Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 23rd December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:12am on Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Light NNW
Poor
This report
Tuesday 23rd December 2014, 8:12am
20cm
Monday 22nd December 2014, 8:00am 0cm
Sunday 21st December 2014, 8:44am 0cm
Saturday 20th December 2014, 9:28am 0cm
Friday 19th December 2014, 8:13am 50cm
Thursday 18th December 2014, 8:10am 85cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 7:45am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 175cm
Last 14 reports (total): 360cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 480cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 480cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:12am on Tuesday 23rd December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Snowfall remained half-hearted for much of the morning at least and into the afternoon, though around 2pm it started snowing more heavily... didn't amount to that much snow on the ground though. So it was surprising to see on the news how much snow had been falling elsewhere in Niigata to the north of us here - the clouds had kind of missed us out of the main event.

My friend over in Tokamachi said he had to move over 40cm off his car yesterday evening, that had fallen during the day.

So the forecast was for 50cm and over in the mountains of the region for overnight, so we were looking forward to that. Didn't quite turn out like that though. There's 15cm of snow on the top of my car this morning; I'd guess that resorts around town saw about 20cm upwards.

Kagura are reporting 30-40cm; Naeba reporting 20-40cm.

Nice to get the layer of fresh, but let's have more today ok?!

Today is a national holiday in Japan - Emperor's Birthday - so I would expect places to at least be busier than a normal Tuesday. The weekend didn't see too many crowds so just how many people will turn out for today, I don't know.

Christmas isn't a holiday here in Japan and while people might eat a cake and friend chicken on Christmas Eve (as is the 'tradition' here), for most it's just another day. Indeed you'll probably see Christmas trees taken down late on the 24th, to be replaced with New Year gear. Oh yes and lots of ski hills will get visited by Santa. Busy guy.

The forecast for today remains snow and it is snowing now, so hopefully we can get some more fresh snow on the runs. Tomorrow looks set to be milder with some forecasts telling us that we might have clearer sunny skies (others just cloudy).

Itsukamachi resort in Minamiuonuma opens from today.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
230cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
200cm
Iwappara:
165cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
160cm
Kagura:
230cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
190cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
190cm
Naeba:
150cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
160cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
200cm (Kogen)
150cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
130cm

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

All resorts not noted here are now at least part open.

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:12am on Tuesday 23rd December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts now open

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 23rd December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
23rd December 20cm 3cm 2cm
22nd December 0cm 15cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 5cm 10cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
19th December 50cm 0cm 20cm
18th December 85cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 20cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 175cm 28cm 47cm
Previous 14 days total 360cm 84cm 137cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 480cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 480cm 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]
480cm
[480cm]
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[480cm]
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[480cm]
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[480cm]
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[480cm]
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[480cm]
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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