Furano Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 12th December 2015

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:31am on Saturday 12th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It is a perfect Bluebird Day in Furano.
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No clouds today, no precipitation.
wind condition
Very still day today. No wind.
Clear. Tokachidake looks like you could touch it.
This report
Saturday 12th December 2015, 11:31am
0cm
Friday 11th December 2015, 9:30am 0cm
Thursday 10th December 2015, 10:23am 0cm
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 11:11am 0cm
Tuesday 8th December 2015, 11:45am 3cm
Monday 7th December 2015, 11:01am 5cm
Sunday 6th December 2015, 11:46am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 108cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 108cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:31am on Saturday 12th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Bluebird day and the snow has survived.

So that's lucky. The gloomy mist did turn to light rain yesterday in Furano town, falling as such on the lower parts of the resort and as snow on the higher parts. The groomers have reassessed the base to be 95cm at the top and 50cm at the bottom, which sounds about right.

It was very cold last night, and still -2 Celsius on my verandah at 8.30am. The high today for town is forecast to reach 3C so it shouldn't get above zero on the resort but the sun will make it pleasant.

The groomers are reporting good quality snow off to the sides of the piste. New snow isn't forecast until Tuesday. The current forecast says that snow will stick around for four days. That's as far into the future as they are calling it at the moment.

A fourth chairlift started operating today in the Furano Zone of the resort, and night skiing starts this evening, also. The mountain isn't quite half open yet but more runs are now available including the highest peak of the range, Nishi Dake.

If you like bluebird, then today, Sunday and Monday are good bets. After that it could be rug-up conditions for the foreseeable future but the snow will be way fluffier. And knowing Furano, the clouds might break and we might just have it all...

Photo 1 is Furano Resort from the train station in town.
Photo 2 is Tokachidake from the walkover above the train tracks in Furano town.

Archive report: Posted at 11:31am on Saturday 12th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Four of ten lifts are now operating. Night skiing starts tonight also. Kitanomine Zone still intends to open by 18 December, conditions allowing.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Saturday 12th December 2015
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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Furano Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 12th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
12th December 0cm 4cm 1cm
11th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
10th December 0cm - 0cm
9th December 0cm 3cm 8cm
8th December 3cm - -
7th December 5cm 5cm 3cm
6th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 14cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 108cm 29cm 62cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 108cm 123cm 155cm
January observed snowfall total - 122cm 174cm
February observed snowfall total - 58cm 92cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 105cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 35cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 200cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 12th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Furano Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
108cm
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
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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