Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th February 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:02am on Friday 20th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light to moderate north westerly
Limited
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This report
Friday 20th February 2015, 8:02am
10cm
Thursday 19th February 2015, 7:55am 1cm
Wednesday 18th February 2015, 8:10am 0cm
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 7:52am 0cm
Monday 16th February 2015, 7:35am 15cm
Sunday 15th February 2015, 7:40am 25cm
Saturday 14th February 2015, 7:36am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 81cm
Last 14 reports (total): 140cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 212cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1191cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Friday 20th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

Something of a wet day yesterday with either rain or wet snow falling for large parts of the day around town areas.

I'm happy to report that it is snowing this morning with just a few cm on the car outside so I was quite surprised to see Kagura report 30cm and Maiko lower down by town here also report 20cm. Naeba resort report 10-20cm with up to 40cm in some wind blown places.

So sounds like there'll be a decent layer out there. If we can get some more during the day today that would be good.

Forecast for the weekend is clearer skies tomorrow, followed by rain on Sunday along with those potentially rather warm conditions.

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If you are interested in the snowfall numbers, take a look at this new page on SnowJapan:

Observed Snowfall Tables & Graphs

You'll see that we have observed nearly 12m of snowfall here... and Myoko in Niigata nearly 13.5m. That's some snow, and even more impressive when you realise this is at base. How much more up there on the upper areas?

Remember to read the page explaining it all.

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It's the famous Tokamachi Snow Festival this weekend which features lots of large snow sculptures amongst other events. About 45-60 minutes from Yuzawa by car, will depend on the road conditions, and usually worth a look.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
470cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
390cm
Iwappara:
270cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
300cm
Kagura:
370cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
405cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
400cm (upper)
270cm (lower)
Naeba:
290cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
345cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
360cm (Kogen)
320cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
260cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening - is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on Fridays and Saturdays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
All night on 14th February and 14th March (10pm until 6am)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available.
Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta' (or do not plan to have more this season).
Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a special lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Friday 20th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as planned

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 20th February 2015
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th February 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 20th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
20th February 10cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 1cm 5cm 0cm
18th February 0cm 20cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 5cm 20cm
16th February 15cm 32cm 20cm
15th February 25cm 30cm 0cm
14th February 30cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 81cm 94cm 40cm
Previous 14 days total 140cm 129cm 119cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 420cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total 212cm 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1191cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th February 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
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2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
212cm
[1191cm]
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[1191cm]
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[1191cm]
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[1191cm]
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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