Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 24th March 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Tuesday 24th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, snow and wind
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Go away wind, please
Limited
This report
Tuesday 24th March 2015, 7:40am
6cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 119cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1121cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Tuesday 24th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Niseko. Apologies for the early report as the site folks need to do some kind of work and it's either early or late... but I wanted to let you know about the fresh snow.

Yes, some fresh this morning. Just over 5cm outside my place so hopefully, as almost always, more higher up.

Guess what, some wind too. Wind affected us yesterday and looks likely to today as well though it is too early for any specific news as I write this. Expect at least the upper lifts to be affected.

Snowfall forecast for today and maybe through into tomorrow morning. After that, back to spring come Thursday.

For this morning though I think I'll just have to go check out conditions!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -5C, 5cm snowfall. Moiwa peak: NE8m/s, -5C, 10cm snowfall with notable development of snowdrifts. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 340cm. Hirafu 1000m: NE10m/s with development of snowdrifts. Annupuri peak: N12m/s, -8℃. Coastal data: Benkei cape NE16m/s, Kamui cape ENE8m/s, 1003hPa, 3.5m waves.

Cold air is flowing in as the low-pressure system passes. A northerly wind with snowfall is making snowdrifts develop. Surface slab avalanche of 30cm or less is likely to occur in open steep slopes and knolls. According to observations and snowfall transition, avalanche hazard (including climax slides) is high. Peak gates will be closed. New snow is still shallow and is not covering old tracks. Bumpy conditions around the course; be careful. Sunlight is weak and the snow surface is hard to ready. Beware of falls, collisions, falling into cracks and creek holes. All surrounding peaks are in a similar condition and the risk will rise in higher elevations. Carefully choose your touring route in steep slopes above 1000m. Winter is back for a short time. Have a nice day.

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Official resort snow depths:


Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 440cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 310cm
Base - 150cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 340cm
Base - 160cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Tuesday 24th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Expect lifts to be affected by wind this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 24th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
24th March 6cm 0cm 4cm
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
Previous 7 days total 7cm 5cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 92cm 21cm 66cm
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 119cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1121cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th March 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
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]
119cm
[1121cm]
-
[1121cm]
-
[1121cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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