January 6th Forecast
Outside of some scattered light snow showers or flurries the next 3 days look excellent. The next possibility of snow will roll in Monday (1/9/17) afternoon as a low pressure develops to the NW over the Sea of Okhotsk. Additionally a strong storm, off the eastern coast of Japan, moving N/NE will help to generate some precipitation across SE Hokkaido, but also in regions such as Hakuba on the mainland. Watch for a crust of ice on top of the snow this evening and tomorrow morning especially at lower elevations, as the sun will be out today with temperatures close enough to freezing at some lower elevations to melt the top layer of snow.