Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None at base, light snow early on up top
wind condition
NW 2m/s
OK to limited up top
This report
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 8:33am
0cm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:44am 0cm
Monday 21st March 2016, 8:47am 0cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 9:12am 0cm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 8:56am 0cm
Friday 18th March 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 17th March 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 50cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 447cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Some rain last night here in the village but again the resort reports some fresh snow this morning - 4-5cm of it, in fact, and a cold -5C up there. Right now it's around 2C in the village with a high of about 6C forecast for later in the day.

Tomorrow set to be a little colder with the chance of some snowfall down to the village here, so looking forward to seeing how that turns out.

It's always kind of surprising* how quickly the last of the snow melts away from slopes - as is happening on Karasawa right now. Just a few days ago it was still largely white but it is quickly retreating now revealing the ground. Hikage still has decent cover but has definitely taken a hit as well the last few with more brown bits and 'dirty snow' on show.

Still, cover up top is no problem and that's where surely everyone will be heading the for rest of the season. Less snow up there than usual of course so just how long the season can go on is anyone's guess at the moment - the original plan is, as usual, until the end of Golden Week in early May.

(* even though it happens every year!)

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Until Friday 25th March, the Yamabiko B Course will be closed to the general public as it is going to be used for a competition event.

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Official info at time of writing on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 (subject to change):

Official snow depths:

Yamabiko: 130cm
Uenotaira: 60cm
Hikage: 25cm
Nagasaka: 5cm
Karasawa: 0cm

New snowfall as reported by the resort since yesterday:

Yamabiko: 5cm
Uenotaira: 4cm
Hikage: 0cm
Nagasaka: 0cm
Karasawa: 0cm

The following courses are closed:

Skyline
Paradise connection
Schneider
Utopia Course 2
Kurokura
Ushikubi
Grand Prix
Jumping
Hachiman
Mukoubayashi
Kandahar West
Kandahar East
Kamoshika
Tanuki
Usagi
Karasawa

Lifts planned to be rested today:

Yunomine pair
Mizunashi triple
Challenge pair
Utopia pair
Kandahar pair
Hikage Number 2 pair A line
Karasawa pair

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Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 23rd March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
23rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 40cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 5cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 43cm 91cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm 0cm 15cm
December observed snowfall total 100cm 437cm 100cm
January observed snowfall total 132cm 314cm 259cm
February observed snowfall total 162cm 215cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total 50cm 78cm 178cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 447cm 1044cm 720cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 3cm
[3cm]
100cm
[103cm]
132cm
[235cm]
162cm
[397cm]
50cm
[447cm]
- -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
100cm
[115cm]
259cm
[374cm]
168cm
[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
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