Furano Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 15th January 2020

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:50am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear
Base temp:
-14°C

Top temp:
-16°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No Precipitation
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Wednesday 15th January 2020, 7:50am
0cm
Tuesday 14th January 2020, 7:03am 3cm
Monday 13th January 2020, 7:56am 4cm
Sunday 12th January 2020, 7:10am 4cm
Saturday 11th January 2020, 8:21am 0cm
Friday 10th January 2020, 7:20am 0cm
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 7:18am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 69cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 69cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 244cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:50am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

It is a classic Furano morning. The blue skies stretch from the ski area across town to the Daisetsuzan mountains. It is a truly beautiful vista so be sure to click some photos.

Overnight there has been a dusting of new snow. The clear conditions should stay through the day and then Thursday and Friday some snow is expected. While the piste conditions are still what I would call good overall, we are in need of a good dump to reset the snow pack. There are some thin areas where stones are being churned up by the volumes of skiers sliding across them. One avid reader correctly pointed out that not all courses are open - this is true and we have 22 out of 23 courses open at my quick count. The closed course is Giant on Kitanomine, which has natural water run off towards the lower part of the course and this always takes time to fill in - with a lot less snow this year this hasn't filled in yet and some ground is exposed.

Sunny days like this are a gem, so best to get out early and make the most of it.


Operating lifts:

Kitanomine Gondola
Kitanomine Romance Chair
Kitanomine quad chair
Kitanomine Snow Escalator
Link lift

Furano Ropeway
Furano Downhill chair #1
Furano Downhill chair #2
Furano Downhill chair #3
Prince Romance chair
Furano Snow Escalator

Kitanomine Zone: Open
Furano Zone: Open

Archive report: Posted at 7:50am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Kitanomine Zone: Open
Furano Zone: Open

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Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Wednesday 15th January 2020
(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 Wednesday 15th January 2020
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)
  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 15th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 4cm 3cm 1cm
11th January 0cm 11cm 0cm
10th January 0cm 15cm 13cm
8th January 0cm 1cm 16cm
Previous 7 days total 11cm 42cm 14cm
Previous 14 days total 69cm 74cm 55cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 69cm 125cm
December observed snowfall total 91cm 200cm 206cm
January observed snowfall total 69cm 147cm 151cm
February observed snowfall total - 81cm 117cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 59cm
April observed snowfall total - 16cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 244cm 530cm 666cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th January 2020
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 - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 84cm
[84cm]
91cm
[175cm]
69cm
[244cm]
- - - -
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 Wednesday 15th January 2020
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