Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th May 2018

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:12am on Friday 18th May 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clearer earlier on, clouding over
Base temp:
25°C

Top temp:
14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently, but due...
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Good
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Archive report: Posted at 11:12am on Friday 18th May 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday and the day before were both pretty hot - it was almost 30C in Yuzawa on Wednesday!

And it's rather warm today too with temps up to about 27 (and possibly the rest) with something of humid feel out there.

Still, rain is due from sometime this afternoon and overnight tonight, possibly very heavy at times.

A dramatic cool-down is due tomorrow too... perhaps even down to around 10C in town during the day and even lower still later on. It looks like there's even the chance of some snow falling very high up (!), according to some forecasts.

So the weather is all over the place at the moment and something of a roller coaster ride.

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The 1500m main course at the Kagura ski resort remains open for this weekend. There's more ground appearing in places but still fairly decent snow on there, though rather 'dirty looking'. (See the image below from yesterday and courtesy of Kagura).

You need to get Mitsumata Ropeway, the Mitsumata quad and then the Kagura Gondola to get over to the main Kagura area. Once there, the Kagura Number 1 high speed lift and the Kagura Number 1 Romance lift plan to be operating and servicing the open course.

On the way back at the end of the day, you need to get the Kagura Gondola and then the Mitsumata Number 2 Romance lift. And then either take the Mitsumata quad back down to the Ropeway or slide down the artificial 'snow mats'.

If you want to avoid using the snow mats, there's some walking involved - a total of about 900m on the way over to Kagura and about 400m on the way back to Mitsumata Ropeway.

Mitsumata Ropeway plans to open at 7:30am on both Saturday and Sunday and operations will likely be back to how they are today on weekdays from Monday.

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Kagura is still hoping to be able to remain open until Sunday 27th May.

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We next plan to update this report again on Tuesday (22nd May).

We will re-post the season summary and message in the final report. In the meantime if you wish to read that, please see the previous report.

Archive report: Posted at 11:12am on Friday 18th May 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

The main course at Kagura resort remains open.

All other ski resorts in the Yuzawa region are now closed.

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11th May 0cm - 0cm
9th May 0cm - -
7th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th May 0cm 0cm -
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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 162cm 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total 11cm 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 857cm 954cm 424cm
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2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
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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