Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Monday 31st December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:39am on Monday 31st December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Intermittent moderate snowfalls
wind condition
Light winds
visibility condition
Average
This report
Monday 31st December 2018, 9:39am
55cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 12:38pm 65cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 10:50am 60cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 9:50am 65cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 12:30pm 1cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 12:33pm 0cm
Monday 24th December 2018, 12:24pm 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 258cm
Last 14 reports (total): 275cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 361cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 361cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:39am on Monday 31st December 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Well, no more worries about snow.

We have been slammed and Minakami is apparently in the news for having the heaviest snowfalls country wide over the past few days. The town is usually pretty safe but it was slammed and my place has just been carnaged. My snow blower is wounded and not expected back till the 5th.

I had many helping hands on it but had to resort to getting a front end loader in last night. To give some idea of what has really fallen, as I am prone to erring on the conservative side when reporting snow numbers, I have a lee section on the back of my roof that isn't particularly angled and there is 2.2m of fully settled snow up there, all from the past four nights.

Reminder: This is up close to the base station of Tenjindaira.

As for today's number, there was no way to measure it accurately as I had to get things straight so I'll call it 55cm but in all likelihood it was significantly more as winds were whipping it down the valley all day yesterday and last night. Patches of clear sky at one point today, then back to snow, it's stopped again now and the forecast is a reprieve until tomorrow night when it appears set to start all over again.

Road Hodaigi the day before yesterday and it was insanely good conditions. Hearing the same yesterday. Tenjin has been shut the past few days for safety reasons and they are limiting the lifts running today because it's too deep. The mountain is packing a 2.7m snow base and it's not quite January. This season could be shaping up as something special!!

If you're out there, be careful and have fun!

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All of the ski hills in Minakami are now open - most are either mostly or fully open

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Archive report: Posted at 9:39am on Monday 31st December 2018
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski hills in Minakami now open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Monday 31st December 2018
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st December 2018
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)
  2018/2019
*as of Monday 31st December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
31st December 55cm - 0cm
30th December 65cm 40cm 40cm
29th December 60cm - 20cm
28th December 65cm 70cm -
27th December 1cm 100cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 30cm 0cm
24th December 12cm - 20cm
Previous 7 days total 258cm 240cm 82cm
Previous 14 days total 275cm 380cm 117cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 361cm 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 361cm 1053cm 1389cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st 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 - - 361cm
[361cm]
- - - - -
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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