Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 17th April 2020

Furano Now!

Thursday 21st December 2006, 7:11am
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
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We had a little more snow yesterday but no more than 1-2cm in town. It has warmed up a bit in the last 24 hours, only down to -8 last night. This morning it is -4, overcast, with no precipitation as yet but looks like there might be some snow on the way.

The weekly forecast is predicting warmer temps untill Sunday with a high likelihood of snow today, Saturday, and Sunday.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 21st December 2006, 8:20am
Weather conditions: Sunny broken clouds
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Much the same as yesterday except for a few more clouds. Sorry to say that the snow that WAS in the forecast did not come through for us. However, still hope for the weekend, though looking at the weekly forecast it doesn't look likely that there will be a major dump on the way. It would of course be nice to have a very white Christmas, so let's keep hoping!

Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Tsugaike and Happo are all open today with minimal lift operation. Hakuba Cortina, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Sun Alpina are all on standby and will open when snow conditions allow.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Thursday 21st December 2006, 8:31am
Weather conditions: Cloudy and snowing
New snowfall: --
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Only a few flakes of snow yesterday afternoon but this morning it has started snowing moderately. It is still expected to get reasonably mild today though and the snow could turn a little wet later at village level. Currently though it is still below freezing and the snow falling is good quality. This weather should clear tonight and tomorrow will be mostly fine with snow returning overnight into Saturday. At this stage the weekend falls look like they could be fairly substantial.    Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 21st December 2006, 8:45am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday turned out to be another fine day. Some clouds moved in later in the day, but it was generally sunny and very mild out there. Early on this morning the sun is out but there is a lot of cloud around and the temperature is likely to rise to around +8 degrees once again.

Lots of the rice fields in the region are now once more visible as the warm temperatures have melted away lots of the snow that was on the ground from last weekend.

Gala Yuzawa today has 3 courses in the Central Area and 2 courses in the Northern Area open, and reporting 40cm of snow.

There is still no real snowfall appearing on the weekly weather forecasts - and it even looks like over the weekend and early next week it might get even warmer than it currently is.   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Thursday 21st December 2006, 8:58am
Weather conditions: partly cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Light high clouds with patches of blue cover the sky this morning. The morning temperatures are slowly decreasing, with 0 deg C at present. There are still decent patches of snow left at the village level and all areas above 1000m have a blanketed covering.

Houdaigi is scheduled to open thier family course today, but other ski areas lower in the valley look like they will struggle to open by this weekend. Tenjindaira is still the pick of fields in Minakami, with a 55 cm base and 75% of lifts operating.

The forecasted preciptation for today has dissapeared from the rain radar but it looks like it may come tomorrow evening. The weekend is forecast for sunny and partially cloudy days.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 21st December 2006, 9:21am
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun at times
New snowfall: --
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It is more cloudy this morning than it has been the last few days.

It's still cold, but not quite as cold as the start of yesterday. Yesterday it did get warmer later in the day as the sun was out.

The roads still have some packed snow on them and there are icy conditions out there.

There is unfortunately nothing much else to report at the moment as the resort operations are unchanged.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Thursday 21st December 2006, 9:49am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A very icy ground this morning, with thick iced puddles from yesterday afternoons warmth from the sun. It's 2 degrees already here this morning (9:30am) at village level - 900 meters. Can hear the sound of ice melting, the consistent dripping sound of a fine March morning! nooooooo!! Come on cold weather, it has been absolutely freezing (well not quite!) here for the last few days. If we pray for 'absolute zero' then maybe we'll get a measly -10?

2 seasons ago we had no snow 2 days before Asagai Gelande (village level) opened. This year we have some, so I guess things might not be SO bad!   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 21st December 2006, 10:38am
Weather conditions: Some clouds. Low lying mist over the village to clear.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A slightly cloudy start to the day in Nozawa, but no snow. Low lying mist over the village is lifting. The low temperatures (-5C at the top, -4 in the village) coupled with the sun are producing freeze/thaw conditions that are beginning to ice up the slopes. Not ideal today for beginners- particularly as the few green runs that are open have seen a lot of traffic in the last two days. The views from the top however are still magnificent and it is well worth getting up on the mountain.

The forecast has altered and now predicts the next light snow falls on Friday afternoon and evening. The wind will pick up significantly on Saturday and slightly heavier snow falls expected to begin on Saturday evening.
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