Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 14th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Sunday 14th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow, lots of it
wind condition
NW
Limited. Snowing!
This report
Sunday 14th December 2014, 8:49am
70cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 7:55am 5cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:40am 0cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 9:02am 10cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 9:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 85cm
Last 14 reports (total): 145cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 145cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 145cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Sunday 14th December 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Some great big whopping ridiculously large numbers to report this morning.

The resort yesterday was noting 10cm of snowfall during the day on the upper slopes when I checked last night. Hmmm, ok, but where's the heavy snow we wanted.

Well, this morning, it's here!

For the period 3pm yesterday until 8am this morning, this is how much fresh snow they are reporting:

Yamabiko - 95cm (!)
Uenotaira - 90cm
Nagasaka - 80cm

That's new snowfall, not the snow depth.

That new snow has all of a sudden brough up the snow depth on the top Yamabiko runs up to 165cm. In previous reports I have mentioned how quickly things can change and today is a great example. All of a sudden, 1m of fresh snow.

Lifts and courses that are open seem to be the same as yesterday and while it's a decent area, it will be great to see the whole resort be able to open and I'm sure that will be fairly soon with all this snow.

Forecast: snow through today and getting weaker by tomorrow morning. Then more heavy snow late Tuesday and Wednesday.

We might get some sun on Friday. Lots more snow to get before then though.

It's all great to get very excited about the deep powder snow conditions, but care is most definitely needed.

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Courses open:

Yamabiko A
Yamabiko B
Yamabiko C
Yamabiko D
Yamabiko E
Kokenashi
Uenotaira
Mizunashi A
Mizunashi B
Bunabayashi
Yunomine B
Ushikubi
Nagasaka
Nagasaka connect

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Lifts moving:

Nagasaka Gondola
Yamabiko Four Lift
Yamabiko Number 2 Four Lift
Uenotaira Four
Yu Road (Moving walkway)

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Official snow depth:
Yamabiko - 165cm
Uenotaira - 150cm
Nagasaka - 100cm

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Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Sunday 14th December 2014
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Sunday 14th December 2014
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 14th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 14th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
14th December 70cm 2cm 5cm
13th December 5cm 0cm 5cm
12th December 0cm 5cm 5cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
10th December 10cm 0cm 15cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 85cm 17cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 145cm 19cm 48cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 15cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 145cm 100cm 213cm
January observed snowfall total - 259cm 311cm
February observed snowfall total - 168cm 253cm
March observed snowfall total - 178cm 29cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 15cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 145cm 720cm 824cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 14th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
145cm
[145cm]
-
[145cm]
-
[145cm]
-
[145cm]
-
[145cm]
-
[145cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
100cm
[115cm]
259cm
[374cm]
168cm
[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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