Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 20th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:52am on Tuesday 20th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, poor visibility
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's still snowing
wind condition
Moderate NNW
Generally poor
This report
Tuesday 20th January 2015, 7:52am
25cm
Monday 19th January 2015, 7:39am 10cm
Sunday 18th January 2015, 8:45am 30cm
Saturday 17th January 2015, 8:31am 5cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 7:27am 5cm
Thursday 15th January 2015, 7:44am 0cm
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 7:20am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 260cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 390cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 949cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Tuesday 20th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Guess what, it's still snowing.

Yes, snow continues to fall from the skies and continues to build up.

Since yesterday the place where I measure (and the top of the car) has seen an extra 25cm of snowfall.

This morning Kagura report 40cm; 20-40cm reported from Naeba; but get this - Maiko Snow Resort are saying 70cm! I don't know if that's a typo or not, it does seem a lot. But there you go. 25cm itself isn't too bad is it! So for the purpose of the report I'm going to go with what I observed, and that's the 25cm. Keen to get over to Maiko though and check that out!

Anyway, it's still snowing but due to ease up around lunchtime. Tomorrow, sun is forecast! Rare stuff this season. Looks like it should warm up a bit as well. By Thursday/Friday we are expected to be back to snow, with unfortunately the chance of some rain beforehand - at town level anyway.

I'm personally hoping this snow will clear early today and we might get some sun come up this afternoon.

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Unfortunately some fairly strong winds at Kagura are preventing them from fully opening again this morning... just Mitsumata Ropeway to the Kagura Number 1 Romance at the beginning of the day. With weather conditions expected to improve, we might see more open.

Top lifts at Naeba also affected.

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Official snow depths (some not updated today due to early report):

GALA Yuzawa:
390cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
380cm
Iwappara:
280cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
320cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
315cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
370cm (upper)
280cm (lower)
Naeba:
250cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
330cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
300cm (Kogen)
250cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
230cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening - is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
All night on 17th January; 14th February and 14th March (10pm until 6am)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available.
Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta' (or do not plan to have more this season).
Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a special lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Tuesday 20th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open - some higher lifts affected by wind early this morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 20th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
20th January 25cm 10cm 20cm
19th January 10cm 30cm 15cm
18th January 30cm 3cm 30cm
17th January 5cm 5cm 7cm
16th January 5cm 0cm 10cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
14th January 0cm 15cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 75cm 63cm 107cm
Previous 14 days total 260cm 192cm 135cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 390cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 949cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
390cm
[949cm]
-
[949cm]
-
[949cm]
-
[949cm]
-
[949cm]
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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