Snow is back in Nozawa

by Mark on March 9, 2016

Base at top: 140cm

Temp at Top: -4 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira: 85cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather: snowing! Very mild winds and fairly cold temperatures.

Necessity is the mother of invention.


Light snow has been coming down overnight up the top of Nozawa. What begun as light rain in the late afternoon yesterday has now turned to beautiful snowflakes thanks to a sudden drop in the temperature. We’ve just started seeing light sleet turn into fluffy snowflakes down in the village. After quite a few spring days with temperatures rising well above zero, we’re more than excited to see winter make its return. So far, we’ve got a few centimetres of fresh snow up the top.The forecast has been upgraded and we could see up to 20cm of fresh up the top today. It looks as though this could continue throughout the rest of the day and possibly into tomorrow.

Right now temperatures are sitting at around -4°C up top and the mercury is continually dropping. Temperatures should reach lows of -9°C up top. Higher up will be getting the best snow coverage so that’s probably the place to go, considering that wind won’t be an issue either.


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