Furano Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st January 2021

Furano Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Furano region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Friday 1st January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-14°C

Top temp:
-17°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light wind
visibility condition
Varied
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This report
Friday 1st January 2021, 8:43am
5cm
Thursday 31st December 2020, 7:32am 1cm
Wednesday 30th December 2020, 20:40pm 12cm
Tuesday 29th December 2020, 6:59am 5cm
Monday 28th December 2020, 7:38am 13cm
Sunday 27th December 2020, 8:49am 12cm
Saturday 26th December 2020, 11:21am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 68cm
Last 14 reports (total): 123cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 5cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 294cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Friday 1st January 2021
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Welcome to the first report of 2021.

With a sprinkling of people in town for the holidays celebrations were reasonably subdued, but we still got the midnight fireworks display to welcome in the new year.

After a very clear calm day yesterday, snow has returned.

There is a layer of 5cm of fresh and it is currently snowing very lightly. With it comes a light wind and low cloud, so visibility isn't the greatest on the upper half of the mountain.

The temperature is -14c and will rise to a high of -12c.

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New Year message from SnowJapan

The 2020-2021 winter season seems to have got off to a good start in many mountainous regions of Japan, with some areas enjoying some very heavy snowfalls. That is of course very encouraging to see. Even if you are having to look on from afar, we’re sure you will be glad to see a return to a more ‘normal’ pattern to the snowfall this winter.

So 2020 is now behind us and we surely all hope that 2021 will be an all-round better year for everyone.

If you are unable to be here...

We miss you and are sorry that you can’t be here, but hope that you will be able to visit Japan in the not too distant future; and that 2021-2022 season will be open for everyone to enjoy.

If you are here...

Let’s all keep doing everything we can as individuals to try and keep the current situation under control. Ski areas around the country are doing their best to encourage visitors to wear face coverings, keep distance and minimise contact with guests outside their own group. Helping out in that way is surely a very small price to pay to get to enjoy the snow.

One thing we have noticed this season is people mentioning how they are appreciating everything that extra bit more this year. Being thankful for the good things can’t be a bad thing.

We will continue to do what we can to remain positive and genki as we cover this season.

Wherever you are right now, stay safe, stay strong and take care.

SnowJapan wishes you all the best for 2021.

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Friday 1st January 2021
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Friday 1st January 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Furano Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Friday 1st January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
1st January 5cm 11cm 0cm
31st December 1cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 12cm 0cm 6cm
29th December 5cm 2cm 5cm
28th December 13cm 4cm 6cm
27th December 12cm 0cm 11cm
26th December 20cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 68cm 17cm 43cm
Previous 14 days total 123cm 40cm 116cm
November observed snowfall total 48cm 84cm 69cm
December observed snowfall total 241cm 91cm 200cm
January observed snowfall total 5cm 114cm 147cm
February observed snowfall total - 98cm 81cm
March observed snowfall total - 20cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 16cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 294cm 415cm 530cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Furano 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
2020/2021 season - 48cm
[48cm]
241cm
[289cm]
5cm
[294cm]
- - - -
2019/2020 season - 84cm
[84cm]
91cm
[175cm]
114cm
[289cm]
98cm
[387cm]
20cm
[407cm]
8cm
[415cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 69cm
[69cm]
200cm
[269cm]
147cm
[416cm]
81cm
[497cm]
17cm
[514cm]
16cm
[530cm]
0cm
[530cm]
2017/2018 season 7cm
[7cm]
125cm
[132cm]
206cm
[338cm]
151cm
[489cm]
117cm
[606cm]
59cm
[665cm]
1cm
[666cm]
0cm
[666cm]
2016/2017 season - 110cm
[110cm]
178cm
[288cm]
126cm
[414cm]
132cm
[546cm]
73cm
[619cm]
17cm
[636cm]
0cm
[636cm]
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
295cm
[387cm]
187cm
[574cm]
178cm
[752cm]
83cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
123cm
[138cm]
122cm
[260cm]
58cm
[318cm]
70cm
[388cm]
2cm
[390cm]
0cm
[390cm]
2013/2014 season - 30cm
[30cm]
155cm
[185cm]
174cm
[359cm]
92cm
[451cm]
105cm
[556cm]
35cm
[591cm]
0cm
[591cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
69cm
[69cm]
162cm
[231cm]
130cm
[361cm]
152cm
[513cm]
219cm
[732cm]
19cm
[751cm]
0cm
[751cm]
  October November December January February March April May
Furano Now reports before Friday 1st January 2021
Furano Now reports from the same period last season
Furano Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Furano Now by clicking on the month