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The Japanese season 2010-2011 weather

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Sandy, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. damian

    damian A Local

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    I don't know. It came in wet, so may stick to the crusts a little better, but that is just hopeful thinking and far less useful than actual observations. Overall, we'll have more than 30cm new snow with wind sitting on a sliding surface. At a minimum, we will have short-lived instability within the new storm snow: avalanche danger always spikes during and immediately after a storm. Likely is slab formation that has bonded poorly with the crust and surfaces on which the new slab has formed.
     
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  2. Donza

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    Youre at Tsugaike way hey.?
     
  3. damian

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    Ponzu - yep, I'm closer to Tsugaike than Hakuba

    [​IMG]

    It is hard to capture snowflakes. But here is a photo of my oak and chestnut trees:
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    And directly outside the window from the kitchen table:
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  4. Donza

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    awwww pretty

    looks flat

    [​IMG]

    thats along way for condiments damien san. - up there in the boonies
    nice spot though...snows alot more up the valley smitty...you'll see when you go there
     
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  5. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Niceee!! Really coming down. Although it does not make me feel any better about being stuck in an office building in Brisbane. [​IMG]
     
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  6. damian

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    Looks flat? Is is flat(ish). It's my small farm under 150cm.

    Being far from condiments is fine with me.
     
  7. Donza

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    see i'd expect you would have grown your vegetabels on a 28 degree slope...
    each plant complete with their own carabiners
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    you live up near 433?
     
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  8. damian

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    I'm guessing 433 is a road?
     
  9. Donza

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    Yeah...like 148 etc

    I like numbers
    much easier on a japanese navi
     
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  10. Go Native

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    Bluebird day here currently but that is expected to change later in the evening. I'm about to head up for an onsen at Goshiki.
     
  11. damian

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    Stay on topic! <span style='font-size: 8pt'>I don't know the number of my road.</span>

    Still snowing heavily and steadily here at 800m near Tsugaike.
     
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  12. Donza

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    Nuking snow in Hakuba.. with afterthought that prob isn't the best description anymore...
    the reason I asked about your road was when I get obs I like to picture the place in my mind.. and i think i've driven up nearly every road in hakuba and Otari [​IMG]
    my daughter feel asleep in the car one warmish afternoon and save waking her up we just drove around and around.
    I also did this when it was snowing one afternoon. You can really appreciate how much snow falls in diff spots
     
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  13. damian

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    Stay on topic!!!! <span style='font-size: 8pt'>IMHO, after checking Google maps I live near 433, very close to the boarder between Hakuba and Omachi.</span>
     
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  14. Donza

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    It is sorta on topic

    what i'm saying is that what falls as your place is sometimes way more than say 47 or happo gets..
    at the same altitude
     
  15. damian

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    Are you colour blind?

    Yes, we get more snow than Happo and 47.
     
  16. Go Native

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    Starting to snow heavily up this way now. Moved in very quickly. Was sitting in the sunshine not long ago!
    The onsen at Goshiki was very nice.
     
  17. smitty484

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    Hows all the snow hanging over the roof outside at Goshiki?
     
  18. Go Native

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    Wasn't too bad. There is a lot of snow up there currently though. It's probably at a similar altitude to damian's place but I'd put the snowdepth up around 4m or more.

    The snow wall at the carpark at a lttle under 800m is reasonably impressive

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have one of those....
     
  20. damian

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    Winter here again. I was in a low altitude area (1500m) doing some more solo camping: 4cm new. My friend went to 2200m, above the previous rain line: 40cm new though the wind had added to accumulation and stripped from other areas. Eitherway, elevation makes such a huge difference at this time of year. Tomorrow looks genuinely on the cold side of cool. Expecting -10C where we are going. Almost April.

    And yes, I know, this thread is dead now 'the season' has finished.
     
  21. Sandy

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    Not quite...... I may go skiing on Sunday, IF I can rely on the trains.... [​IMG]
     
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    25-30 cm of fresh overnight and snowing in the valley now.
     
  23. Go Native

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    We've been getting falls of around 10-20cm for quite a few days now keeping conditions pretty nice up on the mountain. There's been sunny breaks so lower slopes quickly get a bit slushy in the morning but up high there's been great powder with up near knee deep turns to be had. With so few people here it's easy to find fresh tracks. For late March it's been great.
     
  24. damian

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    Winter here. Could have been a day in January. -10C overnight, only +3 in the valley, cold on the hill, -12C in the higher backcountry, snow everywhere.
     
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    Cracked 10m of total snowfall for the season in Kutchan today.
     
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    Snowing heavily again up north. Some late season powder turns on the cards!
     
  27. damian

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    It snowed on us on the hill today. And snowed very lightly in the valley this evening. 6 weeks until the lifts shut. The upper mountains look like mid-winter. Everyone has gone. It makes me chuckle.
     
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    Hardly anyone up here as well. It's great!
     
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    Awesome day today with 10-15cm of fresh snow overnight. They opened the peak for the first time in a few days and it was well worth the walk up. Outside in Kutchan currently snowing heavily again. Probably the last hurrah for the season.
     
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    All the obvious stuff aside GN, looks like it's been a great late season for your finale living up there. What's the latest you've seen some decent snowfalls in southern Hokkaido, a long way out but seems like another system shaping up mid-month?

    With everything else going on, did get up to Shiretoko to see the drift ice?
     
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    Didn't make it to the drift ice. We finished work just a few days too late. A southerly airstream had pushed the ice away from the coast and it never really came back. Oh well, there's always next time (when I won't have the constraints of working!).

    I didn't take any pics myself of the April powder turns we got but my mate Mike got a few on 3 April at Kiroro. It was similar at Niseko. Gotta be happy with that sort of snow in April!!

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  32. damian

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    No big deal, but snowing in Hakuba
     
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    We might see one more dump here on the upper slopes on Tuesday.. Fingers crossed the freezing levels drop down a bit further.
     
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    GN, those pics are just Ridiculous.....
     
  35. Go Native

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    Sleet and wet snow currently falling down in Kutchan! Will be snowing a fair amount up on the mountain!!
     
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    When are you leaving?