Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 22nd February 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 22nd February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Partly cloudy, lots of blue sky
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None...(dreaming of!)
wind condition
SW5m/s - W8m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Sunday 22nd February 2015, 8:32am
0cm
Saturday 21st February 2015, 8:15am 0cm
Friday 20th February 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 19th February 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 18th February 2015, 8:26am 0cm
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 16th February 2015, 8:31am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 105cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 151cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 957cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 22nd February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and we have blue skies over us once again this morning.

There is some cloud around, but it's mostly bright and sunny and mild. Currently just under zero but will warm up today again into positive numbers.

What else can I say this morning... possible rain late today or tonight, but hopefully soon (later tomorrow?) temperatures are going to start dropping and start to return to something more suitable for February and very hopefully we'll be getting some snowfall on Tuesday.

0cm of fresh in the last six days of my reports is a pretty bleak statistic and while many people have of course been enjoying some clear and sunny conditions, including myself, I'm fairly sure that isn't the main reason why people choose Niseko. So we need a return to fresh snow. Onegai shimasu!

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Looks set to be open as planned.

Niseko Hanazono:
Looks set to be open as planned.

Niseko Village:
Looks set to be open as planned.

Niseko Annupuri:
Looks set to be open as planned.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -2C, no new snowfall, snow melting. Moiwa 800m: NW3m/s, no new snowfall, -7C. Annupuri 1000m: no new snaowfall, snowpack 300cm. Hirafu 1000m: no new snowfall, -6C. Annupuri peak 1308m: S10.6m/s, -7.9C. Cape Bekei: SSW6m/s, Cape Kamui: E2m/s, pressure 1022hPa, wave calm.

A southerly wind is picking up at higher levels with the approaching low pressure system. With the wind, rising temperatures and increase snowmelt, cracks will increase. All gates are expected to be open, although there isn’t any fresh snow to be found. Please listen to the patrols advice and be careful when riding out of the ski area. Conditions are difficult and it is easy to catch ski in crust or wet snow. Also the snow surface is difficult to read . Careful falling and collisions with trees. Be aware around knolls on steep slopes of shallow surface slab avalanches. The possibility of full depth avalanches is rising a month earlier than usual. These avalanches run into the valley bottoms, places like Kozan no sawa, Osawa, Moiwa bowl. Do not ride in the valley bottoms. Yesterday someone ducked a rope and entered strictly off limits area Yu no sawa and got lost. Please respect and follow Niseko Rules.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 370cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 300cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 340cm
Base - 170cm

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Lifts open for night skiing (planned):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift

Niseko Hanazono Resort
No night skiing at the Hanazono area

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 22nd February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd February 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 22nd February 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd February 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 22nd February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
22nd February 0cm 10cm 15cm
21st February 0cm 25cm 15cm
20th February 0cm 3cm 20cm
19th February 0cm 8cm 10cm
18th February 0cm 10cm 7cm
17th February 0cm 5cm 20cm
16th February 5cm 10cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 5cm 71cm 97cm
Previous 14 days total 105cm 89cm 207cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 151cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 957cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd February 2015
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 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
151cm
[957cm]
-
[957cm]
-
[957cm]
-
[957cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
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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