Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th January 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Wednesday 13th January 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Wednesday 13th January 2010
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Only a few light snow flurries since last report and last night actually cleared up for much of night allowing temperatures in the valley to plummet down close to -18 degrees. It's overcast again this morning though and the wind and temperature has picked up a little.
Most of the more popular areas will be getting tracked out now but up high and out through the gates there will still be some fresh tracks to be found. The snow is still in good condition though with cold temperatures persisting. Snow is forecast to hit the region today and get pretty heavy overnight. Temperatures will remain cold so it shoud be great quality. Tomorrow will be windy and it is likely upper lifts may be on wind hold.
Good snowfalls can be expected to continue through to Tuesday next week.
If you're heading up high today beware increasing winds with very cold windchills and sudden changes in the weather and visibility. It is already quite windy up high on the mountain.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 210cm
Bottom - 120cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 230cm
Bottom - 140cm

Top - 240cm
Bottom - 150cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko Avalanche Info No.29

Moiwa base 6am: -9℃ with slight overnight snowfall.
Coastal data: 6m/s NNE at Benkei cape, 0.9m waves & 999hp at Kamui cape.
Annupuri peak: -13℃, 10m/s NNE with good visibility.
The wind is forecasted to pick up to 15m/s NW at noon.
16m/s NW wind was blowing in upper Mizuno no sawa, drifting snow and developing cornices.
Surface snow below 800m is turning into a denaturalized hoar layer (Jan 13th layer) due to incoming cold air.
The snow above 1000m has been drifted due to stronger winds and yesterday’s tracks are remaining in lower altitude.
No drastic developments of snowdrifts can be observed and the avalanche hazard is low.
Peak gates will open at 9:30am.
The weather can suddenly turn bad as the low-pressure system develops.
Stepping outside the gates should never be taken too easily. Be aware that once you step out of bounds, you are entering uncontrolled & unsupervised backcountry area.
Additionally, whoever entering strictly off-limits areas will be severely penalized. Do not seek fresh tracks in off-limits areas.
Beware of the weather transitions and have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Wednesday 13th January 2010
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts running.

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