Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 26th March 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:00am on Wednesday 26th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear, hazy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
0-8m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Wednesday 26th March 2014, 8:00am
0cm
Tuesday 25th March 2014, 8:10am 0cm
Monday 24th March 2014, 7:40am 0cm
Sunday 23rd March 2014, 8:37am 1cm
Saturday 22nd March 2014, 8:31am 1cm
Friday 21st March 2014, 8:19am 1cm
Thursday 20th March 2014, 8:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 11cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 113cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1150cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Wednesday 26th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hirafu.

The sun is out once again this morning and it is already rather warm here in the village area and it will again warm up quickly with a high somewhere around 8 degrees or above expected at base. It's hazy looking over towards Mt Yotei, but clearer blue skies looking up towards the slopes.

Not much wind here but hearing of stronger winds at higher elevations, though each resort area plans to get the lifts moving at normal times.

It's forecast to remain warm over the next few days, but actually seems likely to cool down a bit from around Sunday into early week.

The last few days have been very quiet.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: +1C, no snowfall, bluebird. Moiwa 800m: no data. Annupuri snowpack 350cm. Hirafu 1000m: -1C. Peak 1308m: NW13.6m/s, -0.1C. Coastal data: cape Benkei SSE2m/s, cape Kamui SSW12m/s, 1.1m waves, 1010hPa.

Clear sky with no snow clouds. A 15m/s northwesterly wind is blowing up high, but is forecasted to calm down in the morning. The temperature will rise and spring climax avalanches hazard will rise accordingly in south facing slopes under 800m, as well as 1100m leeward slopes with heavy snow load. Dangerous areas are the Backbowl, Osawa and Higashi-One. These spring slides occur in slopes with heavy snowdrifts loaded through the winter. They occur when the slope’s snow tension is released and can run for 2000m with 500m vertical drop. Keep a reasonable distance from the valley bottom when taking a break, and riding the bottom should not be taken too easily. The snow is hard in the morning but will soon soften. Peak gates will open from the morning. Enjoy the spring mountain.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 370cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 370cm
Base - 170cm

Annupuri:
Top - 370cm
Base - 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Wednesday 26th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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*as of Wednesday 26th March 2014
2012/2013
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2011/2012
Season
26th March 0cm 10cm -
25th March 0cm 0cm -
24th March 0cm 4cm -
23rd March 1cm 1cm -
22nd March 1cm 15cm -
21st March 1cm 15cm -
20th March 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 3cm 45cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 11cm 59cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total 113cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1150cm 1493cm 0cm
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[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
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[1150cm]
-
[1150cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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