Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 6th February 2008

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:06am on Wednesday 6th February 2008
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast
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0°C

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Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Wednesday 6th February 2008
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Yesterdays snow only amounted to 7cm at the valley level and 20cm above 1300m. This morning the sky is slightly overcast and the forecast is for it to stay like this for the day.

The nest forecast snowfall is for Saturday when a low front moves in from the South. This should bring snow for most of the weekend, although it may be quite warm and wet.

Backcountry
The sun of last Monday has created a thick melt crust at 50cm in the snow pack on North slopes that has the wind packed fresh snow from the past 6 days sitting on top of it. Facets were starting to form in the interface between the crust and new snow creating a weak layer (CTM(11) @ 50cm). It would be advisable to pick your routes very wisely at present, especially avoiding steeper terrain.

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Wednesday 6th February 2008
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