Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 11th February 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 11th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3-5m/s (Hirafu)
Poor at the moment but changeable
This report
Monday 11th February 2013, 9:01am
10cm
Sunday 10th February 2013, 9:06am 10cm
Saturday 9th February 2013, 8:05am 35cm
Friday 8th February 2013, 9:23am 20cm
Thursday 7th February 2013, 8:47am 0cm
Wednesday 6th February 2013, 8:53am 5cm
Tuesday 5th February 2013, 8:55am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 95cm
Last 14 reports (total): 117cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 107cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1086cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 11th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Just a thin layer of light snow to report since yesterday in Niseko.

I'm pretty sure earlier on when I got up it was clear out there, but it's actually snowing now. Conditions can change really quickly. (Or perhaps I was imagining it!?)

The forecast seems to be snow showers on and off for the day and indeed tomorrow as well. It's coming down pretty good right at this moment though and visibility right now is fairly poor on the slopes.

Temps about same as yesterday and wind isn't affecting lifts apart from the Hanazono Number 3 and also the King Number 3 lift at Niseko Grand Hirafu operating at reduced speed. Possibly clearing up tomorrow and particularly on Wednesday, but it should stay cold.

JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency) snow fall numbers for Kutchan Town update time. So far in February 2013, 57cm has been recorded in Kutchan town. The total number for February last season was 216cm and the season before was 142cm. Let's see how that turns out come the end of the month.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 450cm
Bottom - 200cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 360cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Village
Top - 385cm
Bottom - 215cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -12C, light snowfall, calm morning. Moiwa 800m: mild wind, no development of snowdrifts and -14C. Annupuri 1308m: SW3.5m/s, -16.3C. Coastal data: S4m/s, 0.8m waves and 1009hPa.

Looking at the past 12 hours weather transition, data and observations, the snowdrift development is small and the general avalanche risk is low.

Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30. Listen to the ski patrol's advice before stepping out the gates. Avalanches are not the only dangers in winter mountains. Be prudent and better not overestimate your gears and your skills.

Wind and snow is forecasted to pick up in areas above 800m as the low-pressure system passes. Visibility will turn bad. Do not duck ropes to access the out of bounds area. Strictly off-limits areas, Harunotaki and Yunosawa, are closed for a good reason, do not go in there for any reason. The Niseko Rules only exists to protect the freedom and the minimum safety of out of bounds riding.

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 11th February 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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5th February 15cm - -
Previous 7 days total 95cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 117cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 118cm - -
December observed snowfall total 418cm - -
January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
February observed snowfall total 107cm - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
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Season observed snowfall total 1086cm 0cm 0cm
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