Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky and sun
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow forecast but it's not snowing right now
wind condition
Generally just light
Good
This report
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 9:10am
5cm
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Monday 5th January 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Sunday 4th January 2015, 8:21am 0cm
Saturday 3rd January 2015, 8:22am 30cm
Friday 2nd January 2015, 9:01am 40cm
Thursday 1st January 2015, 8:55am 50cm
Last 7 reports (total): 125cm
Last 14 reports (total): 227cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 125cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 562cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

We're seeing a bit of sun this morning. Lots of cloud still, but some breaks in them and some sunshine.

Glad that we can move on from yesterday, which was unfortunately blighted with rain. Happily it turned into snowfall, and result of which is up to 15cm being reported by the resort on the slopes.

It's nice and cold again this morning as well which is much better than the milder conditions we experienced yesterday.

Less wind this morning and all lifts are apparently back moving as they should.

Next major snow seems to be forecast for the weekend at present. Until then we will probably see a mix of cloud, sun and snow showers.

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January 15th is an important date on the Nozawa calendar, perhaps the most important one: The Dosojin Fire Festival.

It's certainly an interesting event and if you are in the area definitely worth a look. It gets busy!

Anyway, here's what the Nozawa skijo official site says about it:

Thursday 15th January
With a gallant display of bravery, this traditional Fire Festival is one of Japan's top 3. The years largest event, come watch as the flames leap high and fierce!

Date & Time

From 1pm on 13th January:
The men drag their felled logs from the forest to the ceremony site.

Until midnight 15th January:
The men work hard on constructing the Shrine used in the ceremony

15th January
By lunch shrine construction has finished.
19:00 – The ceremonial fire source commences its journey
19:30 – Ceremonial Lanterns are erected
20:00 - Fireworks display & Drum troupe performance 20:30: The ceremonial fire source arrives
20:30 - Nozawa Village representatives, Ceremonial lantern holders and small children take part in a mock, ceremonial assault on the Shrine
20:50 - Adults assault the tower for real in an attempt to burn it down
22:00 - Ceremony finishes

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Fresh snow to report this morning since yesterday:

Yamabiko - 15cm
Hikage - 15cm

Official snow depths:

Yamabiko - 325cm
Uenotaira - 265cm
Hikage - 215cm
Nagasaka - 215cm
Karasawa - 165cm

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Courses open:

All courses are open except:

Grand Prix course
Jumping Course
Challenge 39
Kandahar West
Kamoshika

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Lifts open (subject to weather conditions):

All lifts operating except:

Yunomine Pair
Challenge Pair
Utopia Pair
Hikage Number 2 Pair B Line

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Night skiing at Nozawa until 8pm on the following dates:

Every Saturday until 28th March

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Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen is open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Wednesday 7th January 2015
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 7th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
7th January 5cm 15cm 0cm
6th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th January 0cm 5cm 15cm
4th January 0cm 0cm 60cm
3rd January 30cm 10cm 50cm
2nd January 40cm 15cm 0cm
1st January 50cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 125cm 45cm 125cm
Previous 14 days total 227cm 60cm 173cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 15cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 437cm 100cm 213cm
January observed snowfall total 125cm 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 562cm 720cm 824cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th January 2015
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]
437cm
[437cm]
125cm
[562cm]
-
[562cm]
-
[562cm]
-
[562cm]
-
[562cm]
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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