Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 26th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:27am on Thursday 26th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain in places easing off
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Thursday 26th April 2018, 8:27am
0cm
Wednesday 25th April 2018, 8:38am 0cm
Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:20am 0cm
Monday 23rd April 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Sunday 22nd April 2018, 7:20am 0cm
Saturday 21st April 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Friday 20th April 2018, 7:36am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 1cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 700cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Thursday 26th April 2018
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Morning from Nozawa.

Some rain has been lingering this morning - and not actually falling when I walked out just now - and conditions are due to be clearer during the day today. (The resort was reporting light rain on the top of the mountain as of 7am).

And they should warm up a bit too; it's actually feeling rather cold this morning and I see the resort are saying it's just +2C up top at Yamabiko.

Lifts should be opening as planned this morning. Webcams show some limited visibility early on... should clear up if the forecasts are right.

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Golden Week

'Golden Week' is approaching. But what exactly is it?

Golden Week is a period from the end of April through early May containing a number of national holidays. Those holidays are as follows:

- 29th April is 'Showa Day' (Showa-no-hi), the birthday of former Emperor Showa
- 3rd May is 'Constitution Day' (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 4th May is 'Greenery Day' (Midori-no-hi)
- 5th May is 'Children's Day' (Kodomo-no-hi)

What this means for 2018 is that most people will enjoy two long weekends - 3 days this upcoming weekend and then 4 days off the weekend after:

Long Weekend #1: Saturday 28th April - Monday 30th April
Long Weekend #2: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May

Some people may even be lucky enough to have/take Tuesday and Thursday off next week, giving them a long 9 day holiday!

The weather is often really good over the Golden Week period and of course the end of Golden Week is also the end of ski lift operations in Nozawa.

Thank you to my Niseko Now reporter colleague for the explanation.

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Thursday 26th April 2018

Official snow depth numbers:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 90cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 30cm
- Base areas: 0cm

Planned lifts operations today:

- Nagasaka Gondola
- Yamabiko Four
- Yamabiko Number 2 Four

Planned open courses today:

- Yamabiko courses
- Kokenashi
- Bunabayashi (until mid-station)
- Get the Gondola back down to base

General resort operations information until Sunday 6th May:

The Gondola will be open from 8:10am daily;
The Number 1 car park will be free daily;
There will be no village shuttle bus between until 27th April;
Nozawa Onsen plans to remain open until Sunday 6th May.

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Thursday 26th April 2018
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Top area of Nozawa Onsen remains open

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*as of Thursday 26th April 2018
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24th April 0cm 0cm -
23rd April 0cm 0cm -
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th April 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 21cm 2cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 217cm 161cm 100cm
January observed snowfall total 325cm 366cm 132cm
February observed snowfall total 131cm 196cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total 5cm 97cm 75cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 700cm 822cm 472cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 26th April 2018
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 - 21cm
[21cm]
217cm
[238cm]
325cm
[563cm]
131cm
[694cm]
5cm
[699cm]
1cm
[700cm]
-
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
366cm
[529cm]
196cm
[725cm]
97cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
2015/2016 season - 3cm
[3cm]
100cm
[103cm]
132cm
[235cm]
162cm
[397cm]
75cm
[472cm]
0cm
[472cm]
-
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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