Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 26th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:50am on Friday 26th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow, cold, wind
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate to heavy snow
wind condition
Moderate wind blowing
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 26th January 2018, 7:50am
60cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 148cm
Last 14 reports (total): 172cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 302cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 593cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:50am on Friday 26th January 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Snow, snow and more snow.

It has been snowing since my report yesterday. This morning I have measured a further 60cm of snow since then. And that is a 'lower end' kind of measurement. It has been windy and it is one of those days when there will be more and less in places - actually I'm guessing more 'more' than less. The difficulty of precise numbers aside, we are seeing very large amounts of snow at the moment. It's the kind that even locals have problems dealing with; and that's saying something!

Here is what ski resorts are reporting:

- Kagura are reporting 40cm of fresh snowfall.
- Maiko Snow Resort are reporting '40+cm' of fresh snowfall.
- Ishiuchi Maruyama is reporting 60cm of fresh snowfall.

On days like this, we often feel that resorts try not to scare people with numbers that are too big. Yes, believe it or not, some people don't get excited by these big numbers!

Yesterday only part of Kagura got to open and Maiko was resting their gondola and top area; this was due to wind conditions.

It remains very cold this morning and there's a moderate wind blowing around still, but the Kagura and Maiko resorts appear to be opening this morning. There may well be some lift delays though as staff cope with all this snow.

The forecast doesn't show the snow letting up today or tomorrow, with some forecasts show a break in the snow on Sunday for a while but generally winter conditions continuing into next week.

There's going to be a lot of people itching to get out and play in all this snow once things calm down.

If you can't wait for that, just be warm and be safe!

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

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Updated: Friday 26th January 2018

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 270cm

Iwappara
- 210cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
- 245cm

Naeba
- 240cm (base)

NASPA Ski Garden
- 210cm

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 180cm

Yuzawa Park
- 160cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 195cm

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 280cm

Joetsu Kokusai
- 290cm

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 260cm
- Base: 180cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Closed on Wednesdays until 14th March
- 280cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:50am on Friday 26th January 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts may well be delayed (or even closed) but at the start of the day resorts appear to be opening

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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 26th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
26th January 60cm 24cm 14cm
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
Previous 7 days total 148cm 156cm 89cm
Previous 14 days total 172cm 380cm 101cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 277cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total 302cm 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 593cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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]
302cm
[593cm]
- - - -
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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