Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 1st May 2017
Friday 15th May 2009, 10:25am
Yesterday saw mixed weather - heavy rain and strong winds at times in the middle of the day and then finer weather later on. This morning it started off with a complete cover of cloud, but right now the sun is out and after the chilly start it is warming up and should reach around 17 degrees. (This morning it was just 1 degree at Kagura).
Two more weekends left up at Kagura ski resort. It looks like tomorrow will just be cloudy and a chance of rain on Sunday, so perhaps tomorrow would be the pick over the weekend.
The official snow depth is 150cm still, but I would take that with a pinch of salt. Parts of the courses at Kagura are getting a bit patchy (and the snow almost gone in surrounding areas), with the lower part of the Gondola course now just a thin strip. Still good cover on the main course though, still fun to be had!
This last week has certainly been cooler than we expect for mid-May and temperatures have dropped since the warm/hot period before Golden Week. How long will that last I wonder? Read more ...
Shiga Kogen Now!
Friday 15th May 2009, 15:42pm
Guess what? We had snow falling at Yokoteyama yesterday! Yes, in mid-May! Just a sprinkling, but it sure was cold and has been for a few days now.
The season isn't over yet - with Yokoteyama hoping to be open until at least the 25th of this month and possibly even beyond....
Another 9 days left! These last few days have seen the temperatures drop again and it is uncharacteristically cool for the middle of May. No-one complaining here though as that will help keep as much snow as possible for the last stretch of the season.
Cloud tomorrow and a chance of rain as well on Sunday for the region.
PLEASE NOTE: We will continue to make updates to this Naeba Now! page a few times a week, but from now on until the end of the season at Kagura the daily reporting from the Yuzawa area of Niigata will move over to the Yuzawa Now! report section, so remember to check out that page as well for the latest. Read more ...