Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 31st January 2017

Nozawa Onsen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 8:31am
24cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 8:51am 0cm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 10:16am 0cm
Saturday 28th January 2017, 9:11am 2cm
Friday 27th January 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 26th January 2017, 8:26am 19cm
Wednesday 25th January 2017, 8:35am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 154cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 366cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 529cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Morning from Nozawa.

Ah, I'm glad it's today and not yesterday. Because rather than wet stuff, it's a story of fresh snow this morning. Yey!

And there's a fair difference in amounts too with 45cm being reported on top Yamabiko areas since yesterday morning and just 10cm from Karasawa. My measured number is 24cm.

So a nice new layer pretty much everywhere I would say; a good refresh.

Light snow has still been falling early on but it's expected to stop soon with the forecast generally for cloudy weather today, but snow is forecast from tomorrow night too.

From today, it looks like lifts will be open for an extra 30 minutes at the end of the day. More time to slide.

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A message from SnowJapan

Firstly, we would again like to thank everyone who has sent in messages this season regarding our daily reports and website in general. We read them all and appreciate the feedback. And we hope that if you have already visited Japan this season, you timed it well with conditions at your chosen destination.

It is perhaps inevitable that some people will compare the daily Now reports from different regions of Japan, and in particularly the observed new snowfall data that is posted on the reports. But if you do that please keep in mind that doing so is not really comparing like-for-like… and it’s certainly not ‘the whole picture’.

By comparing the observed snowfall data, essentially you are comparing how much snow is falling at base areas. While we believe that is a very interesting and useful piece of data - and is in fact the only practical first-hand data that could possibly be consistently recorded once a day – it is only one part of the situation.

Other important information, including the snowfall that ski resorts themselves might be reporting at higher elevations, can be found within the text of the report when available.

That is why we highly recommend that if you really want to get a more complete picture of what is going on in each of the areas covered in our reports, you should go through the individual reports including all the archives.

A few other quick points:

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The reports are not ‘connected’ in any way.

For one reporter, a temperature of -2C might be described as ‘cold’. For another reporter, on the same day, a temperature of -2C might be described as ‘relatively warm’.

For one reporter, 15cm of snowfall overnight might be described as ‘a lot’. For another reporter, on the same day, 15cm of snowfall might be described as less exciting.

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The person posting Hakuba Now is reporting from Hakuba, and the same applies.

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And one more very important thing.

If the reporters pretended to be overly-excited about conditions even when they are actually sub-par… not only would that be intentionally misleading, but how would you then know when they really were genuinely excited by excellent conditions?

Being able to clearly distinguish between varying situations is one of the real advantages of not feeling any need to talk up or sugar-coat conditions. Remember, we’re not a glossy travel brochure selling you holidays and tours.

What we are trying to do is to provide our readership with honest, interesting and informative reports. And we will continue to do that.

If you didn’t read the previous general messages that we posted on our daily reports, you can find them here.

Thank you!

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Tuesday 31st January 2017

Fresh snow reported by resort since yesterday morning:
- Yamabiko: 45cm
- Uenotaira: 35cm
- Hikage: 25cm
- Nagasaka: 25cm
- Karasawa: 10cm

Official snow depths:
- Yamabiko: 320cm
- Uenotaira: 250cm
- Hikage: 190cm
- Nagasaka: 180cm
- Karasawa: 140cm

Lifts operations:
All lifts plan to be operating apart from:
- Yunomine pair
- Mizunashi triple
- Challenge pair
- Utopia pair

Most courses at Nozawa Onsen are open. Courses not open are:
- Grand Prix

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Tuesday 31st January 2017
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

All planned lifts should be open this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Tuesday 31st January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
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)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 31st January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st January 24cm 5cm 10cm
30th January 0cm 20cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 1cm 10cm
28th January 2cm 0cm 10cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th January 19cm 4cm 0cm
25th January 30cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 75cm 50cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 154cm 90cm 94cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 3cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 161cm 100cm 437cm
January observed snowfall total 366cm 132cm 314cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 215cm
March observed snowfall total - 75cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 529cm 472cm 1044cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st January 2017
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
366cm
[529cm]
- - - -
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]
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