Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 29th April 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:03am on Friday 29th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain - sleet
wind condition
NNW moderate
Limited up top
This report
Friday 29th April 2016, 9:03am
0cm
Thursday 28th April 2016, 9:50am 0cm
Tuesday 26th April 2016, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 22nd April 2016, 8:28am 0cm
Thursday 21st April 2016, 8:48am 0cm
Monday 18th April 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Friday 15th April 2016, 13:38pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 472cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Friday 29th April 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

That's it for this season then.

Today is the last day of the season for Nozawa Onsen snow resort and the season has ended with quite cold, wet and foggy conditions.

On Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of May, the Nagasaka Gondola will be operating, and you can hop on it for free as well. There'll be no snow to ski or board on at the top, but it sounds like there will be a few small events and the Resthouse Yamabiko will also be open for business. If the weather is nice, always a good place to be.

No doubt soon after that things will start heating up as we head into summer, and before you know it thoughts will turn to next winter.

But how about this past winter?

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2015/2016 winter season was definitely a relatively poor season for most snow regions of Japan, including the northern region of Nagano.

Please note that I said a relatively poor season. I know lots of people who visited from overseas and were able to have a blast and really loved their time here in Nozawa. While the season started later than planned and ended sooner than planned, there was no unseasonal closing down of lifts and courses necessary etc. It's just that for those of us who know what a 'normal' Nozawa season offers... well, we are probably very spoilt!

The positive to take from it is that it was abnormal, so hopefully we can get back to something more like normal next winter season.

A 'normal' season here in Nozawa sees us getting very large amounts of regular, consistent snowfall. 30cm and more snowfall overnight in the village is a fairly regular thing in a normal season. During the 2015/2016 season we didn't get much of that at all, and unusually we were often looking at the skies and the forecasts and wondering when the next snow might fall. In my Nozawa Now reports for the season, it is telling that I observed less than half the amount of snowfall down here in the village compared with the previous season (472cm compared with 1044cm in 2014/2015). That's a big difference.

If you are reading this report and going about researching Nozawa - and indeed the other regions covered in the SnowJapan daily Now reports - I strongly recommend that you take a good look through the archive reports from previous seasons and not just this most recent season. That way you will get a good idea of how things have been at certain points over a number of years. There are archived reports available going way back to 2002, so you'll need a fair bit of time to get through them!

The archive reports can be found at the bottom of the Nozawa Now report pages on the main desktop site. If you are viewing this report on the mobile version of SnowJapan, click on the link to get over to the main site.

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Anyway, that is it from me and the Nozawa Now reports for this season.

Remember, Nozawa is a fine place to be through the year so perhaps some of you will be visiting before next winter season.

Nozawa Onsen 6 day weather forecast
(Forecast updated throughout the year)

I'll be back with Nozawa Now reports in late autumn in the run up to next season, which will probably be due to start in late November 2016. You might see a few changes to the reports as well, though we'll bring you more news on that kind of thing nearer the time. The guys have been busy for over 3 months now working on new developments for the site.

Fingers crossed 2016/2017 will be a good one and we be able to enjoy lots of the Nozawa-rashii (-like) qualities that we love so much.

Thanks for reading and see you later in the year. I hope that you have a good May to November wherever in the world you might be.

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Nozawa Onsen main resort data

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Friday 29th April 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Friday 29th April is the last day of the 2015-2016 season at Nozawa Onsen snow resort

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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Nozawa Onsen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 29th April 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Friday 29th April 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 29th April 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Friday 29th April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
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 75cm 78cm 178cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 472cm 1044cm 720cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 29th April 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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