Furano Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 15th December 2015

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:01pm on Tuesday 15th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Full cloud cover most of the day.
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowed in morning, cleared for late morning, has been raining gently since about midday.
wind condition
Windy by Furano standards. Probably more of a strong breeze, but feels windy.
Clear visibility but now rain affected.
This report
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 2:01pm
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Monday 14th December 2015, 10:23am 0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 12:25pm 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 108cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:01pm on Tuesday 15th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

It's rainy and it's windy and it's just as nice as it sounds...

Around 7am it was snowing lightly and about -1 on my verandah in Kitanomine Village. Now it's up around 3 in Furano town. It is of course raining, but let me tell you how we got here.

So it was windy and we knew weather was coming. We knew rain was coming. It's been forecast for days with only a few reprieves that were probably glitches.

But then in one of Mother Nature's crueler hoaxes, it became bright and almost sunny this morning. That was around 9am and it held for a good hour. It was a welcome distraction for a while.

Then there came ominous clouds that looked heavy and wet. That took us up to around midday. Only fools would have remained optimistic at that point.

And finally, around lunchtime, it started raining.

The wind remained, too, so that was nice.

It's been a steady, light rain, the kind nobody wants to experience in December at a ski area. One of those rains where you look out the window and you can't quite tell if it's still raining, but then you look in the puddles and see raindrops hitting.

The forecast calls for snow from tomorrow afternoon onwards. But until that starts, I am afraid it is just rainy. And windy. And really not very pleasant.

But it's the weather and we shall see.

Hope it's nice where you are.

Photo 1 is the resort at about 10am when the snow had stopped and the bright clouds were soon to turn rainy.
Photo 2 is looking back towards town at the same time.

Archive report: Posted at 2:01pm on Tuesday 15th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Four lifts are operating on the Furano Zone section of the resort. Staff are preparing the Kitanomine Zone and the resort has announced it definitely isn't opening tomorrow which is fairly encouraging because it says to me maybe an opening is imminent once the snow starts tomorrow afternoon. Also, they are running a quad chair at Kitanomine today which can only mean progress.

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 15th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
15th December 0cm - 5cm
14th December 0cm 15cm 40cm
13th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
12th December 0cm 4cm 1cm
11th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
10th December 0cm - 0cm
9th December 0cm 3cm 8cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 26cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 93cm 46cm 102cm
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 Tuesday 15th 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]
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