Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 13th January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:03am on Monday 13th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-11°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate
Poor
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This report
Monday 13th January 2014, 9:03am
30cm
Sunday 12th January 2014, 8:50am 25cm
Saturday 11th January 2014, 9:01am 25cm
Friday 10th January 2014, 8:45am 25cm
Thursday 9th January 2014, 8:40am 10cm
Wednesday 8th January 2014, 8:30am 10cm
Tuesday 7th January 2014, 8:03am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 140cm
Last 14 reports (total): 252cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 247cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 645cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Monday 13th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Mad snow at the moment in Niseko.

On the mountain yesterday there was considerably more than the amount we had noted down here in the village area, and it just kept on coming with heavy snow conditions.

This morning there's yet another 30cm or so here, so let's presume that there was once again more up on the mountain. Let's forget about the fine details of numbers though... it's simply very deep out there at the moment.

We're at that point when some of people are wishing for the snow to stop and for the sun to come out - these kinds of conditions every day are not for everyone.

It's also extremely cold this morning. A moderate wind doesn't seem to be affecting lifts too much, with just a few running at reduced speed as I write this report. Limited visibility as you might expect.

So it's full on winter conditions - so go out prepared. Read the Avalance Report and stay safe. Most of all, enjoy it!

We might see a slight let up tomorrow but generally we still have snow forecast every day into the weekend.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -12C, 20cm of broken crystal snow in the past 12 hours. Moiwa 800m: -13C, strong NW wind with snowdrift development, bad visibility. Annupuri 1150m: -16C, considerable development of cornice and snowdrifts. Peak 1308m: NW14.1m/s, -18.1℃. Wind forecast at noon: NW18m/s. Hirafu 1000m: 80cm snowfall in 12 hours with development of snowdrifts. Coastal data: Benkei cape NNW13m/s, Kamui cape NNW10m/s, 1.5m waves, 1014hPa.

Snowclouds are still widely present over the Sea of Japan and stormy condition continues. According to snowfall transition and data evaluation, the overall avalanche risk is high. Refrain from stimulating knolls and open steep slopes. An avalanche occurred in Higashi-One no.3 gully yesterday, ripping the skis off a skier. The cornices are still very unstable & heavy, and can easily burry a person if falling with it. Snow is deep in the trees as well, boarders should consider carrying snowshoes.

Gates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be closed. Keep in mind that accidents often happen during poor weather conditions. Be prudent. The conditions will turn better soon. Better not push it too hard today, go for a quick ride and better go chill out in an onsen.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 370cm
Base - 200cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 290cm
Base - 210cm

Annupuri:
Top - 235cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Monday 13th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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12th January 25cm 25cm -
11th January 25cm 35cm -
10th January 25cm 25cm -
9th January 10cm 5cm -
8th January 10cm 10cm -
7th January 15cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 140cm 127cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 252cm 235cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 247cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total - 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 645cm 1493cm 0cm
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418cm
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443cm
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316cm
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164cm
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32cm
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2cm
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