Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, some blue sky (hopefully short lived)
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow at times
wind condition
Fairly strong SW
Variable
This report
Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 8:49am
5cm
Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 9:11am 1cm
Monday 1st December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Sunday 30th November 2014, 9:21am 0cm
Saturday 29th November 2014, 14:42pm 0cm
Friday 28th November 2014, 7:25am 0cm
Thursday 27th November 2014, 15:48pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 6cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 36cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Hirafu, and not as much snowfall as I would like to report. (Though coming to think of it, is there ever as much as we want?!)

I'm going to log just over 5cm or so here in the base area.

It was snowing nicely earlier on but as I write this now there's actually a bit of blue sky on show in places and the sun has been shining through as well. The forecast is for continued snowfall though so hopefully that is just a short-lived thing. Peak season we might be all for a bit of sun but what we need right now is large amounts of snow to get things going... obviously!

As of last night Hirafu were reporting 25cm on upper slopes and 10cm on lower slopes of the resort.

The forecasts are giving us snowy days through into next week, though it doesn't look like it's massive dumpage. I hope I am wrong and by writing that I am provoking the dudes in charge of snowfall to show me I'm wrong. ;)

So anyway Niseko Village now joins Grand Hirafu and Annupuri on the 'will open as soon as there's enough snow' list. Hanazono of course has always been aiming for opening on Saturday 6th December. That might have been the most realistic of the lot this time round and prove very good timing.

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Planned opening dates for the different resort areas on the mountain:

Niseko Grand Hirafu - will open as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Annupuri Kokusai - will open as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Village - will open as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Hanazono - Saturday 6th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting for snow

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 3rd December 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 3rd December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
3rd December 5cm 1cm 2cm
2nd December 1cm 5cm 25cm
1st December 0cm 5cm 10cm
30th November 0cm 15cm 15cm
29th November 0cm 25cm 1cm
28th November 0cm 12cm 20cm
27th November 0cm 1cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 64cm 74cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 74cm 135cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 6cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total - 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total - 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 36cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 3rd December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
6cm
[36cm]
-
[36cm]
-
[36cm]
-
[36cm]
-
[36cm]
-
[36cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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