Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 31st March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Tuesday 31st March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear blue sky
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Tuesday 31st March 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

What a beautiful morning it is. I couldn't see a cloudy in the sky on my early morning walk just before. Even Mt Yotei isn't wearing a funny little cloud-hat thingy this morning.

Clear blue skies and sunshine.

I'll post one of my season recap updates either in my report tomorrow or the day after.

A very big thank you and otsukaresama deshita to the good people involved in providing the Avalanche Reports. Thank you very much.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -4°, no new snow, sunny. Moiwa 800m: NNW 3.9m/s, -0.4°. Annupuri 1100m: WNW 7.8m/s, -1.0°. Yu no Sawa 1000m: WNW 5.1m/s, -1.0°. Niseko Village 900m: WNW 3.5m/s, -0.6°. Hirafu 1000m : -0.3°. Hanazono 720m:NNW 5.9m/s, -2.9°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: SSE 3m/s. Kamui Cape: S 10m/s, 1022hPa, wave 1.1m.

The mountain base is frozen due to radiative cooling overnight, above 900m temperatures are warmer. From observation the risk of full depth avalanche around 900m is high in the Kozan no Sawa area and on west ridge sidewall cracked slopes. Do not enter creek areas below 800m. If you get caught in one of these avalanches you will loose your life. Warm air is flowing in from the Japan Sea, there are no snow clouds, and the weather is good. However above 1000m a strong westerly is blowing. The temperatures will rise through the day causing even more snow melt. Peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice before going through the gates to leave ski area.

This is the last Avalanche Report for this season. Thank you to all ski resort patrol, groomer operators, Climatec and The Institute of Disaster Prevention Science who contributed to the daily reports.

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Planned ski resort operation information: Tuesday 31st March 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 300cm
- Base: 65cm

The following lifts are scheduled to be operating:
- Ace Family quad
- Ace Number 2 quad (Center four)
- Hirafu Gondola
- Holiday Number 1 pair
- King Number 3 quad
- King Number 4

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 80cm

The following lifts are scheduled to be operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Dream Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 4 pair

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 170cm
- Base: 60cm

The following lifts are scheduled to be operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Wonderland Chair

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- The Niseko HANAZONO area is now closed for the season.
- Night time floodlit operations have closed for the season.

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Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Tuesday 31st March 2020
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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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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  2019/2020
*as of Tuesday 31st March 2020
2018/2019
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Season
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29th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 8cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 7cm 30cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total 143cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total 59cm 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 718cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 31st March 2020
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 - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
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2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
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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