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

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 22nd March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Limited
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Friday 22nd March 2019, 8:28am
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Thursday 21st March 2019, 8:27am 0cm
Wednesday 20th March 2019, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2019, 7:47am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:25am 0cm
Sunday 17th March 2019, 8:25am 6cm
Saturday 16th March 2019, 8:28am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 15cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 15cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 915cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 22nd March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

It is definitely colder this morning.

There is just a dusting of snow on the top of my car - not enough to report 1cm - but it does actually look like I might soon be able to add some fresh snowfall numbers. Hopefully tomorrow -- and perhaps even next week. So it would seem that it is not over yet. Hurray!

Of course the season is going to continue until 6th May anyway, so fresh snowfall or not there is still over 6 weeks left. That's over 40 more Niseko Now reports to be written. Gambarimasu!

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Our friend the Country Road Chair seems to be opening this morning but the Morino Chair not...

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base 6am: 0℃, slight wet snowfall. Moiwa800m: -4.1℃, WNW6.24m/s, Annupuri1000m: 250cm snow depth. Hirafu1000m: -6.8℃, SE2.1m/s, Kutchan weather station: 0.1℃, WNW6.0m/s, 91cm snow depth. Benkei cape: N13m/s, Kamui cape: NNE9m/s, 999hPa, 2.2m waves.

Cold air is flowing in as the low-pressure passed. The temperature remained below freezing level and light snowfall persists above 700m elevation. The amount may not be much, but snowdrifts are expected to develop in leeward slopes. The cracks became bigger in lower elevations and small glide avalanches are occurring frequently. A chair-lift operation is suspended in Niseko Village due to rising risk of large scale glide slide from 800m Mizuno no sawa. Pay attention to what’s above you when riding nearby.

The mountain is shifting to Spring, however temperature is still unstable and a passing low-pressure can generate drastic developments of snowdrifts. Rapidly developed snowdrifts are the most unstable and can trigger a slide easily. Always remain prudent when riding leeward slopes with snowdrift developments and stay away of valley bottoms to avoid being caught in large avalanche. Beware also of small slides from the gullies sidewalls. The wind stays strong in higher elevation. Have a nice day.

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 305cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Ace Number 1 pair, King Number 2 quad and Ace Number 4 pair lift rested
- Plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 217cm
- Base: 138cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 270cm
- Base: 90cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Lifts opening as normal at the start of the day apart from Jumbo Number 3 pair lift
- Plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 270cm
- Base: 90cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Lifts opening as normal at the start of the day, apart from Morino Chair
- Country Road Chair watch: open!
- Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 22nd March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open - see above for other info, including the massively popular 'Country Road Chair watch' bulletin

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 22nd March 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 22nd March 2019
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21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 6cm 5cm 0cm
16th March 1cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 7cm 8cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 15cm 14cm 35cm
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 198cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total 15cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 915cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
15cm
[915cm]
-
[915cm]
-
[915cm]
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]
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