Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 13th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Tuesday 13th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light fine snow
wind condition
Slight north westerly
Limited
This report
Tuesday 13th January 2015, 7:40am
20cm
Monday 12th January 2015, 9:38am 30cm
Sunday 11th January 2015, 7:45am 25cm
Saturday 10th January 2015, 7:57am 25cm
Friday 9th January 2015, 7:43am 35cm
Thursday 8th January 2015, 7:30am 30cm
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 7:40am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 185cm
Last 14 reports (total): 315cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 315cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 874cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Tuesday 13th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It kept on snowing yesterday with most people now asking 'when is this going to stop'?

10cm on top of the car this morning but I moved off 10-15cm last night that had fallen during the day, so it's another 20-25cm since my report yesterday morning.

Very fine light snow is falling right now, but it is due to ease off sometime this morning (at last!) leaving us with a cloudy afternoon.

Maybe a chance of some sunshine perhaps? Would be nice. Even if we don't get that today, currently the forecast for Wednesday is clear and sunny skies and mild conditions too with temperatures rising to around +5C. High of +3C expected today, and for now it's hanging around 0C.

The 3m solid wall of snow around the building here tells me that we're not going to be worrying about snow base this season! Just regular top-ups now please. (But keep them regular).

All resorts around town will be open and primed for tracks.

Some people ask how come there's so much snow every day but the snow depth numbers are resorts don't increase (or don't increase much)? Probably a variety of reasons including snow getting compacted, melting (when conditions are warmer) and quite possibly some resorts almost wanting to under-report when there's lots of snow. Mentioned this before but as hard as it might be to believe, when there's news of really heavy snowfall some people get put off.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
390cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
350cm
Iwappara:
270cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
300cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
310cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
340cm (upper)
260cm (lower)
Naeba:
250cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
303cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
290cm (Kogen)
240cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
225cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening, is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available.
Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta' (or do not plan to have more this season).
Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a special lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Tuesday 13th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the area open

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 13th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
13th January 20cm 40cm 0cm
12th January 30cm 7cm 0cm
11th January 25cm 40cm 20cm
10th January 25cm 30cm 3cm
9th January 35cm 2cm 0cm
8th January 30cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 20cm 10cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 185cm 129cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 315cm 159cm 89cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 315cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 874cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 13th January 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
315cm
[874cm]
-
[874cm]
-
[874cm]
-
[874cm]
-
[874cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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