Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd March 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Monday 23rd March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow started up again
wind condition
S 8-10m/s (Hirafu)
Limited
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This report
Monday 23rd March 2015, 8:22am
0cm
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 8:15am 1cm
Saturday 21st March 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Friday 20th March 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 19th March 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 10:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 113cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1115cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Monday 23rd March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

That snow that was falling when I posted my report yesterday... it quickly cleared up and blue skies started to appear. 30 minutes later and my report would have been quite different!

A slight dusting of snow but it's gone now and so it's 0cm for the report this morning. It is snowing again now though so let's see what happens today.

There's a bit of a southerly wind around this morning but hopefully it won't be messing with the lifts and they all seem to be opening as planned at the start of the day.

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No more nighta floodlit for the 2014/2015 season with the last one last night.

Thank you nighta, and see you next season!

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Resort specific news as of 8:20am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Hanazono:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Village:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Annupuri:
Set to open as planned this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -1C, light dusts. Moiwa data n/a. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 340cm. Hirafu 1000m SW5m/s, light snowfall, -2C. Peak data n/a. Coastal data: Benkei cape SW8m/s, Kamui cape SSW16m/s, 1004hPa, 1.2m waves.

Relatively calm morning in a low-pressure system. All gates are expected to open, however may close depending on the weather. Please follow the ski patrol instruction. A thin layer of new snow is present and is likely to slide. Please do not underestimate the hazards. Climax (ground) avalanche risk from 1100m ridge line is rising. These slides are extremely devastating; better stay away from potentially hazardous areas like cornices and valley bottom. Block avalanche hazard are also to be aware of under 700m slopes with cracks. A block of snow can easily injure a person.

Some holes are present at the valley bottom and creeks under the snow are swollen due to snowmelt. If you fall in a hole, the current may push you down under a snowbridge and consequences can be really serious. Another reason to avoid riding the valley bottoms, if you have to, do it one by one where the grade is low. Making correct judgment is always important in the mountains, critical moments will come without notice. Have a nice day.

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Official resort snow depths:


Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 450cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 310cm
Base - 150cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 340cm
Base - 170cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Monday 23rd March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts appear to be opening as normal this morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 23rd March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
23rd March 0cm 1cm 1cm
22nd March 1cm 1cm 15cm
21st March 0cm 1cm 15cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 1cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 6cm 33cm
Previous 14 days total 86cm 27cm 72cm
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 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 113cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1115cm 1163cm 1493cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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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]
196cm
[1002cm]
113cm
[1115cm]
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[1115cm]
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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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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