Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 25th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:02am on Thursday 25th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate northerly
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Thursday 25th January 2018, 8:02am
57cm
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 7:55am 15cm
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 7:38am 11cm
Monday 22nd January 2018, 7:43am 5cm
Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:32am 0cm
Saturday 20th January 2018, 7:48am 0cm
Friday 19th January 2018, 8:12am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 88cm
Last 14 reports (total): 112cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 242cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 533cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Thursday 25th January 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It took a while to get going yesterday but come mid-afternoon the snow was really coming down hard... real Snow Country-style heavy snow.

The kind we really love and the kind where the snow piles up very quickly indeed. By the evening I measured 45cm of snowfall around my place with lots more being forecast to fall overnight.

So it was a bit of a surprise this morning that there was only an additional 12cm to record overnight. Perhaps the wind had something to do with it. But that's what I measured anyway, so the total for this report is 57cm of fresh snowfall since my report yesterday.

(By the way, don't expect official snow depths to increase by anything like that much. There are various reasons including snow compacting, grooming, etc. We'll make a comment on that kind of thing in an upcoming report).

Here is how much fresh snowfall ski resorts are reporting this morning:

Ishiuchi Maruyama: 40cm
Maiko Snow Resort: not saying yet

Right now it is snowing lightly and at times it has felt like it might even stop. But the forecast remains snowfall through until Saturday and perhaps beyond that. At least on and off, and hopefully heavily at times. So we should still be getting a lot more from this storm.

It is very cold this morning and there is a moderate wind blowing.

The wind is affecting operations at Kagura where only the Mitsumata area is going to be opening today. And I just noticed that Maiko are not opening their Gondola and top Okusoeji lifts as scheduled due to wind. Other ski resorts in Yuzawa appear to be opening as planned, but do keep an eye on the wind if you plan to be out.

[Update: Kagura open up until Kagura Number 1 pair lift as well as Mitsumata]

One thing is for sure: once this snow storm moves on and things calm down again, conditions should be transformed out on the mountains.

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Images today from GALA Yuzawa, NASPA Ski Garden and Yuzawa IC exit (Route 17).

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Updated: Thursday 25th January 2018

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 240cm

Iwappara
- 150cm

Kagura
- Only the Mitsumata area will be open today (Thursday)
- Kagura area: 330cm
- Mitsumata area: 230cm
- Tashiro area: 280cm

Kandatsu Kogen
- 230cm

Naeba
- 220cm (base)

NASPA Ski Garden
- 175cm

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 200cm
- Base: 150cm

Yuzawa Park
- 140cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 170cm

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma (just to the north of Yuzawa):

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 180cm

Joetsu Kokusai
- 190cm

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 200cm
- Base: 110cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Closed on Wednesdays until 14th March
- 250cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Thursday 25th January 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is limited today due to weather. Maiko gondola and top Okusoeji lifts on hold. Other resorts appear to be opening as scheduled.

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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 25th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
25th January 57cm 65cm 24cm
24th January 15cm 27cm 3cm
23rd January 11cm 32cm 11cm
22nd January 5cm 2cm 8cm
21st January 0cm 6cm 26cm
20th January 0cm 0cm 3cm
19th January 0cm 1cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 88cm 133cm 79cm
Previous 14 days total 112cm 375cm 88cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 277cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total 242cm 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 533cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th January 2018
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
242cm
[533cm]
- - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
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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