Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 2nd February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:44am on Friday 2nd February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy but perhaps due to clear
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Varied, probably going to improve
This report
Friday 2nd February 2018, 7:44am
4cm
Thursday 1st February 2018, 7:53am 0cm
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 7:54am 15cm
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 7:56am 24cm
Monday 29th January 2018, 7:56am 3cm
Sunday 28th January 2018, 7:35am 16cm
Saturday 27th January 2018, 8:03am 32cm
Last 7 reports (total): 94cm
Last 14 reports (total): 242cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 4cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 687cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Friday 2nd February 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday remained cloudy for the day, getting a bit brighter at times but never really clearing up.

And there was some snowfall overnight too. Kagura and Maiko Snow Resort are this morning reporting 5cm across their areas overnight. I am measuring 4cm on the ground.

It's a very cloudy start to the day but there are early signs of some blue sky appearing and probably a good chance that it will clear up more than it did yesterday. Maybe even be sunny. Let's see.

Expect sunshine tomorrow morning to be followed by a return to snowfall by Sunday.

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We thought it would be a good time to look over the season so far and see how the Yuzawa 2017/2018 season is shaping up compared with previous recent seasons.

The numbers I am mentioning here can all be found at the bottom of the Yuzawa Now report and they are on all the archive reports too. More comparisons and graphs can also be found by looking at the ‘Snowfall Analysis’ page. Click on the blue tab at the top of this page to see that.

And please remember, these numbers come from base and there is usually more - sometimes much more - snow falling at higher elevations.

This is the amount of snowfall that we have observed here at town level in Yuzawa over the past six seasons:

December 2017: 277cm
December 2016: 144cm
December 2015: 92cm
December 2014: 559cm
December 2013: 131cm
December 2012: 217cm

December 2017 was pretty good, with much more than in the slow-starting two previous seasons. It’s going to take a very special year to beat the somewhat crazy December 2014 though!

January 2018: 392cm
January 2017: 470cm
January 2016: 143cm
January 2015: 420cm
January 2014: 297cm
January 2013: 254cm

We had a rather dry (and unfortunately sometimes wet!) spell in the middle part of January 2018. There were stretches of no snowfall - or only very slight snowfall - on either side of the 23cm that was recorded on the 14th January.

Some regular and at times heavy snowfall in the last week of January really rescued the numbers for the month though, and we enjoyed some pleasing Yuzawa-like snowfall around 25th-26th January. The end result was a decent showing for the months total with close on 4m of snowfall.

17/18 season total observed snowfall until the end of January 2018: 683cm
16/17 season total observed snowfall until the end of January 2018: 883cm
15/16 season total observed snowfall until the end of January 2018: 386cm
14/15 season total observed snowfall until the end of January 2018: 1207cm
13/14 season total observed snowfall until the end of January 2018: 637cm
12/13 season total observed snowfall until the end of January 2018: 717cm

So up until the end of January 2018, our Yuzawa Now reports have observed just under 7m of snowfall for the season so far. That is not as much as last season at the same point (or that rather special 2014/2015 season), but it is certainly more than 2015/2016 and a comparable amount with what we observed during the 2013/2014 and 2012/2013 seasons.

Looking ahead, what can we expect from February? Over the last 5 seasons we have recorded between 151cm and 267cm; that averages out at 217cm.

February 2017: 267cm
February 2016: 151cm
February 2015: 228cm
February 2014: 204cm
February 2013: 238cm

We’ll have to see how this middle part of the season shapes up. Like last season or more would be good!

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

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Updated: Friday 2nd 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
- 310cm

Iwappara
- 215cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
- 270cm

Naeba
- 240cm (base)

NASPA Ski Garden
- 245cm

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 230cm

Yuzawa Park
- 180cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 190cm

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 260cm

Joetsu Kokusai
- 310cm

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 250cm
- Base: 170cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Closed on Wednesdays until 14th March
- 340cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Friday 2nd February 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts should be opening as planned

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 2nd February 2018
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Friday 2nd February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
2nd February 4cm 28cm 1cm
1st February 0cm 4cm 3cm
31st January 15cm 19cm 0cm
30th January 24cm 0cm 12cm
29th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
28th January 16cm 2cm 0cm
27th January 32cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 94cm 53cm 16cm
Previous 14 days total 242cm 209cm 105cm
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 4cm 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 687cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
4cm
[687cm]
- - -
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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