Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 17th April 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 6th April 2007, 8:30am
Weather conditions: Sunny, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday turned out to be a fairly fine day. This morning there are fine blue sunny skies all around from early on in Yuzawa and it will probably rise to around +12 degrees in the early afternoon.

Looking at the forecast for the weekend, tomorrow seems set to be similar conditions to today (fine weather), with cloudy conditions currently lined up for Sunday.

This weekend is the last few days of the season for Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu, meaning that from Monday the resorts remaining open in the area will be Naeba, Kagura and Gala Yuzawa.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 6th April 2007, 8:47am
Weather conditions: Clear.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Currently a mostly clear morning in Nozawa. Some light snow fell again last night but the snow on the mountain is still pebbly after the warmer weather. Those warmer temperatures will continue today. It is presently -3C on the mountain but a high of +1C is expected. The visibility is excellent at the moment and the winds are only 5 to 10 km/h. The outlook is for generally warmer temperatures, low winds and a mixture of clear, partly cloudy and light snow over the next three days.    Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Friday 6th April 2007, 8:53am
Weather conditions: Sun, patches of cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There are some fast moving clouds in the sky casting some shadows onto the Naeba slopes but this morning the sun is out from early on and it is feeling very mild out there - it will probably rise to around 8 degrees in Naeba today. The Prince 2 Gondola is operating once again today.

Tomorrow the forecast is for fine weather conditions once again with Sunday looking likely to be cloudy.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Friday 6th April 2007, 9:05am
Weather conditions: Overcast, becoming sunny.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There are high clouds making it an overcast morning here but they are rapidly dispersing to give what looks to be another blue sky day with perfect visibility all around. It feels pretty cold here this morning but is only -1, today's maximum may reach +5 in the village which is the highest for a while.
Reports from people who went up yesterday were all positive - most people saying they were surprised how good the conditions still are on the higher sections despite all the sunshine we have been having.
The forecast for the next few days is staying much the same - sunshine with cloudy spells and the temperatures are slowly creeping up.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 6th April 2007, 9:05am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yet another classic spring day in the Hakuba Valley. Clear skies, Sunny and warming up nicely. Should be a sweet day atop the ski areas today. Good coverage on upper slopes, variable below and non-existent at base. Recommend downloading from gondolas from now on. Very light wind and great visibility = Perfect!

( See Backcountry Advisory Below )

Avalanche Hazard:

Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Low

Backcountry Travel Advisory:

People heading out in the backcountry should be wary of solar radiation on south facing aspects. Wind loaded slopes and cornices will also be areas to avoid as the day warms up. As mentioned earlier, 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.    Read more ...

Furano Now!

Friday 6th April 2007, 9:44am
Weather conditions: Sunny.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday remained mostly sunny with the occasional snow shower, none of the snow managed to settle in town as the temperature wasn't low enough but it would have settled on the mountain. This morning is sunny again, there is no wind and it is hovering around zero degrees. Todays maximum temperature may get as high as +7, it should become overcast later on in the afternoon and stay that way until tomorrow afternoon. The next snow is predicted to arrive Sunday afternoon.
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Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 6th April 2007, 9:51am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Things cleared up yesterday and it was a fairly cold night. This morning the snow on the ground from yesterday has disappeared, the sun is out and there are blue skies all around, it is a fine morning.

The weather forecast for the weekend generally looks good - especially tomorrow which looks like it will be similar to today so expect a relatively mild temperatures during the daytime as the sun warms things up. Sunday looks set to be more cloudy.    Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Friday 6th April 2007, 11:42am
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A warmer day in Minakami today as the sun has finally come out. The current temperature is 8deg C and there is no wind. Houdaigi and Tenjindaira snow conditions are back to mid March with around 20cm of fresh snow falling over the past 2 days.

It looks like it will be a good weekend to hit the slopes, with fine weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday.   Read more ...

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