Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:12am on Friday 1st February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Excellent
This report
Friday 1st February 2013, 10:12am
0cm
Thursday 31st January 2013, 10:47am 0cm
Wednesday 30th January 2013, 10:49am 10cm
Tuesday 29th January 2013, 10:27am 10cm
Monday 28th January 2013, 15:25pm 3cm
Sunday 27th January 2013, 10:22am 20cm
Saturday 26th January 2013, 10:46am 13cm
Last 7 reports (total): 56cm
Last 14 reports (total): 88cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 0cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 527cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:12am on Friday 1st February 2013
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

February already. How time flies.

And it's another stunner in Nozawa Onsen this morning.

Brilliant atmosphere clarity is delivering spectacular views with a totally cloudless blue sky. Highly recommended to make the effort bringing the cameras up the mountain this morning.

The groomed runs will be fast early with the cold overnight temperatures, probably grading to fun and slushy later. Off piste conditions should be quite variable; depending on sun exposure. We are expecting quite warm temperatures well into the positives, even at the top, so a classic spring like day is expected. Clear conditions will persist for the morning at least before bands of high cloud move over during the afternoon.

Yesterday was one of the clearest days of the season so far. The Sea of Japan was easily visible with even Sado Island spotted offshore from the summit of Nozawa. It's not too often that we experience such visibility.

Riding yesterday was also fun. Down low became heavy going and slushy during the afternoon thanks to warm temperatures. Up high the snow had a chalky consistency, excellent for throwing some spray. Off piste had nice snow in the shaded gullies but sun exposed areas became difficult and highly variable as the day wore on. Crowds were not an issue.

The forecast looking ahead has slightly improved since yesterday, though still not great however. From late tonight and tomorrow morning we should see rain. Weather models predict a strong high pressure system sitting SE of Japan will interact with a developing low to draw up warm SSW airflow from the tropics. Tonight temperatures will continue to increase till 3am and then remain at about 2000-2400m until mid morning tomorrow. We should then see a gradual cooling trending with rain turning to snow around Saturday evening.

Snow is possible on Sunday before a fast moving but less intense warm front passes through of Monday. Following that we should expect cool temperatures and possible snow.

Lifts operating:
All lifts operating except
Yunomine pair
Mizunashi triple
Challenge pair
Utopia pair
Higake Number 2 pair B line

Courses open:
All courses open except
Kandahar East

Official snow depths
Yamabiko
310cm

Uenotaira
275cm

Hikage
170cm

Nagasaka
165cm

Karasawa
130cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:12am on Friday 1st February 2013
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

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