Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st January 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Friday 1st January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light westerly
Limited
This report
Friday 1st January 2016, 8:49am
13cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:10am 0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 7:49am 9cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 9:07am 22cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 8:26am 28cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 7:45am 10cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:02am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 86cm
Last 14 reports (total): 90cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 13cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 105cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Friday 1st January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning and a very Happy New Year to everyone reading this report and SnowJapan.

I am happy to report a snowy start to 2016 with 12cm measured just before outside my place and it would seem resorts around town reporting 10-15cm of fresh snow on the slopes.

The local forecast is for the snowfall to stop sometime this afternoon and maybe a clear night before a cloudy day tomorrow. It also tells us of these milder conditions that are still expected from Sunday through until maybe around Tuesday. Please don't warm up too much (and do not rain!) After today the next chance of snow is due around Tuesday evening.

So here we are in 2016. Those of you who have been around a while will know how special December 2014 was... a magnificent 5.59m of snow falling in town as observed by your reporter. December 2015 of course was almost the opposite with a worrying lack of snow and mild conditions right until the last week. I observed 92cm in December 2015.

If we look back to the year before you can see that it was 136cm for December 2013. Last year also saw less snow than the previous season in the month of January so it was kind of a switch-around of the 'usual' pattern:

December 2013: 131cm (136cm running total for season)
December 2014: 559cm (559cm running total for season)
December 2015: 92cm (92cm running total for season)

January 2014: 297cm (433cm running total for season)
January 2015: 420cm (979cm running total for season)
January 2016: ???

Here's to a very snowy January 2016!

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Resort operations (Friday 1st January 2016) - subject to change:

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
The Central Area and most of the North Area are now open.
The downhill Falcon course is also now open.

Ipponsugi
Ipponsugi is now open.

Iwappara
Iwappara is now open.

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is now open.

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
The top pair lift is now open (from today).
The Dragondola connecting Tashiro with Naeba is now operating.

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open with all their planned lifts operating.

Ludens Yuzawa
Ludens Yuzawa is now open.

Naeba
Large areas of Naeba are now open (the top runs and a few central areas aside).
The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Tashiro is now operating.

Nakazato Snow Wood
Nakazato Snow Wood is open.

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is now open with all lifts operating.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen and the Nunoba areas are now open.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is now open.

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is now open.

Resorts in Minamiuonuma:

Chateau Shiozawa
Chateau Shiozawa is now open.

Hakkaisanroku
Hakkai Sanroku is now open.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Ishiuchi Maruyama is now open.

Itsukamachi
Itsukamachi is now open.

Maiko Snow Resort
Maiko Snow Resort is now open.

Mt Granview
Mt Granview is now open.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Most of Hakkai-san is now open.

Muikamachi Ski Resort
Muikamachi Ski Resort is now open.

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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 8:49am on Friday 1st January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Almost everywhere is now open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 1st January 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 1st January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
1st January 13cm 40cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 9cm 2cm 0cm
29th December 22cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 28cm 0cm 10cm
27th December 10cm 25cm 2cm
26th December 4cm 35cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 86cm 102cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 90cm 189cm 60cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 13cm 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 105cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
13cm
[105cm]
-
[105cm]
-
[105cm]
-
[105cm]
-
[105cm]
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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