Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th March 2016

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:41am on Thursday 24th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, sun, some cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
0 - NW 5m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Thursday 24th March 2016, 7:41am
1cm
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 8:32am 4cm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Monday 21st March 2016, 8:32am 3cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 8:38am 1cm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Friday 18th March 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 50cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 104cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 981cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Thursday 24th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and it's an early report from me today as I need to get myself to Sapporo this morning.

This morning there is a lot of blue sky around and some white clouds hanging around too, and as I write the sun is out... it's a fine morning. The forecasts do still insist that there's some chance of a bit of snow though so things may well change. Similar conditions are forecast for tomorrow as well.

Oh yes, there's 1cm of snow on the ground too.

Things look like they'll probably be pretty dry from the weekend onwards and maybe quite a lot of sunshine and things starting to warm up around Tuesday.

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
Hopefully, all resort areas will be opening as planned at the start of the day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -1℃, 2cm snowfall, clear sky. Moiwa 838m: -6.1℃, E10m/s. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 310cm. Hirafu peak ridge: -11℃, mild wind and sprinkles of snow. Benkei cape: NE7m/s. Kamui cape: NNE6m/s, 1015hPa, 2.3m waves.

A moderate easterly wind persisted until early morning and made some snowdrifts develop in areas above treeline. The temperature in higher elevation is also much lower than the base.

Surface slab avalanches of up to 10cm thickness are to be expected in open steep faces and knolls above 800m elevation. A wide area can start sliding simultaneously. Habits of riding the valley bottoms should be changed. Better not underestimate the giant Spring slides. IF you’re caught in one, chances to survive is close to none.
Carrying a short rope as a measure of safety for coming out of cracks or creeks is highly recommended. Harnesses may not be necessary, but one rope can change the whole game. The mountain condition is not bad at all. Beware of sudden weather changes and have a nice day.

Spring is here, have a great day.

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Official resort snow depths as of Thursday 24th March 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 355cm
Base - 125cm

Niseko Village
Top - 340cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 360cm
Base - 140cm

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Night time floodlit skiing ('nighta') has now finished for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast



Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Thursday 24th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

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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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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 24th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
24th March 1cm 6cm 0cm
23rd March 4cm 0cm 1cm
22nd March 0cm 1cm 1cm
21st March 3cm 0cm 1cm
20th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 9cm 7cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 50cm 92cm 21cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 104cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 981cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th March 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
104cm
[981cm]
-
[981cm]
-
[981cm]
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]
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