Furano Now daily snow and weather - Monday 21st December 2015

Furano Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Furano (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 3:51pm on Monday 21st December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy all day, foggy in the morning to midday.
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nothing falling from the sky today.
wind condition
Very still today.
Good visibility on the resort today. Town fog affected earlier.
This report
Monday 21st December 2015, 3:51pm
5cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 11:21am 20cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 12:06pm 10cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 12:26pm 5cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 10:42am 10cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 9:23am 0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 14:01pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 158cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 250cm

Archive report: Posted at 3:51pm on Monday 21st December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano is humming along, keen to see what tonight delivers.

The forecast is really encouraging tonight but being the weather and all, we have to see what eventuates. Could be good snow and by good I mean outrageous and deep. Let us see.

Still -2C at the Sorachi River today. I was called to Kitanomine for most of the day and just returned. I've seen for myself now that the Kitanomine Zone being open is really just a convenience for people staying in Furano Town or in Kitanomine Village. That side of the resort is hardly open for skiing, but the lifts will take you over to the Furano Zone which is in good shape and completely open now.

So it's still a good thing, a very good thing in fact, but more in terms of easy access to skiing than a great deal more terrain.

It was foggy down below the resort for much of today. No wind.

Base is 90cm at the top, 45 at the bottom, there is 5cm of fresh on the piste and my kids reported shin deep powder in the side country today.

Photo is a young girl getting back on a chairlift at Kitanomine Zone this afternoon heading up for more runs. She had decorated her helmet with bamboo, very cute.

Archive report: Posted at 3:51pm on Monday 21st December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

8 of ten lifts operating at the resort. The big question now is when will the Kitanomine Gondola start spinning, but two chairs are operating plus the link chair on that side so access to the Furano Zone is way easier for people staying in town or in Kitanomine Village now.

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 21st December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Monday 21st December 2015
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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 21st December 2015
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 Monday 21st December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
21st December 5cm 5cm 0cm
20th December 20cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 10cm 0cm -
18th December 5cm 10cm 0cm
17th December 10cm 15cm 0cm
16th December 0cm - 40cm
15th December 0cm - 5cm
Previous 7 days total 50cm 45cm 85cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 61cm 97cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 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 250cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 21st 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]
158cm
[250cm]
-
[250cm]
-
[250cm]
-
[250cm]
-
[250cm]
-
[250cm]
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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