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

Kiroro Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 1st January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-13°C

Top temp:
-20°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate to heavy snow
wind condition
Strong forecast to ease
visibility condition
Poor
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This report
Friday 1st January 2021, 9:14am
13cm
Thursday 31st December 2020, 8:35am 11cm
Wednesday 30th December 2020, 9:45am 14cm
Tuesday 29th December 2020, 9:26am 4cm
Monday 28th December 2020, 9:24am 12cm
Sunday 27th December 2020, 10:30am 25cm
Saturday 26th December 2020, 8:40am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 95cm
Last 14 reports (total): 187cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 13cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 386cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 1st January 2021
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Welcome to 2021 from Kiroro.

New Year’s Day early risers are being treated to 13cm of fresh snow here in Kiroro. I’d say half fell yesterday, and half this morning, punctuated by a convenient break around the middle of the night for a stunning New Year’s fireworks display in clear skies.

It’s a day for the die-hards and those prepared to brave the extremes. A snow storm rages and the cold snap endures, with temps ranging between -13 and -20 and moderate to heavy winds adding to the chill factor. Prepare, and ride carefully.

Tomorrow should offer calmer conditions before another front rolls in on Sunday delivering another snowy week to Kiroro.

Nagamine 2 opens today much to the delight of those who know how good that area can be.

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Official data (as reported by the ski area):

Peak: 140cm snow depth
Base: 100cm snow depth

8 of 10 lifts open
23 of 24 courses open

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 1st January 2021
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Kiroro Now ski lift operation notes:

Family, Yoichi 1 Express, Yoichi 2 Pair, Kiroro Gondola, Gateway Express, Center Express, Nagamine 1, Nagamine 2

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Kiroro Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Kiroro 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 Kiroro Now reports up until Friday 1st January 2021
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Kiroro Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Kiroro Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2020/2021
*as of Friday 1st January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
1st January 13cm - -
31st December 11cm - -
30th December 14cm - -
29th December 4cm - -
28th December 12cm - -
27th December 25cm - -
26th December 16cm - -
Previous 7 days total 95cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 187cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 49cm - -
December observed snowfall total 324cm - -
January observed snowfall total 13cm - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 386cm 0cm 0cm
Kiroro Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Kiroro Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 49cm
[49cm]
324cm
[373cm]
13cm
[386cm]
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