Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 18th April 2020

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:27am on Saturday 18th April 2020
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2019/2020 season so far total: 425cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:27am on Saturday 18th April 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

General message from SnowJapan (added 20th April 2020):

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Original report:

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday ended up being the last day of the season for Kagura - and therefore the region. So that's it for 2019-2020.

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Covering the winter season through these reports is always a long (and tiring) process - usually every day from late November through early May. But for the most part, it is a lot of fun. That's because usually there is consistent snow falling and excellent snow conditions to enjoy. It's always really exciting to share the news.

This season has definitely felt different (and that's before coronavirus). It really has felt like a challenge at times. Words like 'hope', 'mild', 'warm', 'warmer than usual' and 'rain' have had to be used way too much for our liking. Probably yours too!

Locals and long-timers have been pretty shocked to see bare slopes around town in January and lower areas struggling to open through the season. It's just not what we expect - this is Snow Country!

In recent years we have had seasons with less snow than average, but perhaps the big difference this year was that we didn't get that decent early base to build on. On top of that, having to use those words mentioned above so much has not helped.

That's not to say that there was no fun to be had. Of course there have been good times. There were some times when we suddenly got a decent amount and enjoyed conditions more like we expect. And believe it or not, not everyone is here for deep. If you visited Yuzawa this winter, I hope you enjoyed good conditions when you were here. If you didn't get to enjoy the best of conditions, I hope that you still enjoyed other aspects of your visit - the town, the people, the food, etc.

Looking towards the 2020-2021 winter season, I think everyone would be extremely happy to just get back to 'normal'. It has been said in other reports, but it is true: normal is good. Really good!

Let's hope that the coronavirus situation can vastly improve come autumn and we can soon begin to hear brighter news. The tourism industry is certainly hurting at the moment, including in Yuzawa.

It would make us so happy to be able to enjoy a positive build up and start to the next winter season. Followed by a classic Yuzawa winter with large walls of snow piled up by the side of the roads, digging out the car in a morning and the need to be shovelling snow regularly. That would be great. (Yes, even the shovelling snow bit!)

In the meantime, thank you for reading the reports. Please take care, stay safe and see you later in the year.

I will leave you (below) with some images of the kind of snow we love and expect, in this place we love.

Here's to seeing some of that next season!

:)

Archive report: Posted at 7:27am on Saturday 18th April 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas are now closed

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th April 2020
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Saturday 18th April 2020
2018/2019
Season
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Season
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 1cm 1cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 523cm 392cm
February observed snowfall total 248cm 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total 50cm 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 425cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
88cm
[127cm]
248cm
[375cm]
50cm
[425cm]
0cm
[425cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
523cm
[778cm]
190cm
[968cm]
50cm
[1018cm]
24cm
[1042cm]
0cm
[1042cm]
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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