Appi Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 5th January 2019

Appi Kogen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Saturday 5th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy skies
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Light to moderate NW
visibility condition
Restricted
This report
Saturday 5th January 2019, 7:40am
14cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 9:49am 0cm
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 9:30am 5cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 8:52am 0cm
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 10:53am 3cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 12:53pm 5cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 11:48am 45cm
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 173cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 22cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 358cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Saturday 5th January 2019
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Appi,

Clouds and moderate snowfall to greet the day with. Temperatures have dropped a few degrees too.

We’re anticipating more snow today with over 10cm in the works. Appi westerly winds will arrive later today reducing our already limited visibility.

Spotty cloud cover over the weekend with stable temperatures and light snowfall predicted.

It would be a great day to get out there first thing as Mt Nishimori is set to open. That, combined with last nights snowfall, will certainly make for a day to remember!

And... the Bravo tree run course is also due to open today.

Have a great Saturday.

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Have a fun January!

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Official snow depth (as reported by resort):

- 95cm

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Planned lift operations & course areas (subject to change due to weather conditions):

Wind affecting lifts this morning

- Appi Gondola
- Central Quad lift
- Central Number 2
- Central Number 3 A
- Central Number 4
- Central Number 5
- Central Number 6
- Sailer Quad lift
- Sailer Number 2
- Vista Quad

* Most course areas now open
* Bravo, Cruise 1, Cruise 2 and Dragon Tail tree runs open

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Saturday 5th January 2019
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

Appi Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Appi is open

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Appi Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Appi Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Appi Kogen Now reports up until Saturday 5th January 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Appi Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Appi Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 5th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
5th January 14cm 3cm 0cm
4th January 0cm 8cm 10cm
3rd January 5cm 15cm -
2nd January 0cm 30cm 2cm
1st January 3cm 5cm 4cm
31st December 5cm 0cm 4cm
30th December 45cm 4cm 40cm
Previous 7 days total 72cm 65cm 65cm
Previous 14 days total 173cm 183cm 84cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 94cm -
December observed snowfall total 316cm 322cm 159cm
January observed snowfall total 22cm 294cm 307cm
February observed snowfall total - 360cm 253cm
March observed snowfall total - 114cm 90cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 15cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 358cm 1192cm 824cm
Appi Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Appi Kogen 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
2018/2019 season - 20cm
[20cm]
316cm
[336cm]
22cm
[358cm]
- - - -
2017/2018 season - 94cm
[94cm]
322cm
[416cm]
294cm
[710cm]
360cm
[1070cm]
114cm
[1184cm]
8cm
[1192cm]
0cm
[1192cm]
2016/2017 season - - 159cm
[159cm]
307cm
[466cm]
253cm
[719cm]
90cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
  October November December January February March April May
Appi Kogen Now reports before Saturday 5th January 2019
Appi Kogen Now reports from the same period last season
Appi Kogen Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Appi Kogen Now by clicking on the month