Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 20th April 2007, 8:41am
Weather conditions: Sunny, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The sun is out early on and it looks like it is all set to be a very fine and warm day. It might even reach around 18 degrees in the early afternoon (it is already around 10 degrees before 9am).

This weekend is the last of the season for Gala Yuzawa - after that it will just be Naeba and Kagura in the region that are open.

As the forecast stands right now, tomorrow will be cloudy with similar temperatures to today while there is a chance of rain on Sunday.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 20th April 2007, 8:45am
Weather conditions: Clear sky.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A bright and sunny start to the day here and it looks set to warm up a fair bit during the day as well.

Visibility should be excellent and it is a really good day to take some pictures of the mountain and others in the area.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Friday 20th April 2007, 8:56am
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Completely overcast here this morning with the tops of the mountains hidden in the clouds. It feels like rain is on the way and the forecast is showing a big band of precipitation set to hit Hokkaido this afternoon and remain until Sunday. The forecast is also indicating that it should warm up a lot over the next few days so there will be a large amount of snow melting away from the mountain. There are some bare patches appearing on the lower slopes now and some big full-depth cracks appearing in the steeper off-piste areas.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Friday 20th April 2007, 10:02am
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning is very overcast with low clouds to the horizon, the mountains are only visible to mid level and then disappear into the clouds. The maximum temperature for today will only be around 2 degrees, it should remain overcast through the day and then rain showers will come in overnight and last into tomorrow morning. The sunshine is predicted to return on Saturday afternoon.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 20th April 2007, 13:09pm
Weather conditions: Sunny clear skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Clear skies and warmer temperatures today with light to moderate winds out of the S.W. . Temps are 11 deg.C in the Valley now and 6 deg.C at 1,500 m a.s.l., increasing to 15 deg.C today. Still plenty of skiers and boarders up on the top of the resorts today getting in those end of the season turns. More hard core sliders expected this weekend, unfortunately though, it looks like the good weather is not going to hold out for long and there is rain in the forecast for the weekend.

( See Backcountry Advisory Below )

Avalanche Hazard:

Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Low

Backcountry Travel Advisory:
Warming temperatures today will increase the chances of slides on South and East faces today and any of that new snow that fell over the last 48hrs. has most likely already slid but be aware and cautious when around sun exposed faces and shoots. Spring conditions mean a shallow snowpack over bushes, rock outcroppings and bamboo (sasa) will be more likely to slide. Also take care in convex areas as there may be glide cracks formed and big holes in the snow. Wet, moisture laden snow will be more likely to slide on steep faces and this may also loose rocks/debris onto unwary travellers, so be careful under steep rock faces and cliffs.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Friday 20th April 2007, 16:27pm
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There was some cloud high up early on this morning but that soon cleared as it has been a clear and sunny - and rather warm - day today, getting up to around 14 degrees in the village here this afternoon. It looks like tomorrow will be another warm day but more cloudy than today with a chance of rain on Sunday.   Read more ...

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