Minakami Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 7th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:20pm on Tuesday 7th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Moderate to strong winds
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Tuesday 7th February 2017, 12:20pm
50cm
Monday 6th February 2017, 17:55pm 5cm
Sunday 5th February 2017, 12:53pm 0cm
Thursday 2nd February 2017, 8:37am 70cm
Wednesday 1st February 2017, 17:20pm 0cm
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 18:53pm 40cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 22:26pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 165cm
Last 14 reports (total): 400cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 125cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 932cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:20pm on Tuesday 7th February 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

It has been snowing like crazy here at the base of Tenjindaira and the whole village and all resorts are getting it. The snow feels light and fluffy but it has significant moisture content, makes an easy snowball when you squeeze it together.

Looks like the same instability issues are going to persist today but no way to test it as Tenjin is closed. The wind last night was extremely strong to the point where parts of my car park were scoured down to ice and other parts saw drifts of over a meter.

Anyway, onto the good news, Hodaigi is going off and they opened their top lifts at about 11am. A deep day, excellent snow and not crowded at all over there. Okutone has tracks about 20cm deep that I could see and is also looking in excellent shape though visibility is going to be an issue regardless of where you are.

Tomorrow we have light snow forecast and Thursday morning is supposed to be clear. Will believe it when I see it as we are in the midst of a blizzard.

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Fresh snowfall:

50cm Tenjin
30cm Hodaigi
20cm Okutone

Temps at 8am

Official snow depth:

350cm Tenjin
200cm Hodaigi
210cm Okutone

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Resorts in Minakami (forecasts available from each page):

Akasawa
Minakami Hodaigi
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
Norn Minakami
Oh-ana
Okutone Snow Park
Tanigawa Tenjindaira
Tanigawa Onsen White Valley

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Please note that the fresh snowfall number being reported on this report is taken from the ‘base area’ of Tenjindaira - which is just by the top station of the Ropeway at that resort. Other snowfall numbers and commentary will be mentioned within each report when available.

Archive report: Posted at 12:20pm on Tuesday 7th February 2017
The latest Minakami Now report can be found here

Minakami Now ski lift operation notes:

All Minakami resorts open except Tenjin

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Minakami Now reports up until Tuesday 7th February 2017
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Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 7th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
7th February 50cm - 0cm
6th February 5cm 5cm 10cm
5th February 0cm - 0cm
2nd February 70cm 5cm 70cm
1st February 0cm 5cm -
31st January 40cm 0cm 40cm
30th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 165cm 45cm 140cm
Previous 14 days total 400cm 112cm 201cm
November observed snowfall total - - 0cm
December observed snowfall total 212cm 154cm 225cm
January observed snowfall total 595cm 227cm 246cm
February observed snowfall total 125cm 285cm 378cm
March observed snowfall total - 78cm 152cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 932cm 744cm 1001cm
Minakami Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 7th February 2017
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - 212cm
[212cm]
595cm
[807cm]
125cm
[932cm]
- - -
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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