Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 14th May 2021

Minakami Now!

Tuesday 16th November 2010, 10:03am
Weather conditions: Cloud/blue sky
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A welcome drop in the temperature last night let to a nice dusting covering the browns and oranges up high. It definitely felt chillier both last night and this morning. A couple of wary locals have also been spotted changing over to winter tyres.

It is good to see some white but with temperatures due to increase slightly during the week it probably won't stick around too long.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 16th November 2010, 12:35pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun - poor visibility higher up
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There was some snowfall on the mountains last night... in town you could see the snowline down to the top station of Yuzawa Kogen, but by now it has crept back up once again, but there was a thin layer of snow down to the base of the resort at Naeba and it looks like Kagura has a blanket of snow up there as well - perhaps just a cm or two.

Anyway it was a cold night and now it has warmed up slightly to around 6 degrees down in Yuzawa town and the sun is making a bit of an appearance at the moment. Looks like tomorrow should also be a fine sunny day with the temperature rising to about 11 degrees.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 16th November 2010, 15:28pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A centimeter or so of snow overnight on the roads and a very cold night it was too. After a cloudy/foggy start with poor visibility the day has brightened up considerably and right now there's a fair bit of blue skies around and it has turned into a bright day. The trees and slopes on the mountainsides still have that sprinkling of snow look going on, but with tomorrow and the next few days set to be slightly warmer with clearer weather, I would expect the line to go way back up higher before we get the next snowfall.

We might see some light snow showers over the next few days, but nothing that will likely stick, so it is looking like it will be next week at least before any decent snowfall is with us.   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Tuesday 16th November 2010, 15:39pm
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy, turning sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A late report, but when snow falls, I have to write something.... The excitement is building, that kind of thing.

With several earthquakes recently, including a quick, sharp jolt yesterday afternoon, I thought some early-morning rattling was another one, but found that it was just that forgotten sound of snow rumbling off the metal roof (you won't find a lot of tile around these parts). We probably had 10cm below the base of the resort this morning; it's largely melted, and the susuki grasses are beginning to rise up again after being bent down by the snow, but it was snow.

The lifts are scheduled to open in just about a month now. Looking at the webcam for the hut way up behind Myoko, Mt. Hiuchi is looking very white and nice. A good sign for your reporter, who is off this weekend for the annual first turns of the year in Tateyema, Toyama (snow/rocks permitting).

Lift operations:

All lifts closed   Read more ...

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