Base at top: 135 cm
Temp at Top: -7 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira: 60cm
New Snow since close: 8 cm
Weather: Heavy snow falling right down to the village, cold temps and mild-moderate winds.
Light snow was falling in Nozawa yesterday and continued into the night. At some point in the night those light flakes became big fluffily flakes and began falling a lot more heavily. We’ve woken up to heavy snow and it feels like winter again. Temperatures will reach a low of -8°C today, with winds moving at up to 25km/h in the afternoon bringing the windchill down to -16°C. Visibility isn’t looking so clear up the top, but from the top of the Nagasaka Gondola it’s looking clearer.
Snow is expected to fall for the remainder of the day; originally it was expected to be just light snow so we hope this heavier snow keeps up! Temperatures are set to drop down to -10°C up top overnight and rise just one degree tomorrow to -9°C for the day while snow is expected to keep on coming. The freezing level is a few hundred meters below the village so we should see snow continuing to accumulate right down to the village. Keep up your snow dances, it seems to be working!