Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 4th January 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Monday 4th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and hazily sunny
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
Excellent
This report
Monday 4th January 2016, 8:21am
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Sunday 3rd January 2016, 8:26am 0cm
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 8:49am 13cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:10am 0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 7:49am 9cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 9:07am 22cm
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 13cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 105cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Monday 4th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Those forecasts about weather being the stuff of March-April yesterday? They were right. It was like spring. Late spring almost!

It was actually a lovely day with clear blue skies for most of the daytime... and warm, with Yuzawa hitting 10 degrees. You could almost see the snow melting.

Some clouds formed later in the day yesterday and it was a mild evening dropping down to just +3 degrees in town overnight. (There was also a bit of drizzle as well in places).

This morning the forecast has been for cloud again; but once again we are starting the day with clear skies and an almost hazy-like feel with the sun shining down on us. It's expected once again to warm up to around 10C degrees this afternoon. What is going on?

As we haven't yet had the crazy deep snow that we are used to here, these weather conditions inevitably mean that snow is getting a bit thin on the ground especially on some lower slopes and areas. Basically it's a spring-like situation where you can expect better conditions and cover the higher you go.

Happily, there is promise of a change coming soon.

We may have to put up with a bit more rain and/or sleet starting later on today and overnight and then mild conditions again tomorrow (though not quite as warm as it has been). But then starting around Thursday it is due to get colder and we might be on for a run of a 4+ days of regular snowfall. What we really want is a good run of days of consistent snowfall, something that we usually don't have any problems getting.

Fingers crossed!

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Resort official snow depths (Monday 4th 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 steeper slopes that need more snow are still closed.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
110cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
70cm

Iwappara
50cm

Joetsu Kokusai
80cm

Kagura
90cm (Mitsumata)
120cm (Tashiro)
150cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
85cm

Maiko Snow Resort
85cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
80cm

Naeba
80cm

NASPA Ski Garden
75cm

Yuzawa Kogen
80cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
40cm

Yuzawa Park
70cm

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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 8:21am on Monday 4th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open for the season but not all fully open due to snow situation

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*as of Monday 4th January 2016
2014/2015
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Season
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3rd January 0cm 30cm 0cm
2nd January 0cm 40cm 10cm
1st January 13cm 40cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 9cm 2cm 0cm
29th December 22cm 0cm 10cm
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November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
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January observed snowfall total 13cm 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 105cm 1303cm 833cm
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[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
13cm
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[105cm]
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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0cm
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559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
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95cm
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[1303cm]
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
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
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0cm
[762cm]
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