Furano Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th December 2016

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:23am on Thursday 15th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Bluebird
Base temp:
-16°C

Top temp:
-18°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 15th December 2016, 9:23am
6cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 10:41am 0cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 8:18am 2cm
Monday 12th December 2016, 10:27am 2cm
Sunday 11th December 2016, 7:50am 10cm
Saturday 10th December 2016, 8:40am 13cm
Friday 9th December 2016, 9:12am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 93cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 203cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Thursday 15th December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

It couldn't be a more perfect morning here in Furano but it is cold. In the village it is a very chilly -16c, which is the kind of temperature we would expect to get in February. Conditions are extremely clear with not a cloud visible over the resort and perfect blue skies. To top this off there has been 6cm of very light snow since yesterdays report. The courses that are open are in very nice condition with superb packed powder. Certain courses are likely to be fairly crowded in places today due to several school groups on the mountain.

As we head out of mid December and toward Christmas there are many wondering when Kitanomine will open. The resort has said opening is delayed due to the snow depth not quite being enough. Looking up at the Kitanomine slopes this morning they must be very close to being ready though as the front face has had a groomer over it and looks pretty good to me.

Looking at the weather for the weeekend, moderate winds are expected on the upper mountain on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday should see a little more snow but after that there is absolutely nothing on the forecast through to Tuesday.

The following courses are expected to be open today:
Technical
Panorama
Spies
Sailer
Prince

Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Thursday 15th December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Furano Ropeway 8:30am-15:00pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #2 chairlift 8:40am-15:00pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #3 chairlift 9:00am-15:00pm.
Prince Romance chairlift 9:00am-19:30pm.

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Thursday 15th December 2016
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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Furano Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 15th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th December 6cm 0cm -
14th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
13th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
12th December 2cm 0cm 4cm
11th December 10cm 0cm 2cm
10th December 13cm 0cm -
9th December 1cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 0cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 93cm 93cm 46cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 77cm 15cm
December observed snowfall total 93cm 295cm 123cm
January observed snowfall total - 187cm 122cm
February observed snowfall total - 178cm 58cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 203cm 835cm 390cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 110cm
[110cm]
93cm
[203cm]
- - - - -
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
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