Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th January 2018

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:55am on Thursday 11th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, clearing (9:15am)
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently (9:15am)
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Good
This report
Thursday 11th January 2018, 7:55am
4cm
Wednesday 10th January 2018, 7:33am 0cm
Tuesday 9th January 2018, 7:37am 0cm
Monday 8th January 2018, 7:04am 1cm
Sunday 7th January 2018, 7:58am 18cm
Saturday 6th January 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Friday 5th January 2018, 8:43am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 165cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 130cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 421cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Thursday 11th January 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

UPDATE AT 9:15am

I feel I should update the report - the snowfall I reported at the time of the original report eased up and right now clouds are clearing and the sun is breaking through!

** The original webcam images remain.

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ORIGINAL REPORT

Good morning from Yuzawa.

The weather is acting... a little odd in our region just at the moment.

As I mentioned yesterday the snow clouds appear to be moving across Niigata Prefecture to the north of us - and giving our region something of a miss in the process. Yesterday was a windy and snow-free day here, and even after hearing that it was snowing fairly close by in Tokamachi when I made my way over there yesterday afternoon, I was still a bit surprised to see a decent amount of fresh snow on the ground over there. There was still none over here when I got back. And it was really strange hearing about snow down in Kyushu and western Japan - areas that usually hardly get any.

There is actually is a bit of fresh snow on the ground here this morning... 4cm on the roads around town to add to the report. (Just outside of Yuzawa in neighbouring Minamiuonuma remains dry).

Higher resorts are also reporting fresh. Kagura are reporting between 10-15cm of fresh snowfall; Naeba and Maiko Snow Resort are both reporting 5cm.

So it would seem that today is definitely a day when 'go high' is the best advice for better snow conditions. Lower areas could still do with a good refresh. Actually, higher areas could also do with it.

I'm not going to try and say what we'll get served up today. We are hoping snow on and off during the day and that is what local forecasts say; but they said that yesterday!

Early on it has been generally cloudy - and as I am about to post the report this morning there is good news: I am happy to report snow has started falling in higher areas. Let's hope it continues.

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Images today from GALA Yuzawa, NASPA Ski Garden and Yuzawa IC exit.

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Updated: Thursday 11th January 2018

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Note that while we manually check this information each morning, sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports and so at times there may be an apparent delay.

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 220cm

Iwappara
- 150cm

Kagura
- Kagura area: 320cm
- Mitsumata area: 220cm
- Tashiro area: 270cm

Kandatsu Kogen
- 180cm

Naeba
- 210cm (base)

NASPA Ski Garden
- 160cm

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 220cm
- Base: 160cm

Yuzawa Park
- 150cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 150cm

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma (just to the north of Yuzawa):

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 180cm

Joetsu Kokusai
- 200cm

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 130cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Closed on Wednesdays between 10th January and 14th March (!)
- 240cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Thursday 11th January 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open

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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 11th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
11th January 4cm 23cm 5cm
10th January 0cm 1cm 0cm
9th January 0cm 0cm 5cm
8th January 1cm 0cm 6cm
7th January 18cm 0cm 0cm
6th January 0cm 13cm 0cm
5th January 12cm 12cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 49cm 16cm
Previous 14 days total 165cm 79cm 60cm
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January observed snowfall total 130cm 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 421cm 954cm 424cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
130cm
[421cm]
- - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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