Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 14th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 14th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
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Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
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This report
Thursday 14th January 2016, 8:55am
0cm
Wednesday 13th January 2016, 8:36am 1cm
Tuesday 12th January 2016, 8:24am 1cm
Monday 11th January 2016, 9:01am 5cm
Sunday 10th January 2016, 8:59am 0cm
Saturday 9th January 2016, 9:14am 5cm
Friday 8th January 2016, 9:35am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 31cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 123cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 14th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It's snowing!

The snow started falling not too long ago and also started later than expected - so much for that 10-20cm of snow overnight that the Niigata local forecast was telling us to expect. Once again it looks like areas just to the north are getting more than us.

But let's go back to yesterday. A beautiful start to the day with a few clouds here and there but mostly very sunny and fine. A few of us spent a few hours over at the upper Okusoeji area of Maiko Snow Resort and conditions up there were actually fairly decent. Much less snow than usual? Absolutely. But snow cover was mostly good apart from the run coming down from the dome restaurant which was getting slightly brown as the day went on. It was fun.

Snow was very thin on the ground at the base of the resort down by the Gondola, and it was strange to actually see the road that goes up by that lower course. Some photos will be posted to SnowJapan today and I'll link in to them in my report tomorrow morning.

Back to today. So yes, it has started snowing and snowfall is forecast for the day today and into tomorrow as well. I don't think we can expect that much today though as it still feels pretty weak.

The forecast shows something interesting potentially for early next week... the sound of 'heavy snow' is something that we are used to hear but not seen much of this season so far. Let's hope it will be a typical kind of snowstorm.

I hope to bring you news of new cm in my report tomorrow.

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Resort official snow depths (Thursday 14th January 2016) and any specific news:

All resorts in the area are now generally open for the season, though please note that some areas and courses are not yet open.
Generally steeper slopes that need more snow are still closed and some lower slopes are patchy.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
80cm

Iwappara
40cm

Joetsu Kokusai
70cm

Kagura
90cm (Mitsumata)
120cm (Tashiro)
150cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
80-105cm

Maiko Snow Resort
90cm (upper)
20cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
80cm

Naeba
70cm

NASPA Ski Garden
65cm

Yuzawa Kogen
90cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
60cm

Yuzawa Park
30cm

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 14th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting for more snow for everywhere to be fully open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 14th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
14th January 0cm 0cm 15cm
13th January 1cm 20cm 40cm
12th January 1cm 30cm 7cm
11th January 5cm 25cm 40cm
10th January 0cm 25cm 30cm
9th January 5cm 35cm 2cm
8th January 6cm 30cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 165cm 134cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 315cm 174cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 31cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 123cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 14th January 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa 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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
31cm
[123cm]
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[123cm]
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[123cm]
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[123cm]
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[123cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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