Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 5th January 2019

Nozawa Onsen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Saturday 5th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Moody clouds
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain / sleet / snow
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Fair below; poor up top
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Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:20am
0cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 8:40am 6cm
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 7:39am 24cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 7:51am 10cm
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 7:57am 3cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 7:48am 26cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 9:21am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 99cm
Last 14 reports (total): 158cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 43cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 247cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Saturday 5th January 2019
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Nozawa.

After the clearer skies we enjoyed yesterday, it's back to cloud this morning.

It's also a little warmer than it has been and temperatures are today set to venture into low positive numbers. Right now unfortunately it is raining lightly in places at base though the resort is reporting snow falling higher up on the mountain (and indeed 1-2cm of fresh on the top slopes). Hopefully it might be snowing down here too later on.

My recommendation today, for what it is worth, would be to head high. Though be prepared for limited visibility - looks pretty poor at the start of the day.

The Kamoshika course is back open as normal this morning so we're pretty much full open (apart from Kandahar and Grand Prix).

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Saturday 5th January 2019

Fresh snowfall recorded by resort (since yesterday morning):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 2cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 1cm
- Hikage (660m): 0cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 0cm
- Karasawa (563m): 0cm

Official snow depth numbers (reported by resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 210cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 190cm
- Hikage (660m): 130cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 125cm
- Karasawa (563m): 110cm

All lifts apart from the following planned to be operating:

- Kandahar pair
- Mizunashi triple

All courses open apart from the following planned to be open:

- Kandahar
- Grand Prix

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Saturday 5th January 2019
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen is open

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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Nozawa Onsen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Saturday 5th January 2019
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 5th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
5th January 0cm 18cm 1cm
4th January 6cm 25cm 0cm
3rd January 24cm 35cm 0cm
2nd January 10cm 8cm 0cm
1st January 3cm 0cm 0cm
31st December 26cm 2cm 4cm
30th December 30cm 10cm 42cm
Previous 7 days total 99cm 98cm 47cm
Previous 14 days total 158cm 176cm 86cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 21cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 202cm 217cm 161cm
January observed snowfall total 43cm 325cm 366cm
February observed snowfall total - 131cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 5cm 97cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 247cm 700cm 822cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Nozawa Onsen 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
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
202cm
[204cm]
43cm
[247cm]
- - - -
2017/2018 season - 21cm
[21cm]
217cm
[238cm]
325cm
[563cm]
131cm
[694cm]
5cm
[699cm]
1cm
[700cm]
0cm
[700cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
366cm
[529cm]
196cm
[725cm]
97cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
2015/2016 season - 3cm
[3cm]
100cm
[103cm]
132cm
[235cm]
162cm
[397cm]
75cm
[472cm]
0cm
[472cm]
-
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
100cm
[115cm]
259cm
[374cm]
168cm
[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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