Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st February 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Tuesday 1st February 2011
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The snowfall was pretty weak yesterday, which makes a change, and it had fizzled out by the early afternoon and we even had some clear patches of blue sky showing as well as a fair bit of cloud hanging on. But it was a bright afternoon.

This morning is dairly dull with grey cloud cover. It looks like it might be snowing higher up at Gala Yuzawa but here in town it is now snowing at the moment even though we do have snow on the forecast for the day. I doubt it will bring much new in terms of cm though and we have an average of 5cm forecast between now and tomorrow morning.

Update mid-report: since I wrote the above a minute ago, it has started to snow in town as well!

Some stronger winds seem to be affecting lifts at the Kagura resort this morning but all other resorts seem to be operating as normal.

Tomorrow looks all set to be a fine and sunny day. Bluebird? Possibly. But it certainly looks like it will be much milder with the temperature getting up to (at least) a few above zero during the day. And a decent chance of continued clearer skies through until the weekend as well.

Just to go back to that place to the north of Yuzawa that I mentioned having about 3.5m of snow - well now they officially have 422cm of snow (the most in Japan) and that's untouched snow, so not a pile of snow pushed to the side of the road. It's a small village in the mountains to the north of Koide by the Tadami-sen train line called Irihirose.

January certainly was a very very snowy month here in Niigata after that slow start. It's incredible how it can change from being a worried "where's the snow?!" to epic amounts of snow in a space of about three weeks. Certainly one to remember though.

Lets hope February brings frequent topups to keep the quality high.

Official snow depths @ 1st February 2011 AM

Naeba:
250cm

Kagura:
380cm

Tashiro:
350cm

Gala Yuzawa:
390cm

Yuzawa Kogen:
380cm

Yuzawa Park:
250cm

Yuzawa Nakazato:
240cm

Kandatsu Kogen:
270cm

Iwappara:
270cm

NASPA Ski Garden:
295cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
350cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Tuesday 1st February 2011
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are now open for the season. Limited operations at Kagura this morning due to winds.

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