Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 14th December 2005

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:03am on Wednesday 14th December 2005
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Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Wednesday 14th December 2005
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It's still snowing folks! Full updated data coming soon.....

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The incredible snowfall continued overnight and we've got maybe another 50-60cm since last night. And the forecast is telling us to expect yet another 60cm by the end of the day! A look outside the window and at the snow depths data at resorts and it really feels like it is late-January.

It's hard to keep a track on exactly how much new snow there is, but officially GALA is now reporting 210cm, Iwappara reporting 200cm with Kagura on 160cm.  We'd have thought there would be more up there, but they are the official numbers anyway. There's near on two metres of snow piled up at the side of some roads and a friend who lives in the Kandatsu area just called to tell us of 250cm outside their house! We're hoping we might get a picture of that, but we will definitely take some photos today and get them online soon.

The snowfall is causing a fair bit of havoc on Route 17 and other roads - especially between Yuzawa and Ishiuchi where some trucks are having some serious problems getting up the hill. This means that traffic is either crawling or stopped in some areas and journeys are taking much longer than they normally would.

It goes without saying of course that when the clouds eventually clear up, it is going to be epic conditions all round. This is like no other mid-December in recent times.

Just out of interest we took a quick look back at the reports from last year on the 14th December - there was no snow at town level and here's the report from that day:

"The rain went on for most of the day yesterday, a pretty miserable day all round. Today has started off very different - a bright sunny start to the day, with similar conditions forecast throughout the day (and a 0% chance of snow/rain!)" (Dec 14th, 04)

Remember you can check archived reports by using the links at the bottom of the page.

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Update:

The snow let up a bit in the middle of the day but it has pretty much been snowing since then, and another 20-30cm or so during the day. And believe it or not the forecast is telling us to expect maybe another 30-60cm before 9am tomorrow. Mad. That's what it is.

A selection of crazy snow photos will be uploaded tomorrow morning.

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Wednesday 14th December 2005
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Naeba are open, Mitsumata is fully open (Kagura closed today due to winds). Parts of GALA and Iwappara are also now open.

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