Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 14th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Saturday 14th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear at the moment, more cloudy over Naeba area
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Calm
Very good
This report
Saturday 14th December 2013, 9:02am
5cm
Friday 13th December 2013, 9:09am 1cm
Thursday 12th December 2013, 8:20am 10cm
Wednesday 11th December 2013, 9:10am 0cm
Tuesday 10th December 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 9th December 2013, 8:28am 0cm
Sunday 8th December 2013, 8:14am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 26cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 26cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 31cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Saturday 14th December 2013
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It kind of feels a bit like yesterday. Yesterday started off with clear blue skies when we were expecting something more snowy. It didn't last too long as by mid morning lots of white cloud had formed and by lunchtime it was almost all grey cover. By evening snow was falling and there is about 10cm of fresh snow on top of the car outside.

Why does it feel like yesterday? Well, we were expecting a snow storm this morning. But it is actually clear and sunny once again. Brilliant if you are up at Kagura today, but not great for everywhere else as we need that snow. The forecast actually still insists that it will snow all day today, so I can only thing/hope that those clouds will move back in and it will be snowing soon. Right now though looking out of the window, it doesn't look likely. But then again again, it didn't yesterday either!

It looks like the snow is falling to the north of our valley - Nagaoka city is getting snowed on right now. Looks like at the moment this is 'Satoyuki' - where it snows in the plains rather than in the mountains.

So for what it is worth, the forecast is for snow all today and all tomorrow. It does look like the skies over Naeba and Kagura are getting clouded over a bit actually... anyway, I'll let you know tomorrow what it brings.

In resort news as reported yesterday, the Tashiro and Kagura areas are now linked up so most of Kagura is now open. They report 10-20cm of snow overnight. Conditions should be very nice up there.

Naeba this morning is reporting 5-10cm of new snowfall and this morning the Prince Number 2 Gondola is moving as well as the top Takenokodaira romance (pair) life and Daishamen romance lift, so there's some natural snow upper runs open this weekend.

Iwappara are saying that they received 15cm of snow on the middle area slopes - but unfortunately it's not enough to open today.

Yuzawa Kogen were saying yesterday that they still planned to open today but are being very shy with any kind of details.

Maiko Snow Resort were also hoping to open today but are unable to.

The other few resorts that were aiming for an opening today are not going to be able to. If this snowfall that is forecast for this weekend actually decides to make an appearance.... I don't think we are far away!

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Currently open:

Kagura:
Most of Kagura is now open.
The 3 areas are linked up.

Naeba:
Prince Number 2 Gondola
No5 high speed lift
No4 romance lift
Takenokodaira romance lift
Daishamen romance lift

Joetsu Kokusai:
Very limited operations

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Planned resort opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

As soon as possible:
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Nakazato Snow Wood
Maiko Snow Resort
Muikamachi Ski Resort

December 20th:
Yuzawa Park
Ishiuchi Maruyama

December 21st:
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba area)
Muikamachi Hakkaisan

December 28th:
Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Saturday 14th December 2013
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 14th December 2013
2012/2013
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14th December 5cm 0cm -
13th December 1cm 5cm -
12th December 10cm 10cm -
11th December 0cm 30cm -
10th December 0cm 45cm -
9th December 0cm 0cm -
8th December 10cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 26cm 90cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 26cm 102cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 5cm 8cm -
December observed snowfall total 26cm 217cm -
January observed snowfall total - 254cm -
February observed snowfall total - 238cm -
March observed snowfall total - 42cm -
April observed snowfall total - 3cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 31cm 762cm 0cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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217cm
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[479cm]
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42cm
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3cm
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0cm
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