Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 18th January 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:02am on Monday 18th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain - wet snow - snow depending on how high up you are
wind condition
Not strong here in town but gusty winds on mountain
Generally poor on mountain
This report
Monday 18th January 2016, 10:02am
1cm
Sunday 17th January 2016, 9:06am 3cm
Saturday 16th January 2016, 7:44am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 25cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 38cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 130cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Monday 18th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Nature really isn't making these reports easy this season, that's for sure!

Yesterday ended up looking quite moody really with thin almost hazy like clouds and the sun sort of visible behind them for lots of the day. Then there was even a few times when some very light snow was falling in places.

Come late night and... it was raining down in town. Snow in Tokyo and rain in Yuzawa? That just isn't right!

Anyway, come this morning and high up at Kagura they are reporting 10-15cm of new snowfall up there this morning and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 5-15cm. So it looks like higher areas have had a fairly decent new layer of snow.

Just earlier it was still raining/wet sleet/wet snow in town but things seem to be picking up and just as I started writing this it started to snow quite heavily. But hold on, as I am about to post the report it has stopped and it's more like sleet again.

The reason I have waited until 10am today is so that I can bring you the latest forecast for Niigata prefecture that they issue (at 10am) telling us how much snow to expect. For Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma area they are saying just 2-3cm from now until 4pm today, so it doesn't look like they are expecting this snow to continue like it is just now. Hopefully they are wrong - they have been quite a lot this season so far!

It is quite mild though this morning with a high of around 5C forecast for the middle of the day.

Heavy and consistent snowfall is still expected to be on the way this week with Wednesday being the day that we should get the most.

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Strong winds are preventing the Kagura and Tashiro areas of the Kagura resort from opening this morning - it's just the Mitsumata area open for the moment, though they may open up part of Kagura if the conditions improve. Tashiro is closed for the day.

It looks like it's windy up at GALA Yuzawa as well and while they are open they are operating lifts at a slower than usual speed this morning.

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Resort official snow depths (Monday 18th 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 some steeper slopes that need more snow are still closed and some lower slopes are patchy, to varying degrees.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
120cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
80cm

Iwappara
40cm

Joetsu Kokusai
80cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
90-110cm

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

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
80cm

Naeba
70cm

NASPA Ski Garden
60cm

Yuzawa Kogen
90cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
60cm

Yuzawa Park
40cm

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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 10:02am on Monday 18th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some higher lifts are being affected by strong wind (Kagura is mostly closed early on)

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 18th January 2016
2014/2015
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Season
18th January 1cm 30cm 3cm
17th January 3cm 5cm 5cm
16th January 0cm 5cm 0cm
15th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 0cm 0cm 15cm
13th January 1cm 20cm 40cm
12th January 1cm 30cm 7cm
Previous 7 days total 9cm 90cm 70cm
Previous 14 days total 25cm 225cm 172cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
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January observed snowfall total 38cm 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 130cm 1303cm 833cm
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92cm
[92cm]
38cm
[130cm]
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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0cm
[0cm]
559cm
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420cm
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228cm
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0cm
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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
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0cm
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