Furano Now daily snow and weather - Monday 19th December 2016

Furano Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Furano (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Monday 19th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No Precipitation
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Monday 19th December 2016, 9:17am
0cm
Sunday 18th December 2016, 11:41am 0cm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 16:52pm 5cm
Friday 16th December 2016, 11:19am 6cm
Thursday 15th December 2016, 9:23am 6cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 10:41am 0cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 8:18am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 75cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 104cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 214cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Monday 19th December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

It is another picture perfect morning in Furano with the resort bathing under blue skies and full sun. The morning has started off cold at -7c but the daytime temperatures will once again venture into postives as happend yesterday. The effect of yesterday's heat is evidenced by very slippery roads and the sun baked glaze coming off the lower slopes of the resort.

As I mentioned yesterday the courses that are open on Kitanomine have good coverage and snow condition for this time of year. It certainly looks like another significant snowfall will be necessary though to be able to open up more of the Kitanomine terrain with some coverage issues on dips and creeks crossing the slopes. For now Kitanomine skiers riding the Kitanomine Swift Lift #1 must then continue onto the Kitanomine Romance #2 chair. There is no option to ski down from the top of Kitanomine Swift Lift #1. From the top of Kitanomine Romance #2 chair the options are to ski back down to the Kitanomine base via the Rinkan Course or head to the Link Chair.

Looking ahead at the forecast for the next few days it will be relatively calm and a mix of sun and cloud from Tuesday through to Thursday. The next snow is predicted for Thursday evening through Friday with very strong winds on Friday.

The following courses are expected to be open today:
Technical
Panorama
Spies
Sailer
Prince
Todomatsu
Link Course
Rinkan Course

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Monday 19th December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Furano Ropeway 8:30am-15:00pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #2 chairlift 8:40am-15:00pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #3 chairlift 9:00am-15:00pm.
Prince Romance chairlift 9:00am-19:30pm.
Kitanomine Swift Lift #1 8:30am-15:00pm.
Kitanomine Romance Lift #2 8:40am-15:00pm.
Link Lift 8:45am-15:10pm

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Monday 19th December 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Furano Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Monday 19th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
19th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
18th December 0cm 5cm 10cm
17th December 5cm 10cm 15cm
16th December 6cm 0cm -
15th December 6cm 0cm -
14th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
13th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 19cm 25cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 75cm 63cm 56cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 77cm 15cm
December observed snowfall total 104cm 295cm 123cm
January observed snowfall total - 187cm 122cm
February observed snowfall total - 178cm 58cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 214cm 835cm 390cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th December 2016
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 - 110cm
[110cm]
104cm
[214cm]
- - - - -
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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