Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 13th November 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Monday 13th November 2017
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Observed fresh snowfall
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This report
Monday 13th November 2017, 9:04am
9cm
Monday 6th November 2017, 13:44pm 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:14am 0cm
Saturday 6th May 2017, 8:56am 0cm
Friday 5th May 2017, 8:33am 0cm
Thursday 4th May 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 8:04am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 9cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 9cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Monday 13th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from my base here in Hirafu.

I actually have some snow to add to my report today, but I'll lead up to that with a bit of a look back at what has happened over the last few months...

The first little bits of sprinkly-like snow (?) was seen on the top of Mt Yotei at the end of September. That seems early to me, though I must confess to not being the kind to go overboard with pre-season snow dustings. I have a very long season ahead of me, so I like to keep my excitement for just before the season and then all the way through it!

We have gone through some snaps of wild weather this autumn season. After that typhoon that came through around October 22nd, I had some sleetly-like slush outside my door. It was more snow like a little higher up.

After that the first non-slushy proper snowflakes arrived down here 5th November. Less than 1cm.

As always, the contrast of late autumn colours and the frosting of snow has been just lovely.

Then this last Saturday we had some more wild, windy and rainy weather conditions. Overnight that rain turned into snow. And yesterday morning there was a nice layer of snow on the ground. I measured just under 8cm of snowfall here at base. With the previous slush and dusting, I'm going to add 9cm to the report this morning.

I wonder how much there will have been higher up?

As you can see from the webcam images this morning, there's not much to see lower down now other than some drops of rain with a green background, but there's a layer of snow higher up.

Yesterday was a really beautiful day. Lovely.

It's normal to get excited about the news of snow (of course), but I wouldn't get overly excited into think that ski lifts will suddenly start moving. Best way to think - if the resorts can open on their planned opening dates, that will be a very good thing. Fingers crossed.

And here are those planned opening dates:

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Thursday 23rd November 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018

Niseko Annupuri:
Saturday 25th November 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018

Niseko Village:
Friday 1st December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018

Niseko Hanazono:
Saturday 2nd December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018

Floodlit 'nighta' skiing schedule:
Saturday 9th December 2017 until Sunday 18th March 2018

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I'll be posting more regular reports from now, and then they'll click into 'daily' once the lifts start moving.

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Monday 13th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

First lifts in the area plan to be operating from Thursday 23rd November 2017

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 13th November 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 13th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
13th November 9cm - 0cm
6th November 0cm 4cm 0cm
7th May 0cm - -
6th May 0cm - 0cm
5th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 9cm 46cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 48cm 3cm
November observed snowfall total 9cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total - 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total - 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total - 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 9cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th November 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 9cm
[9cm]
- - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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