Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 16th February 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 16th February 2014
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Observed fresh snowfall
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Base temp:
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Top temp:
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Sunday 16th February 2014, 9:30am
40cm
Saturday 15th February 2014, 8:56am 25cm
Friday 14th February 2014, 8:20am 0cm
Thursday 13th February 2014, 8:55am 1cm
Wednesday 12th February 2014, 8:16am 0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2014, 8:59am 0cm
Monday 10th February 2014, 9:20am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 66cm
Last 14 reports (total): 122cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 122cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 496cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 16th February 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Snow, snow and lots more snow.

Not sure that we were all expecting quite as much as this, perhaps just hoping. But the heavy snowfall has continued and here's what we have had since my report yesterday. This all official numbers coming from the resort:

Yesterday as of 3pm...

Yamabiko - 45cm
Uenotaira - 50cm
Hikage - 40cm
Nagasaka - 38cm
Karasawa - 30cm

And this morning...

Yamabiko - 30cm
Uenotaira - 25cm
Hikage - 0cm (?)
Nagasaka - 20cm
Karasawa - 0cm (?)

I add those up and come to a Nozawatastic total of...

Yamabiko - 75cm
Uenotaira - 75cm
Hikage - 40cm
Nagasaka - 58cm
Karasawa - 30cm

...since yesterday morning. The official snow depths have all taken a big jump.

Those are big numbers and exciting to look at but do bring on their own set of problems. One of the most important ones being dangers of avalanche. Probably best to stick to the courses - there's tons of fresh snow to play in. Venturing outside invites risk.

Yesterday, I mentioned that Skyline was closed. It did open, though during the day Rinkan, Kamoshika and Tanuki closed no doube due to dangers and the resort made the call. They remain closed today it seems.

This morning the snow continues to fall. The forecast says that later on in the day today it might ease up and we will end the day with just cloud but there's a decent chance of more snow tomorrow.

Transportation issues (non running Shinkansen and closed Expressways) due to the unexpected snow mainly in the Kanto regions stopped people from getting to Nozawa yesterday and issues remain today.

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Saturday 15th February 2014:

Official snow depths:
Yamabiko - 350cm
Uenotaira - 285cm
Hikage - 230cm
Nagasaka - 215cm
Karasawa - 175cm

Lifts
All lifts operating

Courses
All courses open except:
Grand Prix
Kandahar West
Kandahar East
Kamoshika
Tanuki

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 16th February 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

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2012/2013
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2011/2012
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15th February 25cm 0cm -
14th February 0cm 0cm -
13th February 1cm 0cm -
12th February 0cm 14cm -
11th February 0cm 20cm -
10th February 0cm 0cm -
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Previous 14 days total 122cm 105cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 259cm 311cm -
February observed snowfall total 122cm 253cm -
March observed snowfall total - 29cm -
April observed snowfall total - 15cm -
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122cm
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