Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2007, 8:30am
Weather conditions: Snow.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Temperatures have dropped and it is snowing presently in the village in Nozawa. Light snow on the mountain for most of last night will ensure that at least the top-most slopes will remain in fairly good condition. The temperature at the top is currently minus 6C. Base depths as yet have not been officially updated but are unlikely to be significantly changed. Visibility is poor.

The outlook is for light snow to continue until at least Friday with around 10cm expected on Wednesday.
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Niseko Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2007, 9:13am
Weather conditions: Light cloud with sunny patches
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Light cloud cover today with expected sunny patches. 1cm of fresh snow has fallen overnight and the forecast is for brief snow showers during the day, clearing up tonight. It is currently 0 degrees in the village and -1 at the top with an overnight low of -3. Visibility should be good for most of the day.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2007, 9:45am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain (snow higher up)
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a bit of a wet and drizzly start to the day here in Yuzawa town and it looks set in for the morning, though is forecast to clear up later in the day.

The better news is that higher up snow is being reported to be falling at Gala, Kagura and the top of Naeba.

It's not as warm as it has been of late, with a top temperature of just 4 or 5 degrees forecast and a cold night in store for tonight.

A bit of a mixed bag lined up for tomorrow it would seem - sun, cloud, rain and a possibility of snow... we shall see.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2007, 10:04am
Weather conditions: Overcast skies (low clouds)
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Once again a cloudy day in Hakuba...but quite a bit colder and it has started to snow very lightly here. The base of the valley still is bone dry and snow-less but the upper slopes still have great spring conditions. One can ski to the bottom on Happo-One to the Gondola but be warned there are patchy spots. Wind is light from the NW and most of the upper peaks are obscured by clouds. Visibility may be limited above 1000m.

( See Backcountry Advisory Below )

Avalanche Hazard:

Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Moderate

Backcountry Travel Advisory:

Poor visibility today will probably impede travel in the backcountry today. Colder temperatures should have solidified/refrozen the wet/slushy snowpack of yesterday. Expect some blowing snow and cooler temperatures atop the peaks today. As like yesterday spring is a good time to see glide cracks in the snow where a deep fracture will open up in areas of tension. You don't want to end up in one of those. Other hazards to look out for are rock fall from cliff faces and subsequent debris on top of the snow.    Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2007, 10:57am
Weather conditions: Cloudy, rain, snow higher up
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Not a first hand report, but apparently there is snow falling up at Kagura and the top of Naeba this morning.... lower down it is rain. Visibility is fairly poor again today, especially higher up with the tops of the mountains covered in cloud. It is colder than it has been for a while with the temperature down to near zero.

The forecast is for things to clear up as the day progresses, and things should start out fine tomorrow.    Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2007, 11:11am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Some (wet) snow to report this morning as well as a colder morning than we have had of late - the temperature has not yet risen above the zero mark this morning. Anyway there has been a sprinkling of new snow.... probably just a few cm so while it is welcome it probably will not make that much of a difference.

Things look set to clear up a bit later on today with a cold night in store and a fine start to tomorrow. After that rain and then snow is forecast to move in later on in the day.   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2007, 18:31pm
Weather conditions: Overcast and snowing
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Light snow fell in Minakami today and is forecast to continue through to mid day tomorrow. This will make for some great snow conditions for the rest of the week provided there is no rain.(none forecast at present)

Tenjindiara and Houdaigi are still open and going strong, with all runs operating. This could be one of the last snow falls of the season but who knows with the erratic weather of late, there may be another dump mid April!   Read more ...

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22nd Apr, 10:12am
Madarao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Zao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Nozawa Onsen Now
20th Apr, 9:51am
Niseko Now
20th Apr, 9:50am
Naeba Now
20th Apr, 9:49am
Myoko Now
20th Apr, 9:48am
Minakami Now
20th Apr, 9:47am
Hakuba Now
20th Apr, 9:40am
Aizu Bandai Now
20th Apr, 9:38am
Yuzawa Now
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