Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 22nd January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light
Mostly poor visibility
This report
Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 8:34am
10cm
Tuesday 21st January 2014, 9:30am 2cm
Monday 20th January 2014, 8:10am 31cm
Sunday 19th January 2014, 9:01am 30cm
Saturday 18th January 2014, 8:55am 5cm
Friday 17th January 2014, 10:22am 2cm
Thursday 16th January 2014, 9:12am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 81cm
Last 14 reports (total): 173cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 218cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 333cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 22nd January 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

After a few cm of snowfall yesterday, overnight we have 10cm at base, lower runs, and Yamabiko while 20cm of fresh is being reported by the resort on Uenotaira. I'll be heading up there soon!

Relatively mild overnight in Nozawa after a very mild afternoon with temperatures creeping up into positive territory., with a low of -3C in the village but it's forecast to stay around that for the day.

Tomorrow should be a mix of cloud with snow showers, while we are still expecting milder temps on Friday and Saturday.

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A few people have been asking about the snow depth numbers published by the resort and how they compare with last year. (That's basically what they are... published by the resort. Unfortunately I can't go out with a big stick every morning to take those readings). Anyway, here are the numbers from the same day in January last season:

Yamabiko - 310cm
Uenotaira - 270cm
Hikage - 190cm
Nagasaka - 180cm
Karasawa - 150cm

So you'll see that they were all a bit higher this time last year, though not hugely different.

Yamabiko this year is actually on more than it was in January 2012, when the number was 270cm.

The general consensus (of honest folk!) though is that we do have less snow at the moment than last year. Still, once you got a few m up there, an extra 20-30cm doesn't make all that difference does it? Of course, that amount falling fresh daily would be ideal.

We still have a long long way to go in the season, so it still could end up being a bumper one in terms of numbers. We will just have to see what Mother Nature decides to deliver.

I say get out there and enjoy it!

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Wednesday 22nd January 2014:

Official snow depths:
Yamabiko - 280cm
Uenotaira - 255cm
Hikage - 175cm
Nagasaka - 165cm
Karasawa - 120cm

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

Courses
All courses open

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 22nd January 2014
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*as of Wednesday 22nd January 2014
2012/2013
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21st January 2cm 0cm -
20th January 31cm 15cm -
19th January 30cm 15cm -
18th January 5cm 30cm -
17th January 2cm 10cm -
16th January 1cm 10cm -
Previous 7 days total 81cm 80cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 173cm 128cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 15cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 100cm 213cm -
January observed snowfall total 218cm 311cm -
February observed snowfall total - 253cm -
March observed snowfall total - 29cm -
April observed snowfall total - 15cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 333cm 824cm 0cm
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