Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 21st February 2008

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 21st February 2008
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Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 21st February 2008
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Yesterday the sun was out for the entire day with very warm temperatures. The snow rolled in around 19:00 and fell throughout the night bringing 30cm of fresh to the valley with it forecast to continue to lunch time today.

The wind blew hard last night and looks like it will increase in intensity towards midday today, so sheltered ski areas would be the go. (Houdaigi, Minakami Kogen) Tomorrow the wind should subside and the sun returns for another fine day.

Looking towards the weekend, it looks like more snow for Saturday and Sunday with only light Northerly winds expected.

Backcountry Advisory
Snow on South faces was heavy by mid morning with North faces starting to crust towards the afternoon. The evidence of many large recent avalanches (size 2-3) were obvious on the South face of Mt Tanigawa with debris filling the valley. Data collected from a pit on the North face (1300m) revealed that there is still a very weak layer below the new snow, as deep as 200cm in places (CTM 12@ 192cm SC). This layer could cause large avalanches, especially on steeper terrain. Caution is advised.


Avalanche Hazard:
Alpine: Considerable
Tree Line: Moderate
Below Tree line: Moderate

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 21st February 2008
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

Tenjindaira OPEN\r\nHoudaigi OPEN\r\nMinakami Fujiwara OPEN\r\nMinakami Kogen OPEN\r\nOkutone Snow Park OPEN\r\nNorn OPEN\r\nWhite Valley OPEN\r\nOana OPEN

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