Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th January 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 9th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing, lightly at the moment
wind condition
Light southerly
Varied
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Saturday 9th January 2016, 9:14am
5cm
Friday 8th January 2016, 9:35am 6cm
Thursday 7th January 2016, 9:30am 0cm
Wednesday 6th January 2016, 9:32am 0cm
Tuesday 5th January 2016, 9:12am 0cm
Monday 4th January 2016, 8:21am 0cm
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 8:26am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 24cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 116cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 9th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

There is more fresh snow to report this morning though it was actually raining as the day ended yesterday - it was one of those 'not again!' kind of feelings...

But happily it turned into snow overnight and there's about 4-6cm of fresh on the ground around town areas early on.

Regarding resorts that report fresh snowfall in a morning - Kagura are reporting 15-20cm of fresh snowfall, Naeba reporting 10cm (our reporter recording 7cm at base), and Maiko Snow Resort just to the north of Yuzawa town area reporting 5-15cm.

It all helps and I see that Maiko are now mostly open with the snow of the last few days. Expect other resorts to be 'as open as possible' given their conditions and this fresh snow will certainly have helped.

The snowfall still somehow feels 'weak' though, especially compared to what we are used to in this region. Perhaps we might get some of that Yuzawa-like kind of snowfall later tomorrow and through Monday into Tuesday. By that I mean blizzard like conditions and the snow quickly piling up. The forecast is still looking good for snow over that period.

For today though expect the snow to ease off and leave us with just cloudy skies and maybe even clearing skies. It should keep quite cold though which is good, currently at 9am it is +1C.

Some forecasts tell us to expect some clearer skies at the start of the day tomorrow with others saying snow clouds, though they all agree that it should be snowing later on in the day.

Today is the start of the long 'Coming of Age Day' weekend in Japan with Monday being a national holiday, so popular places especially should be very busy this weekend.

Here's to more snowfall over the coming days.

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Resort official snow depths (Saturday 9th January 2016) and any specific news:

All resorts in the area are now generally open for the season, though please note that some areas and courses are not yet open. Generally steeper slopes that need more snow are still closed. The snow over the last few days has helped and we hope for more over the next few days.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
120cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
70cm

Iwappara
40cm

Joetsu Kokusai
70cm

Kagura
90cm (Mitsumata)
120cm (Tashiro)
150cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
100cm

Maiko Snow Resort
90cm (upper)
30cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
70cm

Naeba
70cm

NASPA Ski Garden
65cm

Yuzawa Kogen
80cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
60cm

Yuzawa Park
45cm

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 9th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are at least part open. The fresh snow is helping things but still limited in places.

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*as of Saturday 9th January 2016
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9th January 5cm 35cm 2cm
8th January 6cm 30cm 0cm
7th January 0cm 20cm 10cm
6th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
5th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
4th January 0cm 20cm 0cm
3rd January 0cm 30cm 0cm
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Previous 14 days total 93cm 242cm 64cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 24cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 116cm 1303cm 833cm
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559cm
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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5cm
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131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
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2012/2013 season 0cm
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8cm
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217cm
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254cm
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42cm
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