Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 3rd March 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 3rd March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
(Wet) snow
wind condition
N 6-10m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Friday 3rd March 2017, 8:32am
0cm
Thursday 2nd March 2017, 8:28am 0cm
Wednesday 1st March 2017, 8:33am 0cm
Tuesday 28th February 2017, 10:37am 0cm
Monday 27th February 2017, 8:16am 3cm
Sunday 26th February 2017, 8:32am 18cm
Saturday 25th February 2017, 8:49am 19cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 605cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 3rd March 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

It is a bit colder this morning and I am happy to report that light snow has started falling and there's a dusting of snow on my car outside.

It looks suspiciously like rain on the webcam image below, but I can attest to a more snow-like something falling outside my window. I would not expect it to be light dry powder variety though...

Light snow is what is on the forecasts on and off in the coming days as well really. It will likely be a mix of cloudy conditions and a bit of snow falling from time to time - something like that. Temperatures should be keeping on the right side of zero so that at least is a good thing.

It seems strong winds on mountain are preventing some of the top lifts to start up and a few gondolas may be operating at reduced speed too.

And that is about it really!

There's no Avalanche Report today.

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
The top Ace Number 4 and King Number 4 lifts are on hold at the start of the day.

Niseko Village
The top Wonderland Chair lift is on hold at the start of the day.

Niseko Annupuri
The top Jumbo Number 4 lift is on hold at the start of the day.

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Official resort snow depths as of Friday 3rd March 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 330cm
Base - 135cm

Niseko Village
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 3rd March 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts affected by wind this morning

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Japan snowfall data
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 3rd March 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 3rd March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
3rd March 0cm 9cm 3cm
2nd March 0cm 22cm 3cm
1st March 0cm 10cm 0cm
28th February 0cm 0cm 10cm
27th February 3cm 20cm 5cm
26th February 18cm 18cm 10cm
25th February 19cm 10cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 79cm 41cm
Previous 14 days total 97cm 125cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 0cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 605cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
0cm
[605cm]
-
[605cm]
-
[605cm]
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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