Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Friday 15th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, some blue sky and bright
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light southerly
Good
This report
Friday 15th January 2016, 7:59am
3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 21cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 34cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 126cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Friday 15th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

A bit of snowfall to report this morning though it's just small numbers again, I'm afraid. This morning Kagura are reporting 0-2 cm of fresh snow and Maiko are reporting 5cm; and it looks like Naeba are reporting 3cm.

I seem to have said this so many times this season but that is less snow than we were expecting again (the local Niigata local forecast told us to expect 10cm), with just 3cm on the ground this morning around town. Quite why those snow clouds are not coming that bit further south to our lovely little area is quite the puzzle.

And I definitely know that I have reported this before only for us to be disappointed, but early next week is really - REALLY! - looking good for some decent snowfall. I'm not going to say anything else about that other than to just keep your eye on the forecast and let's see where it goes. Fingers crossed.

For now though this morning resorts will have received a thin layer of snow on top of what they had with no major changes expected.

Lots of cloud around this morning but it is quite bright and as we approach 8am there's a bit of blue sky to be seen to. It's thankfully keeping fairly cold without the proper warm-up thing that we had going on a while back.

Weather for the weekend looks set to be... well, it's again really difficult to read and different forecasts tell different stories. Cloud and light snow maybe tomorrow morning, though quite a few days when we have had that forecast have ended up being clear and sunny, so who knows!

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A few people have asked why we keep on mentioning the amount of fresh snow at Kagura and Maiko Snow Resort in particular and not other resorts. A good question and there's a really simple answer - they are the ones that report such numbers. Most other resorts just stick to their 'snow depth' which often doesn't change and don't mention how much snow has fallen over the last 24 hours. Seems to me that the fresh snow number is the most important number there is. It's the number I want to know each morning and odd that many resorts don't mention it. You might think that it is just this season because there's not as much snowfall, but it's actually something that has always been the case. It's the fresh snow we want to know about every day, right? So that is why those resorts are mentioned.

And they are actually pretty good ones to report location wise as Kagura is the highest resort in Yuzawa town and Maiko is nicely positioned right on the border of Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma (and physically very close to Iwappara).

I can only report on the amount of snow that has fallen at base in town here. Unfortunately I am not able to up to the top of resorts each morning with a measuring stick!

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As promised here are a few photos from Wednesday.

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Resort official snow depths (Friday 15th 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
110cm

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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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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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 7:59am on Friday 15th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts are open but limited in places due to the snow conditions

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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 15th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
15th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 15cm 135cm 134cm
Previous 14 days total 21cm 275cm 174cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 34cm 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 126cm 1303cm 833cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
34cm
[126cm]
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[126cm]
-
[126cm]
-
[126cm]
-
[126cm]
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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