Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:00am on Wednesday 13th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Partly cloudy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate, strong higher up affecting lifts
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 13th March 2013, 10:00am
0cm
Tuesday 12th March 2013, 8:53am 0cm
Monday 11th March 2013, 9:53am 5cm
Sunday 10th March 2013, 10:19am 0cm
Saturday 9th March 2013, 9:14am 0cm
Friday 8th March 2013, 8:48am 0cm
Thursday 7th March 2013, 8:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 20cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 20cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 800cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:00am on Wednesday 13th March 2013
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

It's a relatively balmy overcast morning here in Nozawa Onsen with positive temperatures across the mountain. Slushy spring snow conditions will prevail with the best riding to be had on the upper slopes, especially this afternoon.... if the lifts are open (see below)

At the moment we have some heavy, high cirrus cloud passing over Nozawa accompanied by moderate winds. This is usually an indication of a impending front which is what we expect today. There may be some prefrontal rain this afternoon before a very cold North Westerly airstream establishes itself over Honshu some time tonight. Front this we expect a decent dump of fresh powder.

As I write this report it seems that the Nagasaka Gondola, Skyline connecting lift and Uenotaira quad are not operating due to some strong winds on the upper slopes.

Yesterday was an great day in terms of weather conditions. While the snow was of excellent quality and remained dry on the upper slopes, it was the awesome visibility and views that stole the show. Huge mountain peaks were clearly visible, many of them over 100km away! Even Sado Island, way out in the Sea of Japan was easily spotted. The morning remained totally cloudless and the crowds were very light indeed. Let's hope we have some more spring days like yesterday.

Looking at the forecast ahead we expect snow showers tomorrow from the aforementioned frontal system. From Friday to Sunday we expect clear weather, light winds and a stable freezing level of around 1000-1400 meters. Looks like a nice run of spring weather ahead.

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Lifts operating:
All except:
Yunomine pair
Mizunashi triple
Challenge pair
Hikage Number 2 pair B line

Courses open:
All courses open except
Grand Prix
Kandahar East
Kandahar West
Challenge 39

Official snow depths
Yamabiko
330cm

Uenotaira
295cm

Hikage
165cm

Nagasaka
155cm

Karasawa
110cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:00am on Wednesday 13th March 2013
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

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