Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020
Thursday 24th November 2011, 14:30pm
So, the season is underway!
Around 1000 people apparently turned up for the first day of the season at Kagura. Weather conditions were really good in the morning with bright blue skies and the sun out. It clouded over as the day progressed and ended up cloudy by the time things were coming to a close. But looks like people up there had some fun... as you would!
The lower slopes of Naeba are once again snow-less.
It has been a mild day here really today again - more cloudy from the start than yesterday and we should be seeing rain and perhaps snow higher up by the end of the day. Looks like it is going to be borderline rain/snow into tomorrow, so hopefully the latter.
Clear conditions over the weekend and warmer temperatures as well. It's currently not looking like we can expect any decent snowfall in the coming week. Read more ...
Thursday 24th November 2011, 15:37pm
The rain has passed for now. Furano is currently drying out in the afternoon sun after a morning of rain showers. There wasn't nearly as much precipitation as anticipated, and the town is still awash in white. As temperatures prepare to plummet, be careful driving on the slushy-iced roads come nightfall. It's 5 degrees as of 3pm, but the thermometer will be taking a sharp downwards turn very soon. In a few hours we should see below-freezing temps and some serious snow start to churn up in the area.
With these beautiful, baby-blue skies out my window right now, nothing could look farther from the truth, but all the weather forecasting sources are saying we are in for some significant snow tonight. Expect the wintry weather to continue all through the day on Friday and into Saturday, effectively taking back everything that the rain did today. On the top of the mountain (40cm base), we saw mostly a wintry mix, so no real damage done there, but the foot of the mountain (20cm base) did see some rain, so be prepared for a brittle crust to develop as things cool down for the evening.
If you're in it for the powder, Friday and Saturday are going to big days to be out on the mountain. Read more ...