Kiroro Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Friday 8th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Stormy
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong, may ease slightly
visibility condition
Limited
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This report
Friday 8th January 2021, 8:50am
45cm
Thursday 7th January 2021, 8:21am 0cm
Wednesday 6th January 2021, 10:55am 5cm
Tuesday 5th January 2021, 9:20am 18cm
Monday 4th January 2021, 10:20am 38cm
Sunday 3rd January 2021, 9:14am 16cm
Saturday 2nd January 2021, 8:05am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 137cm
Last 14 reports (total): 232cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 150cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 523cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Friday 8th January 2021
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

After one snow free day, another huge snowstorm arrived overnight and its tail end has dragged into this morning here in Kiroro. It’s delivered an enormous amount of snow, 45cm measured on the snow stick. This takes the cumulative total for the season to over 5 metres.

But it’s not all good news I’m afraid. There is simply too much snow for full operation and combined with strong winds, some lifts will be slowed or even closed today. Keep an eye on the lift status on the Kiroro resort website for live updates. The forecast suggests conditions may settle slightly throughout the middle of the day, before another front comes through bringing with it higher winds and more snow.

Temperatures are cold, as they have been for weeks now, ranging from -9 to -15. The middle of the day is typically a fraction warmer but it’s always best to layer up. Visibility is difficult in stormy conditions so pack the low light lenses.

Looking ahead, rumour has it that tomorrow will see the resort open a few of the designated in-resort off-piste areas. Inbounds gates, if you will. More news to follow on that one!

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Official data (as reported by the ski area):

Peak: 225cm snow depth
Base: 175cm snow depth

4 of 10 lifts open
7 of 24 courses open

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Friday 8th January 2021
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Kiroro Now ski lift operation notes:

Family, Yoichi 1 Express, Center Express, Gateway Gondola

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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 8th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Kiroro Now reports up until Friday 8th 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 8th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
8th January 45cm - -
7th January 0cm - -
6th January 5cm - -
5th January 18cm - -
4th January 38cm - -
3rd January 16cm - -
2nd January 15cm - -
Previous 7 days total 137cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 232cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 49cm - -
December observed snowfall total 324cm - -
January observed snowfall total 150cm - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 523cm 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]
150cm
[523cm]
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