Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 17th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:45am on Wednesday 17th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate to fairly strong
Poor
This report
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 7:45am
20cm
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 8:25am 10cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 7:30am 100cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 8:13am 60cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 7:46am 15cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 7:46am 0cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:13am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 205cm
Last 14 reports (total): 325cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 325cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 325cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Wednesday 17th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

We did end up with rain yesterday from the afternoon and continuing into the evening. I'm guessing (and this is a guess, sorry) that it would have been snow higher up. Rain down in town. It wasn't as cold as it had been but still didn't rise above 3 degrees.

The news last night was full of this "once every however many years" winter storm will be over Japan today and tomorrow - with Hokkaido getting special mention for extra strong typhoon like winds - and while this morning has started snowy and windy, it's not crazily so. A look at the weather charts shows more snow falling to the north of us here, perhaps around Koide and Horinouchi, with slightly less here in the Yuzawa region... but that's just for the moment. The forecast is for heavy snow and strong winds for all of today and tomorrow.

25-30cm of snow on the top of my car parked in Ishiuchi overnight and it's definitely rather windy, but from what I can tell the ski resorts that are open should be open as normal this morning.

Kagura reports 20cm of snowfall and... well, that's actually it for reported numbers. I do wish they'd all tell us every day!

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Resorts currently open:

Kagura - pretty much fully open
Naeba - part open
Iwappara - part open, 2 central area lifts operating
Joetsu Kokusai - part open, 5 lifts operating
Maiko Snow Resort - part open, top Okusoeji area, Gondola and 2 Okusoeji lifts operating

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Official snow depths:

Kagura:
200cm
Naeba:
100cm
Iwappara:
150cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
170cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
180cm

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Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):

Friday 19th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 20th December:
Chateau Shiozawa
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muimamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba area)

Tuesday 23rd December:
Itsukamachi

Thursday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 27th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Late December
Mt Granview

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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A reminder that there are lots of of Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma lift tickets in the SnowJapan Prize Draw here:

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/lift-ticket-prize-draw

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Wednesday 17th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resorts at least part open, see main report

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 17th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
17th December 20cm 5cm 0cm
16th December 10cm 30cm 0cm
15th December 100cm 10cm 0cm
14th December 60cm 5cm 0cm
13th December 15cm 1cm 5cm
12th December 0cm 10cm 10cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 205cm 61cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 325cm 71cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 325cm 131cm 217cm
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March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 325cm 833cm 762cm
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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]
325cm
[325cm]
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[325cm]
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[325cm]
-
[325cm]
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[325cm]
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[325cm]
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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