Though they are still requesting folks from areas outside Niigata Prefecture (covered by the government emergency declaration) to refrain from 'unnecessary and urgent' visits. I'll just leave that there.
Anyway, weather wise it is going to be a fine day with clear skies and sunshine. Starting off with a bit of spring-like hazy kind of feel. We will also get some warmth that we have been missing the last few days, closing in on 20C in town.
Tomorrow probably won't be quite as warm and a mix of cloud and sun.
Looks like there is increasing chance of rain over the weekend and early next week.
- Most of Kagura remains open - Both Mitsumata and Tashiro Ropeways bases are operating - 19 of 23 courses open - 11 of 21 lifts open - Official snow depth: 170cm - Planned closing dates: 6th May (Tashiro); 24th May (Mitsumata)
- All other ski resorts in the area are now closed for the season
Photos (below) from around 8:00am on Wednesday 15th April 2020:
There is more cloud around this morning but there is also quite a lot of blue sky and the sun is out.
It doesn't look like there is any snow on the forecasts now, so perhaps we have seen the last of it for the season. From later in the week in particular temperatures look set to rise a little more along with generally lots of sun.
If you are here, of course.
Planned ski resort operation information: Wednesday 15th April 2020 Subject to change and weather conditions