Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 18th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:58am on Sunday 18th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Moderate NNW
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Sunday 18th February 2018, 7:58am
48cm
Saturday 17th February 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Friday 16th February 2018, 7:57am 9cm
Thursday 15th February 2018, 7:52am 2cm
Wednesday 14th February 2018, 7:56am 3cm
Tuesday 13th February 2018, 7:56am 7cm
Monday 12th February 2018, 7:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 69cm
Last 14 reports (total): 109cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 113cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 796cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:58am on Sunday 18th February 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday was an interesting one!

After I posted the morning report it started snowing, and then it seemed to be clearing up for a bit. There was even a bit of sun for a short while.

But then it really started snowing. Heavy snow at times and by 4pm, over 20cm of it had fallen on the top of the car and probably more in places. It was windy too and some very limited visibility in lots of areas. So it wasn’t the most friendly of weather conditions to say the least.

At around the same time mid afternoon, the local Niigata forecast was predicting a further (up to) 50cm more snowfall before 10am this morning.

Here’s how much fresh snow ski resorts are reporting this morning:

Kagura: 40-50cm
Maiko Snow Resort: 30-40cm (since last night)
Ishiuchi Maruyama: 40cm (since last night)

I can never work out why resorts report just snow 'since last night', rather than 'since last report'. It misses out a chunk of snow during the day...

As of 8am this morning - and including the snow during the day yesterday - I have measured 48cm. There may well be more than that in places as it has been rather windy with the light snow blowing around lots of the time.

But numbers aside --- there's a lot of fresh snowfall!

And it is still snowing this morning, with snow forecast for the day and perhaps also into tomorrow.

Let's see how much more we get out of this.

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GALA Yuzawa is going to be open as normal today.

But it looks like the Tashiro area of Kagura as well as the Kagura Number 1 lift will not be opening due to strong wind conditions (the latter may well open if conditions improve).

Seems like the Gondola at Maiko Snow Resort may well also be delayed opening.

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Images today from GALA Yuzawa, NASPA Ski Garden and Yuzawa IC exit (Route 17).

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Updated: Sunday 18th February 2018

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

Checked and updated every morning. Note that some ski resorts may not have updated their own info at the time this report is published.

GALA Yuzawa
- 350cm

Iwappara
- 240cm

Kagura
- Kagura area: 350cm
- Mitsumata area: 250cm
- Tashiro area: 300cm

Kandatsu Kogen
- 270cm

Naeba
- 250cm (base)

NASPA Ski Garden
- 270cm

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 320cm
- Base: 270cm

Yuzawa Park
- 180cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 190cm

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma (just to the north of Yuzawa):

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 280cm

Joetsu Kokusai
- 270cm

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 180cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Closed on Wednesdays until 14th March
- 370cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:58am on Sunday 18th February 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resorts affected by strong winds early on - see above

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  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 18th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
18th February 48cm 0cm 18cm
17th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th February 9cm 1cm 26cm
15th February 2cm 12cm 0cm
14th February 3cm 9cm 0cm
13th February 7cm 12cm 0cm
12th February 0cm 37cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 69cm 71cm 44cm
Previous 14 days total 109cm 143cm 111cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 277cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total 392cm 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total 113cm 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 796cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 18th February 2018
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 - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
113cm
[796cm]
- - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
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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