Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 28th March 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Friday 28th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny, fog
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
6m/s (Hirafu)
Poor in places, but should be good for the day
This report
Friday 28th March 2014, 8:05am
0cm
Thursday 27th March 2014, 8:20am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 11cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 113cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1150cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Friday 28th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Another warm day expected here today.

This morning there are patches of fog early on but I expect that will clear up leaving us with more sun for the day. There's a moderate wind, but lifts appear to be planning to start as planned - that may change of course.

There's a chance of rain overnight, but sun is forecast for the day tomorrow as well. Should be getting a little colder from tomorrow too.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: +1C, no snowfall, cloudy. Moiwa peak: no data. Annpuri peak 1308m: SSW6.6m/s, +2.8C. Coastal data: cape Benkei is calm, cape Kamui SSW18m/s, 1.0m waves, 1012hPa. Annpuri 1000m snowpack 360cm. Hirafu 1000m: +3C, no new snow.

Niseko is under a high-pressure system with a strong southern wind blowing in surrounding areas. A thick fog is present above 600m altitude, but forecasted to clear during the day. Warm air inflow will accelerate the melt. A spring slide from ground level occurred in Hirafu upper Super course yesterday. The course was closed and nobody got involved. The hazards are high again today, be prudent. The snowpack is still thick in 800m leeward slopes of Osawa, Backbowl and Mikaeri-sawa. Whether cracked or not, possibilities of massive spring slides are present throughout the rest of the season. If you’re caught in one, the consequences will be big. Stay away from valley bottoms. Peak gates will open from the morning. Most accidents can be avoided by having everyone being prudent. There’s always a reason for accidents. Have a nice day.

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Official snow depth numbers at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 360cm
Base - 150cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 360cm
Base - 160cm

Annupuri:
Top - 360cm
Base - 170cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Friday 28th March 2014
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 28th March 2014
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Friday 28th March 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
28th March 0cm 0cm -
27th March 0cm 0cm -
26th March 0cm 10cm -
25th March 0cm 0cm -
24th March 0cm 4cm -
23rd March 1cm 1cm -
22nd March 1cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 2cm 30cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 11cm 57cm 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
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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 - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
-
[1150cm]
-
[1150cm]
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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