Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 23rd February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Thursday 23rd February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It's raining
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Light (at base, anyway)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 8:43am
0cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 8:33am 4cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 9:19am 20cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 8:37am 1cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:42am 14cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 8:59am 0cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 107cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 182cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 711cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Thursday 23rd February 2017
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Morning from Nozawa.

And it's not a very good one sadly.

Rain is falling base to top early on, so 'escape to the top' at the start of the day. The resort is reporting a temperature of +1C up at Yamabiko and down here at base it is about +4C now. Today a high of around +8C might happen down here.

You want the good news right? Well, it should be starting to get cold later this afternoon and we can expect snow overnight. Just how much remains to be seen, but it doesn't look particularly 'major'. Would be happy to be wrong!

Anyway let's see. It's a good morning for a leisurely soak in an onsen or temple visit or something.

If you are cool with the conditions, do note - just noticed this - that top lifts are actually on hold as of 8:45am. Not exactly sure on the reason - perhaps the lifts are complaining about the rain. ;)

I also just noticed the resort mentioning yesterday about the season being exactly at the half way point of the (planned) season, if they can remain open until the planned 7th May last day.

The more snow we get, the better the chances of a long and decent spring season. (Obviously!)

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Thursday 23rd February 2017

Fresh snow reported by resort since yesterday morning:
- Yamabiko: 0cm
- Uenotaira: 0cm
- Hikage: 0cm
- Nagasaka: 0cm
- Karasawa: 0cm

Official snow depths:
- Yamabiko: 370cm
- Uenotaira: 275cm
- Hikage: 195cm
- Nagasaka: 185cm
- Karasawa: 140cm

Lifts operations:
- All lifts operating except:
- Top lifts on hold at start of the day?
- Yunomine pair (usually closed on weekdays)
- Mizunashi triple (usually closed on weekdays)
- Challenge pair (usually closed on weekdays)
- Utopia pair (usually closed on weekdays)

Courses not open today are:
- Grand Prix

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Thursday 23rd February 2017
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts appear to be on hold at the moment

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 23rd February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 4cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 20cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 1cm 0cm 20cm
19th February 14cm 0cm 2cm
18th February 0cm 40cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 39cm 43cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 107cm 135cm 108cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 3cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 161cm 100cm 437cm
January observed snowfall total 366cm 132cm 314cm
February observed snowfall total 182cm 162cm 215cm
March observed snowfall total - 75cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 711cm 472cm 1044cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
366cm
[529cm]
182cm
[711cm]
- - -
2015/2016 season - 3cm
[3cm]
100cm
[103cm]
132cm
[235cm]
162cm
[397cm]
75cm
[472cm]
0cm
[472cm]
-
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
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]
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