Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 21st December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Sunday 21st December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain/sleet > snow
wind condition
Light
Fair
This report
Sunday 21st December 2014, 8:44am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 265cm
Last 14 reports (total): 365cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 460cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 460cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Sunday 21st December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Unfortunately, it can't be great news every day.

Yesterday was mostly cloudy with the sun out from time to time and a bit of blue sky, but it didn't get quite as warm as we were expecting. A fair wind as well at times.

Later in the day it was raining and quite hard at times and it looks like it has been raining overnight as well... and continuing now though it is trying to snow with more like sleet at times. It's around +1C here at the moment and the forecast is confident that it will turn into snow. Snow is forecast for today and tomorrow, with tomorrow being slightly colder than today and looking the better bet for new cm.

The snow around my place has noticeably gone down in the last 24 hours. I'd say as much as 50cm or so. You'll notice that the snow depths at the resorts have mostly taken a hit as well. So the rain will have done no favours to the snow conditions out there for today, especially at lower town levels.

A good example of how quickly things can change and a reminder that we always want fresh snow!

Kagura are actually reporting 5cm of fresh snow this morning,so no doubt they will be the folks with the best conditions today.

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Sobering news last night when it was reported on the local news that a snowboarder had died at the Muikamachi Hakkaisan resort in Minamiuonuma. It appears that he was had been out of bounds off the official courses and had suffocated after finding himself buried in a large amount of snow.

Take care out there.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
250cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
210cm
Iwappara:
145cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
170cm
Kagura:
230cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
200cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
180cm
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 8:44am on Sunday 21st December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts in the area are now mostly open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 21st December 2014
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 21st December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
21st December 0cm 5cm 10cm
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
Previous 7 days total 265cm 50cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 365cm 76cm 135cm
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 Sunday 21st 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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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
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2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
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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[460cm]
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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