Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 16th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:14am on Monday 16th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds still above us
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times at the moment
wind condition
Westerly (feels calm in town, but wind affecting Kagura)
visibility condition
Varied - poor
This report
Monday 16th January 2017, 8:14am
36cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 7:54am 59cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:56am 72cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 8:10am 24cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 9:12am 19cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 8:36am 23cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 7:33am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 234cm
Last 14 reports (total): 260cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 260cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 406cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:14am on Monday 16th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa and the snowy conditions have continued.

Yesterday was a day of at times quickly changing weather conditions - at base areas anyway. We even had a brief spell of blue skies and sunshine in the morning, but it soon got back to snowing. During the day and at town level it wasn't always coming down as hard as it was on Saturday but we still got around 15cm of snowfall at town levels by evening. There was another period of clearer skies in the evening as well, before the snow clouds came back once again.

Here's the new snowfall data reported this morning:

Kagura (all areas): 40cm
Maiko Snow Resort: 15-30cm

Note: Kagura say that their number is 'until this morning'. Maiko Snow Resort say that their number is 'since yesterday evening'. Remember, it's not a science!

Since the report yesterday, we have measured the following amount of fresh snow on the ground

Minamiuonuma measuring point (near Ishiuchi): 35cm
Yuzawa measuring point: 36cm

...with about 20cm of that since yesterday evening.

So it's another thick layer of snow everywhere.

This morning, when I started putting this report together it was just cloudy but snow has started falling once again and indeed it is forecast for the whole day - and tomorrow.

Forecasts seem to disagree about what to expect on Wednesday and Thursday with some talking of sunshine, others of snow clouds to remain. So we'll have to just wait and see on that score.

Whatever, conditions should be fantastic everywhere this coming week with more than enough snow.

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233cm of snowfall observed at town level over the last 6 reports. How's that then? :)

I said things could change dramatically in a matter of days didn't I? It's amazing how much things look different from this time last week.

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Unfortunately it looks like wind conditions are affecting Kagura this morning. Just the Mitsumata Ropeway will open and Kagura up to the Number 1 pair lift. The quad lift may get moving depending on conditions.

The South Area of GALA Yuzawa is closed today due to avalanche danger with all the fresh snow over the last run of days.

Other resorts in Yuzawa and region appear to be opening as planned.

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Official snow depth information as of Monday 16th January 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Official snow depth: 290cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 250cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 195cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 250cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 300cm
Mitsumata - 270cm
Tashiro - 250cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 245cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 280cm
Base - 170cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 250cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 200cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 230cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 250cm
Base - 180cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 170cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 150cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays between 29th December 2016 and 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in January and February and also from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:14am on Monday 16th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts are open and enjoying large amounts of snowfall

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  2016/2017
*as of Monday 16th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
16th January 36cm 0cm 5cm
15th January 59cm 3cm 0cm
14th January 72cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 24cm 1cm 20cm
12th January 19cm 1cm 30cm
11th January 23cm 5cm 25cm
10th January 1cm 0cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 234cm 10cm 105cm
Previous 14 days total 260cm 21cm 240cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 260cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 406cm 424cm 1303cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 16th January 2017
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
260cm
[406cm]
- - - -
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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