Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:26am on Sunday 24th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow!
wind condition
WNW
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Sunday 24th March 2019, 8:26am
18cm
Saturday 23rd March 2019, 8:31am 4cm
Friday 22nd March 2019, 8:28am 0cm
Thursday 21st March 2019, 8:27am 0cm
Wednesday 20th March 2019, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2019, 7:47am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 37cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 937cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Sunday 24th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

And what excellent news I have for you this morning.

18cm of fresh snow to be measured on the ground here at base (total from measurement taken yesterday evening and this morning), with probably more higher up.

Can't say I was totally expecting that!

But conditions should be great for anyone lucky enough to be here just now. And that includes me. Lifts appear to be opening as planned. I've had my early toast and I'm going to get out there.

I would never utter words like 'Powder Paradise' (complete with capital letters) myself, but it does feel like winter again and I am jolly excited. Late March is trying to make up and give us a nice last taste of winter.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -6°, 25cm new snow, cornice and snowdrift development. Moiwa 800m: -8.2°, NNW6.18m/s, 30cm new snow. Annupuri 1100m: -11.1°, W5.90m/s, snow depth 250cm. Hirafu 1000m: -10.6°, ESE3.50m/s. Kutchan Weather Station: -4.9°, snow depth 101cm, SSW0.4m/s. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:NNW14m/s. Kamui Cape: W9m/s, pressure 1005hPa, wave 0.9m.

Following the passing of a low pressure system there has been snowdrift and cornice development above 800m due to the wind and snowfall. From observation, cornices are collapsing and snowdrifts fracturing easily. The morning avalanche risk is a little high. There is the possibility of surface avalanches, depth up to 45cm, around 1000m elev in Osawa, Kozan no sawa on SE facing steep slopes and knolls. Take care. Gate openings not yet decided. Please respect the patrol's decisions. Do not duck ropes. Snow in the forest is good but is also light so you are still hitting the bottom. Cracks are hidden by the new snow. Be careful. Avalanches follow the valley bottoms, do not spend time in them. Niseko is back to Powder Paradise. Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Sunday 24th March 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 330cm
- Base: 120cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Ace Number 1 pair, King Number 2 quad and Ace Number 4 pair lift closed
- Plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open until Sunday 31st March 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 229cm
- Base: 170cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- All lifts open
- Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 280cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Jumbo Number 3 pair lift closed
- Plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 280cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Community Chair and Morino Chair closed
- Country Road Chair open
- Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Sunday 24th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Fresh snow, hurray. Lifts appear to be opening as planned

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 24th March 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 24th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
24th March 18cm 0cm 1cm
23rd March 4cm 0cm 2cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 6cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 22cm 0cm 9cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 13cm 11cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 198cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total 37cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 937cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th March 2019
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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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
37cm
[937cm]
-
[937cm]
-
[937cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
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]
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