Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:25am on Wednesday 20th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
13°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Good
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Wednesday 20th March 2013, 10:25am
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Tuesday 19th March 2013, 9:04am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2013, 10:59am 0cm
Sunday 17th March 2013, 12:20pm 0cm
Saturday 16th March 2013, 11:07am 0cm
Friday 15th March 2013, 11:56am 0cm
Thursday 14th March 2013, 8:46am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 8cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 23cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 803cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Wednesday 20th March 2013
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

It's an overcast morning today in Nozawa Onsen. Winds are light across the resort and the mountain is very uncrowded - even on this national holiday. Snow conditions today should be forgiving and slushy, with positive temperatures measured from top to bottom and as high as +13C at base as of 10am. Yamabiko is reporting a temperature of +9 degrees.

Like yesterday the groomed runs will offer the best turns, especially those found in the Yamabiko area. It's an excellent day to practice in the park and the mogul runs are also in fine form.

Off piste runs are very dangerous at the moment with numerous wet, heavy slides on the steeper pitches. Massive horizontal cracks, mostly unseen from above, have formed exposing the vegetation and soil below. Not something you want to fall into.

Yesterday was good considering the conditions. The slushy groomed runs remained fast all day although there was some debris on the snow from the winds the day before. It was sunny in the morning before some heavy mist and clouds moved over around lunchtime. Visibility was obscured above about 1000 meters, but below that remained good.

With all the warm conditions snow is getting thinner on lower slopes - Karasawa now officially on 55cm - but still excellent cover even there. With Nozawa having such a good vertical, remember the upper slopes are usually open into May.

At the moment the forecast looks quite promising. After some showers this afternoon we should experience some snowfall overnight and cold temperatures overnight. With a bit of luck there will be some fresh snow on offer tomorrow.

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Lifts operating:
All lifts operating except:
Hikage No2 pair B line

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

Official snow depths
Yamabiko
290cm

Uenotaira
245cm

Hikage
120cm

Nagasaka
115cm

Karasawa
55cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Wednesday 20th March 2013
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