Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st April 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 1st April 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky and sunny
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
10-15m/s (Hirafu)
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 5cm
Current month (April 2014) total: 0cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1150cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 1st April 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It is a fine morning here in Niseko with blue skies and just a few fast moving white cloud here and there.... just windy. Yes the flags are blowing about here in the village area as well and top lifts (as well as the gondola over at Annupuri) are not opening as planned this morning.

Sun is forecast for the next few days, warmer tomorrow than today, to be followed by rain later in the week - and then possibly snow over the weekend.

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As we are now into new month, lets look at those snow depth numbers for March and the season as a whole:

Observed snowfall in Hirafu for March 2014: 113cm
Observed snowfall in Hirafu for the 13/14 season so far: 1150cm

Compare that with the numbers from last season (observations made by the same person in the same place):

Observed snowfall in Hirafu for March 2014: 164cm
Observed snowfall in Hirafu for the 12/13 season at end of March 2013: 1549cm

Still lots of snow of course, but there was a fair chunk more of it last year - 5m more in fact.

Last year in April we observed 32cm by the way.

(All of these numbers can be found at the lower part of the Niseko Now reports).

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Let's also take a look at the Japan Meteorological Agency statistics for snowfall recorded in Kutchan town as well:

March 2014: 118cm
March 2013: 124cm
March 2012: 79cm
March 2011: 210cm

The JMA Kutchan number for April ranges from nothing to around 30cm.

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Official snow depth numbers at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 340cm
Base - 125cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 340cm
Base - 130cm

Annupuri:
Top - 330cm
Base - 140cm

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Niseko Village plans to be open until Sunday 6th April
Niseko Hanazono Resort plans to be open until Sunday 6th April
Niseko Annupuri plans to be at least part open until Tuesday 6th May
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be at least part open until Tuesday 6th May

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 1st April 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas open - see report

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March observed snowfall total 113cm 164cm -
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