First Snowfall on Mt Yotei for the 2014 Season

Overnight Mt.Yotei was dusted in a light covering of snow for the first time this autumn in the lead up to the 2014 winter season!

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First snowfall on Mt. Yotei for the 2014 season, 26 September 2013

First snowfall on Mt. Yotei for the 2014 season, 26 September 2013

Last night the freezing level dropped to 1850m just low enough to turn some of the recent rain to snow on the top of Mt.Yotei. In Hirafu village the temperature dropped to 6 degrees.

First snowfall on Mt. Yotei on the northeastern edge, 26 September 2013

First snowfall on Mt. Yotei on the northeastern edge, 26 September 2013

This first dusting of snow is 3 weeks earlier than last year when we reported the first dusting of snow on Mt.Yotei on the 18th of October.

First snowfall on Mt. Yotei above the hut, 26 September 2013

First snowfall on Mt. Yotei above the hut, 26 September 2013

These shots were taken at 12:40 today from Hirafu village and we expect the snow to disappear before too long.

Winter is coming!!!