Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 23rd December 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:11am on Thursday 23rd December 2010
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast with a little light snow
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
moderate strengthening later
Variable
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Archive report: Posted at 10:11am on Thursday 23rd December 2010
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Only a little snow last night with the bulk of the snowfall currently moving up through the eastern side of Hokkaido. As the low pressure system moves up to the NE of the island though we'll see winds turn around to the NW and the good stuff will really start to hit.
It's currently cloudy with a little light snow but this should increase later in the day as will the winds. From tonight onwards through the outlook moderate to heavy snowfalls are expected. Christmas day is expecting blizzard conditions.
So hopefully today is the last day of the hard packed conditions that have prevailed over much of this week.


Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 165
Bottom - 60

Niseko Village:
Top - 80
Bottom - 50

Annupuri:
Top - 80
Bottom - 70


Avalanche Information:

Mountain base 6am:-1℃, slight wet overnight snowfall.
The wind remained relatively calm, around 7-10m/s E to NE above 1100m. The snowpack is stable, settling down and no new formation of snowdrifts can be observed. The avalanche risk is low this morning.
The weather is forecasted to turn very bad from tonight & tomorrow. Drastic changes of the weather can be the cause of avalanches. Carefully watch the future snow & wind transitions.

The 17th Niseko Avalanche Meeting will be held tonight.
Location: Niseko Moiwa Ski resort – Resthouse 2F
Time: Tonight (23rd Dec) from 7pm to 9pm
Organized by: Niseko town office and Niseko Annupuri Area Avalanche Accidents Prevention Committee.
Free entry



Archive report: Posted at 10:11am on Thursday 23rd December 2010
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operational except the top lifts around the peak.

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