Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Hakuba Now!

Sunday 15th January 2006, 8:42am
Weather conditions: Overcast and cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Thank God, the rain seems to have finally stopped, leaving cloudy skies with just the slightest amount of new snow now falling. Visibility is moderate down here in the Valley, so be careful of in-and-out whiteouts when you're on the mountain.

The snowpack is getting icy as the temperatures finally return to winter conditions - so stay on the groomers, folks.

**EXTREME AVALANCHE WARNING**
Warmer tempretures combined with rain on the snow pack will cause surface slides, as well as possible slides to the ground.
Extreme caution necessary.

In two recent pits in the Tsugaike area the following was found of southerly facing slopes.

05/01/08
Tsugaike shizenen, elevation 1800 metres, aspect S
Compression Test Easy @ 38cm from surface on new snow, needles, columns with some faceting occuring size 0.5~2 mm, sudden collapse.

Rutsch Block 2 @ 38 cm

Slope Test. Ski cut, produced size 1 soft slab, 40 cm hieght of crown, 20 x 20 metres in area, deposit stopped mid track.

05/01/09
Tsugaike Tengupara, elevation 2000 metres, aspect SE
Compression Test Easy ~ Moderate @ 33 & 37cm from surface on fist density new snow underlaying wind crust and overlaying 1 finger density snow, with some faceting occurring just above 1 Finger layer, size 0.5 mm, Progressive Compression

Rutsch Block 5 @ 33 cm

Multiple slope use resulted in no slides on South East facing slopes in the Tsugaike area.



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Niseko Now!

Sunday 15th January 2006, 9:23am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Thank the gods! Yes, even though it was bucketing down rain throughout much of the rest of Japan here in Hokkaido and specifically Niseko, not one drop of it fell. We did just make it over 0 degrees but it didn`t get over 1. So the snowpack has remained in good shape with powder stashes still to be found higher on the mountain.

A little snow is forecast this morning but the next significant falls should hit the region tomorrow and hopefully continue for much of the week.



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Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 15th January 2006, 9:55am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The rain (and even light snow higher up) continued overnight but happy to report that early morning it stopped raining. The clouds are lifting as well as conditions gradually improve as the morning progresses. So it's cloudy and still relatively warm with temperatures around +4.

As we mentioned yesterday, rain is not the best of friends with snow and there has been inevitable damage to the quality of snow out there at the moment of course - some heavy sludgy conditions being reported from the weekend.   Read more ...
 

Shiga Kogen Now!

Sunday 15th January 2006, 10:03am
Weather conditions: Cloud, clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
I'm happy to report that the rain is no longer with us and this morning is a bright and clear one. While it's not as cold as it usually if for this time of year, temperatures are back down below zero and getting more winter like once again. Some icy conditions out there because of the rain of yesterday so take extra care on the slopes with that along with the increased danger of avalanche.    Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Sunday 15th January 2006, 11:31am
Weather conditions: No snowfall but a blue sky day
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Sunny, calm post rainy day here. No crowds, great visibility. Sunscreen is a good idea today. The fire festival kicks off tonight, should be a wild time.
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