Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Monday 15th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Monday 15th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It continues to snow
wind condition
Light-moderate NW
Limited
This report
Monday 15th December 2014, 8:21am
60cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 145cm
Last 14 reports (total): 205cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 205cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 205cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Monday 15th December 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Did you see Nozawa on the news yesterday? Nozawa as well as relatively close-by Myoko and Tsunan in Niigata Prefecture all made the national news with the silly amounts of snow that has been falling in the region.

To add to that 1m that I was talking about yesterday, the resort reported 48cm of fresh snow at the top of the mountain during the day yesterday through until evening and this morning they are saying 50cm (from 3pm yesterday until 8am this morning). It's one of those times when if anything people are prepared to under-report, for fear of scaring people away! Sounds funny that doesn't it. A great situation to be in though and infinitely preferably to the opposite!

The official snow depth for the upper Yamabiko area of the resort here in Nozawa has already smashed through the 2m mark. Just to compare for the fun of it - last year on 15th December 2013, the same number was on 100cm.

It's all very exciting anyway and while we're still in the middle of the storm so to speak it's going to be an absolutely fantastic start to the season. Funny how we were talking about the resort delaying opening due to lack of snow... how long ago was that? ;)

While it's snowing still now, it is expected to stop maybe later this morning. That won't last for long though with it forecast to start snowing again later on in the day tomorrow with heavy snow to fall overnight into Wednesday and Thursday.

Come Friday and Saturday, we might get to see the sun and some clearer skies. Guessing but would surely expect Nozawa Onsen to be near fully open by the end of the week and the weekend. I will of course post any information as we get it on here.

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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 - 210cm
Uenotaira - 200cm
Nagasaka - 170cm

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Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Monday 15th December 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Nozawa Onsen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 15th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Monday 15th December 2014
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 15th 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
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2014/2015
*as of Monday 15th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
15th December 60cm 10cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 145cm 17cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 205cm 29cm 45cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 15cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 205cm 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 205cm 720cm 824cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 15th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
205cm
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
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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