Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th February 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Wednesday 18th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain at base, snow higher up
wind condition
Light north westerly
Limited
This report
Wednesday 18th February 2015, 8:10am
0cm
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 7:52am 0cm
Monday 16th February 2015, 7:35am 15cm
Sunday 15th February 2015, 7:40am 25cm
Saturday 14th February 2015, 7:36am 30cm
Friday 13th February 2015, 7:22am 2cm
Thursday 12th February 2015, 7:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 134cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 201cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1180cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Wednesday 18th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa. Lots of cloud yesterday, with some blue skies at times, but as expected the main thing was that it got rather mild. A wind made it feel colder higher up, but down in town it got to +6 degrees.

Temperatures dropped to around freezing point overnight and now as of 8am it's +1. Overcast skies and... unfortunately rain has started falling in town. Higher up it's going to be snow and hopefully it will gradually get to be that way at base as well sooner than later. Might have to wait until this evening though. Tomorrow is looking borderline as well with what exactly falls from the sky as milder conditions look likely to continue.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Saturday might bring sunshing but Sunday is looking like a real proper warm up and rain.

So bit mild at the moment and we can just hope it to keep on the colder side. Let's hope that next week will see a return to mid-winter like weather.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
490cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
380cm
Iwappara:
270cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
290cm
Kagura:
370cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
390cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
380cm (upper)
290cm (lower)
Naeba:
290cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
385cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
370cm (Kogen)
300cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
260cm

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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 Fridays and Saturdays (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)
All night on 14th February and 14th March (10pm until 6am)
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


Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Wednesday 18th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts look to be open this morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 18th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
18th February 0cm 20cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 5cm 20cm
16th February 15cm 32cm 20cm
15th February 25cm 30cm 0cm
14th February 30cm 2cm 0cm
13th February 2cm 2cm 5cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 72cm 91cm 75cm
Previous 14 days total 134cm 169cm 123cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 420cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total 201cm 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1180cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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]
420cm
[979cm]
201cm
[1180cm]
-
[1180cm]
-
[1180cm]
-
[1180cm]
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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