Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Monday 31st December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:48am on Monday 31st December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
The snow clouds are still here
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
OK lower, limited upper
This report
Monday 31st December 2018, 7:48am
26cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 9:21am 30cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 8:24am 26cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 7:47am 24cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 7:53am 0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 7:51am 0cm
Tuesday 25th December 2018, 8:42am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 111cm
Last 14 reports (total): 124cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 202cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 204cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:48am on Monday 31st December 2018
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Nozawa.

Yes, the snow has continued and we have another decent amount since yesterday.

Anyway. If my calculations are correct, the resort has reported 45cm of fresh snow on the top Yamabiko area since yesterday morning (25cm of that overnight) with around 30cm on other areas, give or take. And I concur.

Suddenly, the snow depth up top is over 2m and I have now measured well over 1m down at base in the last run of days. What a way to end the year. Hopefully that will be a sign of what is to come in 2019.

Less snow is expected today and it looks like the sun will be around tomorrow morning. And then more snow after that.

Lifts are opening 30 minutes early until Wednesday for the New Year.

There'll be some events going on tonight. First up is nighta which is extended until 11:30pm and then there'll be fireworks. I imagine one or two people might also be enjoying a sip or two of sake as well. Maybe even the enigmatic skiing vegetable mascot 'Nasuki'. (I wonder if he/she opens up after a few drinks? Every time I ask him/her something, they don't answer).

Anyway. I wish you all a Happy New Years Eve! Have fun & take care. And see you in 2019.

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Thank you again. And Happy New Year!

May 2019 be particularly snowy one.

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Monday 31st December 2018

Fresh snowfall recorded by resort (since yesterday morning):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 45cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 37cm
- Hikage (660m): 23cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 28cm
- Karasawa (563m): 20cm

Official snow depth numbers:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 220cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 200cm
- Hikage (660m): 130cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 120cm
- Karasawa (563m): 90cm

All lifts apart from the following planned to be operating:

- Kandahar pair

All courses open apart from the following planned to be open:

- Kurokura
- Kandahar
- Grand Prix
- Mukobayashi
- Hachiman

Archive report: Posted at 7:48am on Monday 31st December 2018
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts apart from Kandahar are open with most courses

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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Nozawa Onsen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Monday 31st December 2018
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st December 2018
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)
  2018/2019
*as of Monday 31st December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
31st December 26cm 2cm 4cm
30th December 30cm 10cm 42cm
29th December 26cm 3cm 8cm
28th December 24cm 18cm 20cm
27th December 0cm 53cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 4cm 0cm
25th December 5cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 111cm 90cm 76cm
Previous 14 days total 124cm 126cm 86cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 21cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 202cm 217cm 161cm
January observed snowfall total - 325cm 366cm
February observed snowfall total - 131cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 5cm 97cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 204cm 700cm 822cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st December 2018
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
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
202cm
[204cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 21cm
[21cm]
217cm
[238cm]
325cm
[563cm]
131cm
[694cm]
5cm
[699cm]
1cm
[700cm]
0cm
[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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