Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:48am on Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
2-5m/s (Hirafu)
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Tuesday 1st April 2014, 8:40am 0cm
Monday 31st March 2014, 8:20am 0cm
Sunday 30th March 2014, 7:58am 0cm
Saturday 29th March 2014, 7:58am 0cm
Friday 28th March 2014, 8:05am 0cm
Thursday 27th March 2014, 8:20am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (April 2014) total: 0cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1150cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:48am on Wednesday 2nd April 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

The sun is out again this morning here in Hirafu and it might well warm up to around 10C in town today.

Cloudier conditions forecast for tomorrow but it will be keeping warm and the chance of rain later on.

Snow is still looking likely going into the weekend. It's going to be fun finding out what happens there.

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I'm going to post this again as lots of you probably missed it yesterday as it was an update to an already posted report....

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 - 120cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 340cm
Base - 120cm

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 7:48am on Wednesday 2nd April 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas remain open

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January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total 113cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total 0cm 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1150cm 1493cm 0cm
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