Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Friday 22nd February 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:16pm on Friday 22nd February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light winds, occasionally strong gusts
visibility condition
Average
This report
Friday 22nd February 2019, 1:16pm
0cm
Thursday 21st February 2019, 9:49am 1cm
Wednesday 20th February 2019, 8:05am 0cm
Tuesday 19th February 2019, 14:17pm 0cm
Monday 18th February 2019, 10:17am 2cm
Sunday 17th February 2019, 10:05am 45cm
Saturday 16th February 2019, 12:09pm 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 149cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 194cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 1162cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:16pm on Friday 22nd February 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Yesterday I was probably overly negative on the situation when I sent out my report. The piste was horrible at Tenjin but the backcountry was actually somewhat manageable for a small group and it snowed all day and into the early evening at the top.

The resort today was partially healed and took a couple runs down the face off the Toge lift. It was soft with a crust underneath, sinking about 10cm but the problem is the sunny weather and warm temps. It was snowballing on piste at 10am so that will only get worse as the day rolls on.

Snow showers are forecast tomorrow, last week that meant bottomless at the top of the resort but we need quite a bit of snow to fall without much wind to get things back in good shape. My guess is that doesn't happen but who knows.

Temps are supposed to cool right down tomorrow which is a good thing. All in all, with the weekend coming up, I'd be heading for mellower resorts with lots of piste and Hodaigi is probably a good option.

(Temps as of 1pm)

Archive report: Posted at 1:16pm on Friday 22nd February 2019
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski hills open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Friday 22nd February 2019
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd February 2019
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 22nd February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
22nd February 0cm 15cm -
21st February 1cm - 60cm
20th February 0cm 3cm 5cm
19th February 0cm 40cm 15cm
18th February 2cm 100cm 2cm
17th February 45cm 0cm 0cm
16th February 10cm 10cm -
Previous 7 days total 58cm 176cm 122cm
Previous 14 days total 149cm 191cm 332cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 361cm 385cm 212cm
January observed snowfall total 607cm 389cm 595cm
February observed snowfall total 194cm 263cm 452cm
March observed snowfall total - 16cm 130cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1162cm 1053cm 1389cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd February 2019
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 - - 361cm
[361cm]
607cm
[968cm]
194cm
[1162cm]
- - -
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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