Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 5th May 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:54am on Tuesday 5th May 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Perfect blue skies
Base temp:
12°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Yesterday's rain is gone
wind condition
Just enough wind to move the enw leaves around
Perfect
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 40cm
Current month (May 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1558cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:54am on Tuesday 5th May 2015
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

A nice Golden Week day for a last report for the season: the snow is going, going, gone!

Akakan and Seki are still open today, though, with lots of people out there enjoying the last rides of the year (in the resorts, of course; the backcountry is still good out there, although that heavy snow of this season is really disappearing faster than we might have expected).

It was a good snow year for Myoko - nice to be the national leader in the SnowJapan reports! (Check out the observed snow data page linked to from here for evidence!)

With somewhere on the high side of 16 meters, that was a lot of snow out there. The patterns seem to be changing a bit, though; we didn't see the ongoing days and days of snow that are common here. Heavy snowfalls, and a lot more wind than we normally expect (at least judging from the north side of my house, which was completely buried by drifts, a first in 10 years in this location).

We also saw a real jump in the number of international travelers this year, which had some people a little bit nervous - as in, "can we keep our local feeling?". For the most part, though, local hotels and restaurants have had a few years to sort of ease into the change, so most people are pretty happy about the growth. Part of it, too, is that people are coming from more and more destinations—lots of North Americans and Northern European guests, as well as from Asia (still not as many as in many other destinations). What's the old thing about change being the only constant? With poor snowfall in a lot of places around the world, looks like Japan can only become more popular—and that's good for Japan for things beyond the snow season, too.

Your reporter remains positive, and ready for the next season.... see you then!

Archive report: Posted at 10:54am on Tuesday 5th May 2015
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

May 6 is the last day of the season.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 5th May 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Tuesday 5th May 2015
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Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 5th May 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
5th May 0cm 0cm -
24th April 0cm - -
20th April 0cm - 1cm
17th April 0cm - -
10th April 0cm - -
4th April 0cm - 0cm
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 40cm 10cm 11cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 20cm 17cm
December observed snowfall total 561cm 219cm 334cm
January observed snowfall total 525cm 377cm 508cm
February observed snowfall total 317cm 242cm 424cm
March observed snowfall total 155cm 245cm 76cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 10cm 11cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1558cm 1113cm 1370cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 5th May 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Myoko 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
561cm
[561cm]
525cm
[1086cm]
317cm
[1403cm]
155cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
2013/2014 season - 20cm
[20cm]
219cm
[239cm]
377cm
[616cm]
242cm
[858cm]
245cm
[1103cm]
10cm
[1113cm]
0cm
[1113cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
17cm
[17cm]
334cm
[351cm]
508cm
[859cm]
424cm
[1283cm]
76cm
[1359cm]
11cm
[1370cm]
0cm
[1370cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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