Furano Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 22nd December 2012

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 3:51pm on Saturday 22nd December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light breeze
Good
This report
Saturday 22nd December 2012, 3:51pm
5cm
Thursday 20th December 2012, 9:58am 2cm
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 9:31am 5cm
Tuesday 18th December 2012, 9:34am 10cm
Monday 17th December 2012, 11:01am 5cm
Sunday 16th December 2012, 12:26pm 15cm
Saturday 15th December 2012, 13:04pm 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 87cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 112cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 181cm

Archive report: Posted at 3:51pm on Saturday 22nd December 2012
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

The temperatures have been relatively warm for this time of year, climbing as high as -2 for the afternoon highs. This means all the snow we've been getting recently is a bit higher in moisture content than the dry, powder snow we are used to seeing in Furano. On the plus side, the total accumulations are up, so there is plenty of the white stuff to go around. Kitanomine's Premium Zone was scheduled to open today, but all the big, fluffy flakes have made for somewhat unsafe conditions. Rather than risk any potential avalanches, they announced today that the opening of the course will be delayed for the moment. When they do finally get it open, it should be absolutely prime for deep powder skiing.

Another 5+ centimeters fell overnight, and we awoke yet again to the sound of people scraping off their driveways and brushing off their cars. It snowed off and on throughout the morning, but things have quieted down for the afternoon. Things should remain relatively dry for the rest of the night, but tomorrow looks like it will bring another round of snow! The winter weather just doesn't seem to stop this year.

Archive report: Posted at 3:51pm on Saturday 22nd December 2012
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Lift operations:
Furano Ropeway
Downhill High Speed Lift #1
Downhill Romance #2
Downhill Romance #3
Prince Lift
Open courses:
Sailer Course
Spies Course
Panorama
Technical
Prince
Ropeway Course

Kitanomine Zone:
Kitanomine High Speed Lift #1
Kitanomine Romance Lift #2
Link Course Lift
Kitanomine Gondola

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2012/2013
*as of Saturday 22nd December 2012
2011/2012
Season
2010/2011
Season
22nd December 5cm - -
20th December 2cm - -
19th December 5cm - -
18th December 10cm - -
17th December 5cm - -
16th December 15cm 5cm -
15th December 15cm 2cm -
Previous 7 days total 57cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 87cm 77cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 69cm 89cm -
December observed snowfall total 112cm 129cm -
January observed snowfall total - - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 181cm 218cm 0cm
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