Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 22nd February 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:23am on Friday 22nd February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light for now
visibility condition
Good and likely to improve
This report
Friday 22nd February 2019, 8:23am
0cm
Thursday 21st February 2019, 8:20am 2cm
Wednesday 20th February 2019, 8:31am 1cm
Tuesday 19th February 2019, 8:27am 0cm
Monday 18th February 2019, 7:37am 0cm
Sunday 17th February 2019, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 16th February 2019, 8:23am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 107cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 192cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 894cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Friday 22nd February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

Anyone up here feel that earthquake last night? There was some pretty strong shaking going on over there to the south of Sapporo, in the same area that was hit last September. It doesn't look like there was any major damage, which is a relief. Though no doubt it was a scary experience for many people. It wasn't strong over here but I still felt it and it is not a good feeling. Earthquakes = nasty. Definitely one of my least fave things about Japan.

Anyway. Lots of blue sky and some fluffy clouds yesterday.

There's more cloud around this morning but some blue sky and that will probably increase during the morning. (The blue sky bit). Currently -2C here at base with temperatures forecast to rise to around +2C later in the day. I have no fresh snow to report to you and I'm a little concerned at the lack of snow potential on the forecast. It feels a bit too 'spring' for late February and I want my winter back.

We may now be in the last week of February but there is still well over two months left to the season. I might not always have much to report to you, but as always I will be here posting a report every day right through until the last day of the season in early May. I feel it's important for that complete picture of the season - start to finish. Yey!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -3°, no new snow. Moiwa 800m: -3.9°, WSW3.61m/s, no new snow. Annupuri 1120m: snow depth 259cm, Annupuri 1100m: -6.5°, W7.2m/s. Hirafu Peak: -7°, Hirafu 1000m: -6.4°, SE5.4m/s. Village Mizuno no Sawa: no data. Cape Benkei: WNW10m/s, Cape Kamui: WSW8m/s, pressure 1015hPa, wave 1.1m.

The last few warm days and cold nights has been perfect conditions for the grooming machines to start leaving death cookies all over the runs, be careful riding. There has been no new snow, do not enter strictly off limits areas looking for untouched snow. From observation the general avalanche risk is low. Be careful of the cracks below the Annupuri sub peak. The risk of a full depth avalanche will increase with a sudden rise in temperature and rain. Because the ground surface underneath is slippery bamboo, once the avalanche starts it wont stop. The strap in point from gate 2 is high pines on the left.

All peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice and be prepared before going out of bounds. The mountain is moving into spring. Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Friday 22nd February 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 345cm
- Base: 145cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be opening as planned (Ace Number 1 pair and King Number 2 quad lifts rested)
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 255cm
- Base: 200cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be opening as planned
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 330cm
- Base: 160cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be opening as planned
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 330cm
- Base: 160cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be opening as planned (Country Road lift rested)
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Friday 22nd February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 22nd February 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd February 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 22nd February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
22nd February 0cm 5cm 1cm
21st February 2cm 13cm 3cm
20th February 1cm 14cm 15cm
19th February 0cm 16cm 16cm
18th February 0cm 17cm 8cm
17th February 0cm 21cm 0cm
16th February 6cm 17cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 9cm 103cm 47cm
Previous 14 days total 107cm 218cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 192cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 894cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd February 2019
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
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
192cm
[894cm]
-
[894cm]
-
[894cm]
-
[894cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
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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