Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 4th March 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Monday 4th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine, some cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
1-2m/s (Hirafu)
Good
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This report
Monday 4th March 2013, 8:53am
10cm
Sunday 3rd March 2013, 9:24am 15cm
Saturday 2nd March 2013, 9:39am 10cm
Friday 1st March 2013, 8:56am 5cm
Thursday 28th February 2013, 8:53am 5cm
Wednesday 27th February 2013, 8:47am 2cm
Tuesday 26th February 2013, 8:15am 25cm
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 157cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 40cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1335cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Monday 4th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It may be March but I have another 10cm of snow to report from Hirafu this morning... Niseko isn't forgetting to be consistent, for now anyway.

There's quite a bit of cloud around but it's a fine morning and calm too. Annupuri have been reporting some stronger winds up top, but over here in Hirafu all seems fairly calm - the flags are taking a rest from being blown about, the sun is out. Yes, a nice morning. Feels like the cloud that is remaining might well clear up.

Hardly any snow on the forecast in the coming week - more sun and/or cloud - with a pattern of temperatures gradually warming up as the week goes on.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 490cm
Bottom - 245cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 460cm
Bottom - 240cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -10C, 5cm of new snow. Weather sunny and calm. Moiwa 800m: -12C, 10cm new snow, minimal snowdrift development. Wind calm. Coastal data: wind SSE14/s, 0.5m waves, pressure 1016hPa. Annupuri peak: -14.5C. Wind is expected to pick up by 12pm, WSW 10m/s at 1500m.

All peak gates are expected to open at 10am. Do not traverse under cornices or stimulate knolls. On slopes above 1100m there is possibility of fracture from March 1st layer. Have you switched your beacon on? Are you carrying shovel? Probe? Headlamp? If not, avoid the valley bottoms. It is recommended you ski in the trees.

The snow is in great condition. Be careful of cracks and avoid hitting trees. Have a safe day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Monday 4th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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3rd March 15cm - -
2nd March 10cm - -
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28th February 5cm - -
27th February 2cm - -
26th February 25cm - -
Previous 7 days total 72cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 157cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 118cm - -
December observed snowfall total 418cm - -
January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
February observed snowfall total 316cm - -
March observed snowfall total 40cm - -
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