Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 17th March 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 17th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky, sun
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
2-5m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Monday 17th March 2014, 8:30am
1cm
Sunday 16th March 2014, 8:30am 3cm
Saturday 15th March 2014, 8:40am 2cm
Friday 14th March 2014, 8:50am 0cm
Thursday 13th March 2014, 7:51am 0cm
Wednesday 12th March 2014, 10:02am 5cm
Tuesday 11th March 2014, 8:30am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 98cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 108cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1145cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 17th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Less than 1cm of snowfall to report this morning, just a thin dusting really with the temperature around 0 degrees at the moment.

There's still quite a bit of cloud around, but the sun is out as well and some blue sky.

Once again we might get a bit of snow overnight into tomorrow and then tomorrow in the daytime there's a chance of some rain. Strong winds forecast for tomorrow as well - enough to mess about with lift schedules if it happens.

For the moment though this morning good weather, the groomers should be good early on. Just hope it doesn't warm up too much...

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -2C, 0.5cm graupels in 12 hours. Moiwa 800m: -5C, W5m/s and development of snowdrifts in Mikaeri area. Annupuri 1150m: snowpack 360cm. Hirafu 1000m: -5C, slight snowfall. Peak 1308m: NW13m/s, -8.3C. Coastal data: cape Benkei NNW10m/s, cape Kamui NNW6m/s, 0.7m, 1020hPa.

Although the isobars are spaced out as a high-pressure system is traveling east, an intermittent NW wind is blowing, making snowdrifts develop in some areas. Newly formed snowdrifts in 1000m area are unstable and easily collapse. Temperature is relatively high and the snow in the trees will get better in the afternoon. Many dangers, other than avalanches, exist in the backcountry. Beware of loosing control, hitting trees, falling into cracks. Peak gates will open from the morning. Do not enter south facing strictly off-limits areas. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 395cm
Base - 195cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 390cm
Base - 200cm

Annupuri:
Top - 395cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 17th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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  2013/2014
*as of Monday 17th March 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
17th March 1cm 2cm -
16th March 3cm 0cm -
15th March 2cm 10cm -
14th March 0cm 2cm -
13th March 0cm 0cm -
12th March 5cm 2cm -
11th March 5cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 16cm 31cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 98cm 78cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total 108cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1145cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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 - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
108cm
[1145cm]
-
[1145cm]
-
[1145cm]
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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