Furano Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Furano Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Furano (Hokkaido), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 24th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snow
wind condition
Strong wind
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 24th February 2017, 9:10am
21cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 14:39pm 4cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 10:17am 9cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 9:15am 4cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 10:19am 3cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 15:36pm 17cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 15:28pm 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 111cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 525cm

Kitanomine Gondola and Downhill Romance #3 chairlift ***CLOSED DUE TO WIND***

Welcome to a windy Friday. As the forecast predicted the winds increased from late last night and are now moderate at base, gusting to strong intermitantly. On the resort itself expect very strong winds. The ski area has just anounced Kitanomine Gondola on the Kitanomine side, and Downhill Romance #3 chair on the Furano Zone side are closed due to wind. Visibility is poor due fog and high winds whipping up snow, and at times whiteout is occuring.

New snow overnight is 21cm in the village, but due to winds the amount of fresh snow will be variable on the slopes and is likely to be inconsistent. Take care of the limited visibility and inconsistent snow.

The outlook is for continuous snow through the day with wind gradually reducing to a reasonable level by tomorrow morning.

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Lift operation times today are expected to be...

FURANO ZONE
Furano Ropeway 8:30am-15:50pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #2 chairlift 8:45am-15:50pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #3 chairlift ***CLOSED DUE TO WIND***
Prince Romance chairlift 8:30am-16:30pm.
Downhill Swift Lift #1 9:00am-19:30pm

KITANOMINE ZONE
Kitanomine Gondola ***CLOSED DUE TO WIND***
Kitanomine Swift Lift #1 8:30am-19:30pm.
Kitanomine Romance Lift #2 8:45am-15:50pm.
Link Lift 9:00am-16:00pm

(Actual operation and times may change without notification and be different from the above information).

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Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Friday 24th February 2017
(View more analysis here)
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Furano Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 24th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th February 21cm 4cm 3cm
23rd February 4cm 8cm 0cm
22nd February 9cm 8cm 0cm
21st February 4cm 15cm 0cm
20th February 3cm 6cm 0cm
19th February 17cm 2cm 0cm
18th February 15cm 17cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 73cm 60cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 87cm 41cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 77cm 15cm
December observed snowfall total 178cm 295cm 123cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 187cm 122cm
February observed snowfall total 111cm 178cm 58cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 525cm 835cm 390cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Furano Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 110cm
[110cm]
178cm
[288cm]
126cm
[414cm]
111cm
[525cm]
- - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
295cm
[387cm]
187cm
[574cm]
178cm
[752cm]
83cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
123cm
[138cm]
122cm
[260cm]
58cm
[318cm]
70cm
[388cm]
2cm
[390cm]
0cm
[390cm]
2013/2014 season - 30cm
[30cm]
155cm
[185cm]
174cm
[359cm]
92cm
[451cm]
105cm
[556cm]
35cm
[591cm]
0cm
[591cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
69cm
[69cm]
162cm
[231cm]
130cm
[361cm]
152cm
[513cm]
219cm
[732cm]
19cm
[751cm]
0cm
[751cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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Furano Now archived reporting
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