taken a bit of a beating. I had a pile about 2.5m high to launch toboggans from and it's probably halved in height. Fortunately the higher altitudes are being spared.

The forecast is for a snowfall on Sunday night that is looking quite promising. Moderate snow here usually means something quite impressive, with heavy snow, I start to pucker up and quake in my boots. For the weekend, the weather looks good for tomorrow. Sunday it's hard to tell at this point. I'll be a lot happier when the town and the mountain, both expect cold temps and lots of snow.

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Planned opening dates of ski resorts in Minakami

Now open:
Tanigawa Tenjindaira
Minakami Hodaigi
Okutone Snow Park

Opening when there is enough snow:

Akasawa
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Norn Minakami
Oh-ana
White Valley

Archive report: Posted at 9:44am on Friday 21st December 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjin Open, Hodaigi Open, Okutone Open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Friday 21st December 2018
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st 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 21st December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
21st December 0cm - 0cm
20th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
19th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 15cm 40cm 10cm
17th December 0cm 40cm 15cm
15th December 30cm - 25cm
14th December 12cm 35cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 59cm 140cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 103cm 205cm 130cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 103cm 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 103cm 1053cm 1389cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st December 2018
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 - - 103cm
[103cm]
- - - - -
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]
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