Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 4th March 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:36am on Tuesday 4th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate
OK
This report
Tuesday 4th March 2014, 7:36am
5cm
Monday 3rd March 2014, 9:00am 10cm
Sunday 2nd March 2014, 9:10am 0cm
Saturday 1st March 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Friday 28th February 2014, 7:53am 3cm
Thursday 27th February 2014, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 26th February 2014, 7:50am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 15cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1052cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:36am on Tuesday 4th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

An early report this morning - once this is posted I'm off to Sapporo for the day.

Yesterday was actually quite a lof of fun out there. Well, at least I did and the people I was with seemed to be enjoying themselves. Not classic Niseko of course, but it was just great to get that fresh snow feel back.

This morning there's a bit more snow to report 4-5cm or so. It is cloudy with light snow falling just at the moment. We are still looking on for snowfall through the week into Saturday.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -7C, 3cm of broken particle snow overnight. Moiwa 800m: W12m/s, -11C, 3cm of fresh and development of snowdrifts. Annupuri1150m: W20m/s, -15C, snowdrift development, snowpack 315cm. Hirafu 1000m: -11C, development of snowdrifts. Peak 1308m: NW15.6m/s, -15.1℃. Coastal data: Cape Benkei NNW13m/s, Cape Kamui WNW11m/s, 2.5m waves, 1024hPa.

Although snowfall is small, the wind has been strong and snowdrifts due to moving snow has been developing drastically since yesterday. These new snowdrifts are extremely unstable and could easily cause an avalanche. Avalanche risk is high today. Peak gates will be closed, please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. Do not duck ropes. The groomers condition is in good shape, but snow in ungroomed treeruns is tricky. Ice balls, blocks, frozen tracks and cracks are hiding underneath the surface. The slopes are hard to evaluate due to flat light; stay in controlled speed. Newly formed cornices will largely collapse with a slight stimulation. Be prudent! Avalanches are not the only hazards in winter mountains. Have a nice day.
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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 - 350cm
Base - 200cm

Annupuri:
Top - 360cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:36am on Tuesday 4th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 4th March 2014
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  2013/2014
*as of Tuesday 4th March 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
4th March 5cm 10cm -
3rd March 10cm 15cm -
2nd March 0cm 10cm -
1st March 0cm 5cm -
28th February 3cm 5cm -
27th February 0cm 2cm -
26th February 0cm 25cm -
Previous 7 days total 18cm 72cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 157cm 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 15cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1052cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 4th March 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
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2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
15cm
[1052cm]
-
[1052cm]
-
[1052cm]
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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