Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 16th February 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 16th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Wet light snow at the moment
wind condition
Moderate to strong wind
Generally poor
This report
Sunday 16th February 2014, 8:15am
32cm
Saturday 15th February 2014, 8:05am 30cm
Friday 14th February 2014, 9:01am 2cm
Thursday 13th February 2014, 8:54am 2cm
Wednesday 12th February 2014, 7:51am 0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2014, 9:20am 3cm
Monday 10th February 2014, 9:52am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 74cm
Last 14 reports (total): 144cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 144cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 577cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 16th February 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yesterday was one of those days for sure.

Heavy snow, strong winds at times, blocked roads, shut down trains and roads... both train and road connections (including Route 17 which was blocked in the Mikuni area due to a snowslide I believe) to Tokyo were cut off for large parts of yesterday preventing people from getting here - and leaving as well.

It looks like the Kanetsu Expressway is still closed this morning to Yuzawa. The Shinkansen seems to be moving but some trains cancelled and some later than usual, so we are not back to normal yet.

So yes it was really coming down hard in the morning in particular and I reckon by the end of the day there was at least another 30cm for me to move. Overnight it had eased off as there's only a few more cm this morning. (So I'm going to put 32cm for the new snowfall town area today including what we got yesterday). We've had well over 50cm that's for sure and in some places I would expect considerably more.

The bottom line is that wherever you choose to ski today, you'll find lots of fresh snow.

But choice is more limited than normal. Yesterday evening Kagura were warning that only part would be open again today due to avalanche risk in places, but they are actually 100% closed this morning - citing strong wind as the reason and those winds up to 20m/s. Naeba is only having a limited opening this morning.

I see that GALA Yuzawa is also closed for the day due to the wind conditions up there.

Other lifts may be affected but I can't see any major news at the moment.... resorts lower down and at town level seem to be open.

So this morning... it is snowing now, but actually seems much wetter than the snow we had yesterday. It is actually above zero degrees as well now, which explains that, currently +1C. Snowy conditions likely to continue into tomorrow.

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Official resort snow depths @ Sunday 16th February 2014, AM:
Some not updated for the day yet
Naeba:
250cm
Kagura (Tashiro):
280cm
Kagura (Mitsumata):
330cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
270cm
Gala Yuzawa:
330cm
Iwappara:
260cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
320cm
Yuzawa Nakazato:
230cm
Yuzawa Park:
220cm
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Maiko Snow Resort:
320cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
300cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
250cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 16th February 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resorts affected by wind today - Kagura and GALA Yuzawa closed

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  2013/2014
*as of Sunday 16th February 2014
2012/2013
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2011/2012
Season
16th February 32cm 20cm -
15th February 30cm 0cm -
14th February 2cm 0cm -
13th February 2cm 5cm -
12th February 0cm 30cm -
11th February 3cm 20cm -
10th February 5cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 74cm 75cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 144cm 108cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 5cm 8cm -
December observed snowfall total 131cm 217cm -
January observed snowfall total 297cm 254cm -
February observed snowfall total 144cm 238cm -
March observed snowfall total - 42cm -
April observed snowfall total - 3cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 577cm 762cm 0cm
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5cm
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131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
144cm
[577cm]
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[577cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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