Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 24th February 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:30am on Monday 24th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies and mostly clear
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
1-2m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Monday 24th February 2014, 7:30am
0cm
Sunday 23rd February 2014, 7:53am 2cm
Saturday 22nd February 2014, 8:58am 10cm
Friday 21st February 2014, 8:05am 25cm
Thursday 20th February 2014, 8:24am 3cm
Wednesday 19th February 2014, 8:03am 8cm
Tuesday 18th February 2014, 8:01am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 91cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 175cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1034cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:30am on Monday 24th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Another Monday; indeed the last one of Febraury. Can hardly believe that at the end of this week we'll be into March. Where does the season go? (Perhaps a good idea to point out for those who might not know that parts of Niseko plan be open through until the first part of May, so there's plenty of time left).

No new snow this morning to report but a cold start to the day.

It's a beautiful morning. Blue skies, just a few clouds around, and calm.

We are told to expect similar conditions tomorrow. Nudging up getting a bit warmer mid week before the cold due to return by the weekend - hopefully bringing with it some fresh snow. I don't think we can expect much more out of Febraury in terms of snowfall though.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -6C, no overnight snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -7C, SW6m/s, no snowfall. Annupuri 1150m: -11C, no snowfall and calm. Hirafu 1000m: -7C, no snowfall. Peak 1308m: NW12.2m/s, -9.3℃. Coastal data: Benkei cape SW2m/s, Kamui cape SW16m/s, 1.3m waves, 1024hPa.

Calm morning under a high-pressure system with occasional strong winds. There are no newly formed snowdrifts and the general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates will open from the morning. Large temperature change due to radiation cooling, notably in south facing slopes under 800m could lead cracks forming in steeper grades. Full depth avalanches are still unlikely to occur, however better be aware and prepared for it. Do not duck ropes to enter strictly off-limits areas; Haru no Taki and Yu no Sawa. Today's surface layer will form a notable Feb 22nd-23rd layer in the future snowpack. The snow condition has been good. Beware of over speeding, hitting trees, falling into cracks and too much drinking.

Many hazards are present in winter mountains, but most can be avoided if being prudent. 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 - 190cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 360cm
Base - 215cm

Annupuri:
Top - 355cm
Base - 230cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:30am on Monday 24th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 24th February 2014
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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 Monday 24th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
24th February 0cm 5cm -
23rd February 2cm 10cm -
22nd February 10cm 15cm -
21st February 25cm 15cm -
20th February 3cm 20cm -
19th February 8cm 10cm -
18th February 10cm 7cm -
Previous 7 days total 58cm 82cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 91cm 177cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 175cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1034cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
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2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
175cm
[1034cm]
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[1034cm]
-
[1034cm]
-
[1034cm]
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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