Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 27th January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:52am on Monday 27th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
2-8m/s (Hirafu)
Decent
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This report
Monday 27th January 2014, 8:52am
15cm
Sunday 26th January 2014, 8:20am 2cm
Saturday 25th January 2014, 8:05am 0cm
Friday 24th January 2014, 14:50pm 2cm
Thursday 23rd January 2014, 8:45am 20cm
Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 8:01am 15cm
Tuesday 21st January 2014, 8:40am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 59cm
Last 14 reports (total): 154cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 401cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 799cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:52am on Monday 27th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Lots of snow to report this morning from the snowy and windy day that we had here yesterday. There was 15cm outside my place this morning though as you can see on the Avalanche Report below they are saying 25-30cm. Definitely more than the 15cm that I have fell anyway. Which of course means that this morning there should be some very agreeable conditions to be found out there.

Cloudy with light snow falling at the moment and just a light wind. Even some signs of the sun trying to peep through cloud in some places though the forecast is for cloud and sometime snow showers.

Forecast for the week ahead is looking good at the moment with regular snow now lined up to the weekend. Might get a bit warmer around Thursday so need to keep an eye on that.

It is of course a weekend but as I mentioned it is a busy period for Niseko with people celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year arriving in numbers.

Have fun everyone.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -10C, 25cm new snow in the last 12hrs, snow drift development. Moiwa 800m: -13C, wind N10m/s, 30cm new snow, snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m: -11C, wind W10m/s, major snowdrift development. Hirafu 1000m: no data. Annupuri peak 1308m: -17.3C, wind NNW12.1m/s, wind predicted to be WSW18m/s at noon. Cape Benkei: N9m/s, Cape Kamui: N8m/s, wave 2.4m, pressure 1020hPa.

As low pressure system passed driving wind and snow from the North cause rapid snowdrift development. Wind is dropping at 1000m elevation, however from snowfall observation and data avalanche risk remains High. Gates 2,3,4 will be closed, others yet to be decided. Please respect the Patrols decisions. Potential fracture layer is expected to be Jan 25-26 layer and scale approx 80cm. Steep temperature gradient and pre-low pressure snowfall combine to make the snowdrifts unstable and easily collapse. Beware loose snow avalanche , avoid open steep slopes, leeward cornice slopes, knolls. It is dangerous to stop at the bottom or in gullies to take pictures from below. Avalanches always come from above. Snow in the trees is wind effected, but still good. Have a safe day. Dont duck Ropes.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 375cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 330cm
Base - 220cm

Annupuri:
Top - 280cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:52am on Monday 27th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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*as of Monday 27th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
27th January 15cm 45cm -
26th January 2cm 5cm -
25th January 0cm 10cm -
24th January 2cm 0cm -
23rd January 20cm 0cm -
22nd January 15cm 0cm -
21st January 5cm 3cm -
Previous 7 days total 59cm 63cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 154cm 198cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 401cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total - 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 799cm 1493cm 0cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
401cm
[799cm]
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[799cm]
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[799cm]
-
[799cm]
-
[799cm]
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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