Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th January 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:02am on Wednesday 20th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate wind, strong in places
Generally quite poor
This report
Wednesday 20th January 2016, 10:02am
3cm
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 7:40am 4cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 45cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 137cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Wednesday 20th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday some of the forecasts insisted that it should be snowing all day in Yuzawa, but it was a really beautiful day with lots of blue sky. Some cloud here and there at times, especially later in the afternoon, but for a lot of the day it was blue skies and sunny.

I was waiting until the 10am Niigata report again this morning just to see what they say and pass it on to you...

Having said that, I'm not sure what it is worth at the moment as it seems to have been wrong - and sometimes totally off - for so many days this season so far. It seems that forecasting folk are having real problems forecasting correctly the weather in this particular region.

Last night I was rather excited to see that they were telling us to expect 25-40cm of snow to fall in Yuzawa by 10am this morning.

What we actually got was more a very disappointing 3-5cm. I see our guy in Naeba is reporting 8cm and the resort over there reporting 10cm, but other than that there are no official snowfall numbers to report this morning.

Anyway as of 10am the same Niigata report tells us to expect 15-20cm in the Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa areas today from now until 4pm. It is actually snowing quite heavily just at the moment so let's see if we can get the cm this time.

With some decent snowfall falling in other places on Honshu now, I think it's our turn to get some decent numbers!

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Strong winds is a feature of this morning and it looks like wind is affecting some lift operations around town... only the Mitsumata area of Kagura is open and it looks like the gondola and Okusoeji lifts at Maiko Snow Resort are also affected. There may be some other lifts affected depending on the wind.

In other news it looks like the South Area of the GALA Yuzawa resort is now part open.

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Resort official snow depths (Wednesday 20th 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.

Not updated today due to early report.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
Part of the South Area now open
140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
100cm

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
90cm

NASPA Ski Garden
70cm

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 Wednesday 20th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Wind affecting some higher lifts today but most resorts are open

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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 20th January 2016
2014/2015
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2013/2014
Season
20th January 3cm 25cm 10cm
19th January 4cm 10cm 30cm
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
Previous 7 days total 14cm 75cm 63cm
Previous 14 days total 32cm 260cm 192cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 45cm 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 137cm 1303cm 833cm
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92cm
[92cm]
45cm
[137cm]
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559cm
[559cm]
420cm
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228cm
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95cm
[1302cm]
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
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