Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 20th December 2014

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:28am on Saturday 20th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy / overcast
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nothing falling yet
wind condition
Light-moderate at times
Fair
This report
Saturday 20th December 2014, 9:28am
0cm
Friday 19th December 2014, 8:13am 50cm
Thursday 18th December 2014, 8:10am 85cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 7:45am 20cm
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 8:25am 10cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 7:30am 100cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 8:13am 60cm
Last 7 reports (total): 325cm
Last 14 reports (total): 445cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 460cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 460cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Saturday 20th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa.

Yesterday the clouds gradually broke up leaving us early afternoon with lots of blue sky above Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma. It turned into a beautiful afternoon with just a bit of cloud hanging on. Snow was great too - one of the things about this early snowfall was not just how much there was, but the quality... was like mid-season really nice condition.

Forum's member muikabochi took some photos from Maiko Snow Resort yesterday, and you can see them here.

It didn't warm up too much during the day yesterday, but it's a milder start this morning and cloudy - or is that overcast? Just generally grey skies basically.

As of 9am it's around 3 degrees here in town and it might rise to as high as around 8 degrees later on in the day. Bit too warm that, and while it will get colder later on there's a good chance it will rain. It should be snowing overnight though with tomorrow set to be colder. Fingers crossed for it to get colder quicker than the forecast suggests and we avoid that rain stuff.

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Today sees another bunch of resorts open for the first time including GALA Yuzawa and NASPA Ski Garden and most places are either fully or close to be being fully open. It's great that we are in that position so early in the season and not worrying about the amount of snow.

Noticably more people around this morning as well, it's probably what you might call the first big weekend of the season and I reckon lots of people will be enjoying their first slides of the season today.

As most ski resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma are now at least part open, I'll just make a note below of which are still waiting to start their season. Just Itsukamachi, Hakkaisanroku, Ishiuchi Hanaoka and Mt Granview left now.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
270cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
230cm
Iwappara:
175cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
180cm
Kagura:
230cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
200cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
200cm
Naeba:
140cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
195cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
190cm
Yuzawa Nakazato:
130cm

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Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):

All resorts not noted here are now at least part open.

Tuesday 23rd December:
Itsukamachi

Thursday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 27th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Late December
Mt Granview

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Saturday 20th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts are now open. See report for details.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 20th December 2014
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 20th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
20th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
19th December 50cm 0cm 20cm
18th December 85cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 20cm 5cm 0cm
16th December 10cm 30cm 0cm
15th December 100cm 10cm 0cm
14th December 60cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 325cm 50cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 445cm 71cm 125cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 460cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 460cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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460cm
[460cm]
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[460cm]
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[460cm]
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[460cm]
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[460cm]
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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
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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