Japanese snow season 2016-17

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Sandy, Nov 23, 2016.

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    woggybot

    woggybot Dedicated Member

    From reading lots of on-the-spot reports in this thread, and looking at other sources of info, (eg Hakuba & Yuzawa road cams) I'm agreeing with that ^^^ sentiment.
    I didn't think it could happen 2 years in a row.
    Of course there are still places where much fun can and will be had, but clearly, some places are struggling.
    As I've mentioned before, a real shame to watch unfold, even with my uber-optimistic glasses on.
     
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    seekingpow

    seekingpow Dedicated Member

    charts look great for honshu for next 2 weeks - its not gameover by longshot for honshu season
     
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    Stiffler

    Stiffler Active Member

    I never book Japan any earlier than last week January and prefer first 2 weeks of February for this very reason. I had to take leave mid December this season so I went to North America instead (thank god). I guess it's about expectation management and giving yourself best possible chances for success. I'll return to Japan next year but not before Late January. Yes you can be "lucky" and score an epic trip early "IF" conditions have been favourable and a good base exists, but I try not to rely on luck. This certainly is not a "told you so moment" but it's been clearly stated numerous times it's risky doing Japan early. I do hope the forecasted systems for this coming week do deliver especially for Honshu which had a scratchy season last year.
     
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    PMG

    PMG Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    As seekingpow said it's not over by a long shot.
     
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    Nozawaman

    Nozawaman Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    We need 2m to get anywhere near the off piste here.
     
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Looks to be snowing nicely on the cams this morning. Hopefully some dumpage is on the way
     
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    Mark102 mk2

    Mark102 mk2 Active Member

    It has started in Hakuba. Finally. Now we have to hope it doesn't stop snowing for at least 3 days. Looking good this morning.
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Looking at the GFS and forecast it looks like nothing but snow for the next 5+days for most of central Honshu
     
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    Crispy013

    Crispy013 Dedicated Member

    Just as I leave :cry:. Effing cold and clear in Tokyo...must be dumping in the mountains. Enjoy all!!
     
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    Salacious Crumb

    Salacious Crumb Active Member

    30-40c for 47. I'm going to investigate this morning and will report back.
     
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    TDS

    TDS Active Member

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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

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    ju87

    ju87 Just Registered

    Any outlooks for western Hokkaido in the next 10 days? Looking a bit dry next midweek to this amateur.
     
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    seekingpow

    seekingpow Dedicated Member

    Yes it does look a little dry next week but that can change pretty fast in the coastal areas - further afield last few model runs showing a lot more potential but too far out to get over excited yet
     
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    seekingpow

    seekingpow Dedicated Member

    its nuking on social media, assume he's bombing schneider
     
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    Mazzy89

    Mazzy89 Active Member

    Monster blizzard conditions in niseko. Nice accumulation with nothing but fluff all over the mountain!!
     
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    Salacious Crumb

    Salacious Crumb Active Member

    Yep it's pretty fun up at 47, rode a few trees but still too many sticks and schrubs to go fast through it. I'd say by the rate of current snow in 2 days time all will be good.
     
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    Annago

    Annago Active Member Season Pass Gold

    Starting to look better in Hakuba :)
     
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    Nozawaman

    Nozawaman Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Read my last post .
    Other than that about 15cm overnight .
     
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    Nozawaman

    Nozawaman Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Whatever you are reading is being inflated somewhat . Sure it's snowing , but you need about 50cm to reset here otherwise it's very hard underfoot , and very easy to see where the traffic has been the day before.
     
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    Mazzy89

    Mazzy89 Active Member

    Puuuking in niseko again!!! She's beautiful.
     
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    gaz35

    gaz35 Active Member

    Snowed all day at tsugakie today. Brilliant day of powder with little crowds. Still snowing at happo villiage
     
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    Salacious Crumb

    Salacious Crumb Active Member

    Still snowing heavy at hakuba I was at 47 all day car accum about 25 cm from 8:30 to 3:45
     
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    Toto Warmlet

    Toto Warmlet Dedicated Member



    The water was 62.3 degrees in the shower today
    No lift line at all
    ****, I even got my own towel, though it could have been washed with a bit more Softly
    Got into an unholy row with the ryokan guy about it
    He said "Hiroshima"
    and I said "comfort women"
    Then we both shook hands
    I stroked my ipod and he watched the Japanese weather man
    with his big stick with the sponge on the end
    Next morning we almost came to blows on checking out
    Facebook didn't tell me I couldn't use American Express
    Then we both said "Trump!" and fell together in a hug laughing and crying.
     
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    Mazzy89

    Mazzy89 Active Member

    Thats awesome man!!
     
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    Zimboo

    Zimboo Addicted Member

    Thats awesome mam!!
     
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    Mctavish

    Mctavish Active Member

    Snowed on and off last 24 hrs @ Myoko, at times heavy with brilliant skiing on soft dry velvet, at times knee deep. Snorkels on order for Sunday.
     
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    Brad Filmer

    Brad Filmer Active Member

    Looks like it is puking down in Noz at Hikage
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    Mazzy89

    Mazzy89 Active Member

    Sunday (niseko) is looking like a solid delivery of what hukuba is getting... According to tropicaltidbits. Thoughts anyone?
     
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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    The news had reports from Hokkaido all the way to niigata... Everywhere was getting smashed.

    This weekend will be off the charts...

    And JMA is forecasting snow in Osaka this weekend.. I hope the shinkansens don't get cold feet..
     
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    Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Season Pass Gold

    The JMA Hakuba weather station is showing 5cm in the last hour!!!!
    That's big for down in the valley.
     
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    Zimboo

    Zimboo Addicted Member

    Bout time...........should be looking much better by Monday.
     
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    Ajmit321

    Ajmit321 Active Member

    1m for hakuba for the next few days I'm going for cortina tomorrow ?
     
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    Ajmit321

    Ajmit321 Active Member

    1m for hakuba for the next few days I'm going for cortina tomorrow ?
     
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    Ajmit321

    Ajmit321 Active Member

    1m for hakuba for the next few days I'm going for cortina tomorrow ?
     
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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

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    Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Must be 3 days in a row..... ;)
     
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    gaz35

    gaz35 Active Member

    heavy snow in happo village tonight. Doesn't look like letting up
     
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    Zimboo

    Zimboo Addicted Member

    In mid January.............
     
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Looks like it's chucking down on the hakuba cams
     
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    Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Season Pass Gold

    24 hours can be a long time in Japan Mark!! ;)
     
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    snowishing

    snowishing Active Member

    Jen was just trying the old reverse psychology trick. Daring the weather to prove him wrong ;)
     
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    Annago

    Annago Active Member Season Pass Gold

    I think they will have a nice present to wake up to this morning...JMA Hakuba station reporting 48cm snow depth :D
     
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    warhol

    warhol Active Member

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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Just checking JMA and everywhere in niigata / Nagano is getting smashed.
    Even gifu is getting some love
     
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    Hunter

    Hunter Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Snow most of the day yesterday and
    Also overnight here in myoko
    Snow not real dry but cover is great
    No wind yesterday which was gold
    Snow steady in the village as we speak
    Blowers hard at work since first light
    Always a nice
    Sound
    To wake up to
     
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    Incider

    Incider Dedicated Member

    Why is everyone repeating themselves these days???
     
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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Triple posts are also becoming more common
     
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    Salacious Crumb

    Salacious Crumb Active Member

    I will be spending an hour digging my car out this morning
     
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    bullet

    bullet Well-Known Member

    Yuzawa looks nice on cams