Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 23rd March 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:37am on Sunday 23rd March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
0-4m/s (Hirafu)
Great
This report
Sunday 23rd March 2014, 8:37am
1cm
Saturday 22nd March 2014, 8:31am 1cm
Friday 21st March 2014, 8:19am 1cm
Thursday 20th March 2014, 8:22am 0cm
Wednesday 19th March 2014, 8:51am 2cm
Tuesday 18th March 2014, 8:22am 0cm
Monday 17th March 2014, 8:30am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 113cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1150cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Sunday 23rd March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from the Niseko area. As I mentioned before, last night was the last 'nighta' of the season. Sad, but it has been good. Always one of the signs that we are now entering the final stretch of the season, though we do have 6 weeks of so left. (That's still a lot of reports I have to write... gambarimasu!)

OK, so how about this morning. Just a dusting of snow overnight. The sun is out early on and we have a mix of blue sky and cloud. The forecast for the coming week is looking a lot like that as well, with barely a sign of snow. Instead, it is still set to warm up, especially from tomorrow. We might even get to see high temperatures of up to 10 degrees in Kutchan mid week. No doubt it is going to very much feel like 'spring has arrived', properly.

Still there's a lot of snow around and a lot of fun still to be had.

Let's see where we stand with observed snowfall for the month - currently on 112cm, and 1149cm for the season so far. Last season for March we got 164cm and 1549cm for the whole season from the same observations. This information can of course be seen lower down on this (and every) page of our reports.

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Niseko base 6am: -6C, 2cm of snow in 12 hours. Moiwa peak: no data. Annupuri 1000m: snowpack 370cm. hirafu 1000m: -7C, calm. Pea k1308m: WNW3.4m/s, -9.2C. Coastal data: cape Benkei calm, cape Kamui SSW6m/s, 0.7m waves, 1017hPa.

Isobars are spaced out, calm condition at the ocean and the mountains. There are no notable development of snowdrifts and the general avalanche risk is low, except the Spring climax slides hazard in strictly off-limits areas of Haru no taki, Mizuno no sawa and Yu no sawa. Peak gates will be open from the morning. The surface above 1000m altitude will be crusty and hard-packed during the morning. A thin, nice feeling blanket of fresh snow is covering the surface in the trees. A Low might form later in the day and the weather may change quickly, always be ready for unexpected situations. Spring is approaching in the mountains. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 385cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 385cm
Base - 185cm

Annupuri:
Top - 370cm
Base - 190cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Sunday 23rd March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open. Nighta now finished.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd March 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 23rd March 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd 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 Sunday 23rd March 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
23rd March 1cm 1cm -
22nd March 1cm 15cm -
21st March 1cm 15cm -
20th March 0cm 0cm -
19th March 2cm 0cm -
18th March 0cm 0cm -
17th March 1cm 2cm -
Previous 7 days total 6cm 33cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 72cm 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 113cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1150cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd 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]
113cm
[1150cm]
-
[1150cm]
-
[1150cm]
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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