Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 25th March 2016

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 25th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny, blue skies, partly cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
E 2m/s - N 8m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Friday 25th March 2016, 8:31am
4cm
Thursday 24th March 2016, 7:41am 1cm
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 8:32am 4cm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Monday 21st March 2016, 8:32am 3cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 8:38am 1cm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 108cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 985cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 25th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning once again from here in Hirafu.

And there's some more snow to report this morning... another 4cm here at base. Yey!

The top of Mt Yotei is covered with cloud but right now we are enjoying mostly blue skies and sunshine with just a bit of other cloud here and there. Lovely morning. And that small top-up should be fun to ride on.

It's calm here at the moment though some stronger winds are expected this morning.

Keeping pretty chilly too.

The forecast gives us the chance of light scattered snow here and there through the next couple of days (some mention rain too, hopefully we can avoid that), and then quite a lot of sunshine late weekend and early in the week when we can expect things to start warming up a bit.

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Tomorrow sees that new Hokkaido Shinkansen train line open. That line will eventually be extended through to Sapporo - with a stop planned for Kutchan as well. For a bit more on that, please check one of my reports from last month here.

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort areas appear to be opening as planned at the start of the day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -5℃, 1cm snowfall. Moiwa 838m: -5.6℃, E7.4m/s. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 310cm. Hirafu peak ridge -9℃, moderate wind and light snowfall. Benkei cape: NE5m/s, Kamui cape: E2m/s, 1015hPa, 1.1m waves.

The atmospheric pressure grade is flat and the weather is calm at the ocean and the mountains. The wind will pick up at the isobars gets steeper. Always be ready for sudden weather changes.

All gates will open. Have a nice day.

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Official resort snow depths as of Friday 25th March 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 355cm
Base - 125cm

Niseko Village
Top - 340cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 360cm
Base - 130cm

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Night time floodlit skiing ('nighta') has now finished for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 25th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 25th March 2016
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 25th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
25th March 4cm 20cm 0cm
24th March 1cm 6cm 0cm
23rd March 4cm 0cm 1cm
22nd March 0cm 1cm 1cm
21st March 3cm 0cm 1cm
20th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 27cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 102cm 16cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 108cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 985cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 25th March 2016
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 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
108cm
[985cm]
-
[985cm]
-
[985cm]
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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