Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 11th January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Saturday 11th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Light
Variable
This report
Saturday 11th January 2014, 9:30am
10cm
Friday 10th January 2014, 9:00am 45cm
Thursday 9th January 2014, 9:10am 0cm
Wednesday 8th January 2014, 8:58am 0cm
Tuesday 7th January 2014, 8:00am 15cm
Monday 6th January 2014, 9:04am 0cm
Sunday 5th January 2014, 9:30am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 100cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 100cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 215cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Saturday 11th January 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

You know when things are going good when you hear people complain about 'too much snow'. Yes I heard that silly comment a few times yesterday.

It was a great day though, seriously. Not only did we have all that new snow to play in all over the mountain, but the clouds cleared up in the afternoon and we had blue skies over the mountain for a while... days don't get much better than that.

The heavy snowfall transformed many parts of the resort and was just what we wanted and needed.

Curiously this morning the resort is only reporting 5cm across the mountain - apart from Uenotaira on 20cm. Add that to the 5cm or so since yesterday morning and we have another layer this morning.

The latest forecast is for cloud/snow today. The poor visibility up top will likely clear, though perhaps not in the specatacular fashion it did yesterday, maybe more just cloud.

Tomorrow sun is forecast so it should be a very good weekend.

The only thing to mention is the crowds. It's the first day of a three day long weekend in Japan and one of the peak times of the snow season. So there are going to be a lot of people in Nozawa. A lot. Early starts are highly recommended to get out there early before the main crowds.

We do of course have the famous Fire festival on the 15th January as well, but that's mid-week (Wednesday). Preparations and 'pre-events' for that from Monday.

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Saturday 11th January 2014:

Official snow depths:
Yamabiko - 250cm
Uenotaira - 215cm
Hikage - 140cm
Nagasaka - 130cm
Karasawa - 100cm

Lifts
All lifts operating

Courses
All courses open except:
Kandahar West
Kandahar East

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Saturday 11th January 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen is open

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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 11th January 2014
2012/2013
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2011/2012
Season
11th January 10cm 30cm -
10th January 45cm 5cm -
9th January 0cm 0cm -
8th January 0cm 0cm -
7th January 15cm 0cm -
6th January 0cm 0cm -
5th January 5cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 75cm 50cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 100cm 163cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 15cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 100cm 213cm -
January observed snowfall total 100cm 311cm -
February observed snowfall total - 253cm -
March observed snowfall total - 29cm -
April observed snowfall total - 15cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 215cm 824cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
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15cm
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100cm
[115cm]
100cm
[215cm]
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[215cm]
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[215cm]
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[215cm]
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[215cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
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