Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 17th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:00am on Friday 17th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy ft. sea of clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
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Friday 17th January 2020, 8:00am
0cm
Thursday 16th January 2020, 8:02am 13cm
Wednesday 15th January 2020, 8:02am 0cm
Tuesday 14th January 2020, 8:01am 0cm
Monday 13th January 2020, 8:33am 1cm
Sunday 12th January 2020, 9:02am 0cm
Saturday 11th January 2020, 7:27am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 80cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 117cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Friday 17th January 2020
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Morning from Nozawa.

A cloudy start to the day with an impressive looking sea of clouds hanging over the lower areas of the mountain. Check out the images below.

I had a good few hours yesterday morning. After that fresh snow to enjoy playing in yesterday morning, we don't have any more to add to it this morning. Cloudy conditions are expected for the day and perhaps tomorrow too.

Right now the resort is reporting -6C up top and -3C at base. Temps will probably rise to low positive numbers during the day today. The thing we want most when it doesn't snow is for the temps to keep low.

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It really is turning out to be a very puzzling season. Not just in Nozawa, but it seems most (all?) of Japan. When we look back I hope the story of the season ends up including full-on snow storms that last for days on end - the kind of thing that we expect here in Nozawa and nearby regions. Right now, we just aren't getting those. Yet.

Still, all courses at Nozawa Onsen apart from the lower part of Skyline and a few courses off that are open.

And days like yesterday are - of course - a real joy!

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Friday 17th January 2020

Fresh snowfall recorded by resort since yesterday morning:

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

Official snow depth numbers (reported by resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 130cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 105cm
- Hikage (660m): 55cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 30cm
- Karasawa (563m): 20cm

All lifts normally operating apart from these lifts:

- Challenge pair
- Utopia pair
- Kandahar pair
- Karasawa pair

All courses open apart from the following courses:

- Kandahar
- Skyline (lower section closed; it is open down to the Tanuki course)
- Grand Prix
- Jumping
- Mukobayashi
- Hachiman
- Karasawa
- Nagasaka link
- Usagi

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Friday 17th January 2020
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen is mostly open

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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 17th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
17th January 0cm 13cm 0cm
16th January 13cm 4cm 0cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 1cm
14th January 0cm 0cm 36cm
13th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 0cm 0cm 1cm
11th January 0cm 6cm 4cm
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Previous 14 days total 64cm 118cm 97cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 2cm 21cm
December observed snowfall total 33cm 202cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 80cm 425cm 325cm
February observed snowfall total - 170cm 131cm
March observed snowfall total - 58cm 5cm
April observed snowfall total - 29cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 117cm 886cm 700cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
33cm
[37cm]
80cm
[117cm]
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2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
202cm
[204cm]
425cm
[629cm]
170cm
[799cm]
58cm
[857cm]
29cm
[886cm]
0cm
[886cm]
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]
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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]
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