Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 22nd February 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 19th April 2007, 8:39am
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It looks as though we have had some rain early on this morning as the roads are part wet but at the moment, while there are still a fair few clouds around, they seem to be clearing up and the sun it out. The forecast is for a fine sunny day today and also tomorrow with the temperature rising to around 11 degrees this afternoon.

As the forecast stands at the moment, it looks like there is a fair chance of rain over the weekend. More on that tomorrow.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 19th April 2007, 8:42am
Weather conditions: Cloudy with patches of clear sky.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A wet start to the day but evidence of the clouds begining to move away. The base has been significently reduced due to the very wet last couple of days. There has been a sprinkling of new snow higher up though overnight. The big question is, whether we will be able to make it to Golden week?

Tempratures in the village today were slightly warmer than yesterday.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Thursday 19th April 2007, 9:08am
Weather conditions: Sunny.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It almost feels like a summer morning here today - the sky is completely clear and the sun is feeling pretty warm already, there is a little haze hanging in the lower areas but the mountains are crystal clear. The maximum temperature today will be 11 degrees. It will remain clear all day and then become overcast overnight with rain coming in tomorrow and Saturday.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Thursday 19th April 2007, 9:15am
Weather conditions: Cloud > clearing up
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There was a sprinkling of snow even on the lower slopes of Naeba earlier this morning. It has disappeared already but shows that it was quite cold last night. Things looks set to clear up though and we do have fine weather forecast for today and tomorrow.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 19th April 2007, 9:51am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Overcast skies again today in Hakuba. The upper portions of Happo-One, Hakuba 47 and Tsugaike are covered by clouds and visibility will be limited. A cool night last night made and light precip. made for some new snowfall in the high alpine. Not any deep powder to go raving about but some ( a few centimeters) accumulated atop the peaks.
Wind is light from the NE today.

( See Backcountry Advisory Below )

Avalanche Hazard:

Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Low

Backcountry Travel Advisory:
Again poor visibilty and light out there today so take caution when descending. Cloud bank is at approx. 1600m a.s.l. Spring conditions mean a shallow snowpack over bushes, rock outcroppings and bamboo (sasa) will be more likely to slide. Also take care in convex areas as there may be glide cracks formed and big holes in the snow. Wet, moisture laden snow will be more likely to slide on steep faces and this may also loose rocks/debris onto unwary travellers, so be careful under steep rock faces and cliffs.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Thursday 19th April 2007, 11:40am
Weather conditions: Sunny.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another clear day with warm sunshine and little wind. The temperature is predicted to hit 13 degrees today, the forecast is predicting the clouds to return tonight and rain tomorrow afternoon.   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Thursday 19th April 2007, 17:13pm
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There was a light dusting of snow in the mountains on Wednesday morning and some more snow fell last night to accummulate to 10cm above 1500m. Today the Spring weather is back with slightly warmer temperatures with some showers during the day.

The sakura are out in bloom in lower Minakami but upper Minakami has not yet started, probably beginning next week and being in full bloom over the start of golden week period.   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Yuzawa Now
22nd Feb, 9:15am
Madarao Now
22nd Feb, 8:53
Nozawa Onsen Now
22nd Feb, 8:42
Niseko Now
22nd Feb, 8:31
Furano Now
22nd Feb, 7:56
Aizu Bandai Now
21st Feb, 10:04am
Appi Kogen Now
21st Feb, 9:09
Hakuba Now
21st Feb, 8:53
Naeba Now
21st Feb, 8:44
Zao Now
21st Feb, 8:24
Shiga Kogen Now
21st Feb, 8:16
Myoko Now
21st Feb, 8:08am
Minakami Now
21st Feb, 8:04
Geto Kogen Now
21st Feb, 7:41
Grandeco Now
06th Dec, 14:16am