Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 1st March 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 1st March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing. (Please snow).
wind condition
0-3m/s (Hirafu)
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This report
Saturday 1st March 2014, 8:01am
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Friday 28th February 2014, 7:53am 3cm
Thursday 27th February 2014, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 26th February 2014, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 25th February 2014, 8:03am 0cm
Monday 24th February 2014, 7:30am 0cm
Sunday 23rd February 2014, 7:53am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 76cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 0cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1037cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 1st March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Niseko and it's of course the first day of March. Still over two full months to go, all being well of course.

So yesterday. Well, strong winds affected lots of lifts. Annupuri eventually part opened but for the most part it was only lower lifts moving and the higher lifts got a day's rest.

No new snow to report again and as of 8am it is around -2 degrees here in the Hirafu village area. I'm glad to be able to report that the winds have calmed down and I would expect the resorts to be able to be open as normal today.

Cloudy/overcast with a few clearer patches and thinner cloud over towards Yotei. We might see some sun today.

Will March bring us much snow? We can only hope so, where we stand at the moment we are in need of a fresh dump of snow to liven things up again. Monday onwards for snow? I won't tempt fate. Does look like it should gradually be getting colder from today though.

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Tomorrow I will take a look back at the snowfall for February as a whole and also the season up until now. And compare it with recent seasons. O-tanoshimini!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -5C, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: n/a. Annupuri 1150m: mild wind, -10C, no snowfall, snowpack 315cm. Hirafu 1000m: -7C, no snowfall, calm. Peak 1308m: NW10.8m/s, -12C. Coastal data: Benkei cape NW9m/s, Kamui cape WNW8m/s, 1.9m waves, 1020hPa.

Atmospheric pressure gradient is small resulting in a calm weather under predominant High. Peak gates will open from the morning. Yesterday’s strong wind drifted snow and unstable cornices have drastically developed in Moiwa bowl and other western locations around 800m. Do not stimulate these newly formed cornices as they will collapse and potentially trigger a large avalanche. Most of the mountain is covered with a hard crust layer, mostly tracked out in the trees, tricky condition. Beware of loosing control, hitting trees and slip-drops.

Avalanche occurrences are not necessarily related to the amount of fresh snow, they will happen when the conditions allow. Shallow but fast running slides can easily occur if falling in steep slopes. Better not overestimate your skills; always be prudent. Spring full-depth avalanche hazard is rising in south facing strictly off-limits areas. Do not duck ropes to seek fresh snow. You may be loosing your pass or more. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 360cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 350cm
Base - 200cm

Annupuri:
Top - 355cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 1st March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 1st March 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st March 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 1st March 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
1st March 0cm 5cm -
28th February 3cm 5cm -
27th February 0cm 2cm -
26th February 0cm 25cm -
25th February 0cm 10cm -
24th February 0cm 5cm -
23rd February 2cm 10cm -
Previous 7 days total 5cm 62cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 76cm 159cm 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 0cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1037cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st March 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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]
0cm
[1037cm]
-
[1037cm]
-
[1037cm]
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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