Furano Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd December 2016

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:18am on Thursday 22nd December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation
wind condition
Moderate wind
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 9:18am
0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 10:55am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 9:19am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 45cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 104cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 214cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Thursday 22nd December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

It is a mild day with temperatures having warmed to 0c in the village already. There are moderate winds around the base area whipping up plenty of snow off roofs. On the mountain there are strong winds in exposed places. On the Kitanomine side cloud is sitting on the peak, and on the Furano side the cloud has rolled a third of the way done the mountain.

The good news is that the heavy rain that was on the forecast has almost vanished and instead has been replaced with the prediction of heavy snow. At the moment on the upper mountain the forecast is calling for 65cm of snow spread over today and tomorrow. Those numbers may change but in any case it is a great sign and if that amount snow does arrive it hopefully will be enough for the resort to open up more terrain on the Kitanomine side.

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

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Thursday 22nd December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Lift operation times are expected to be:

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 8:30am-19:30pm.
Kitanomine Swift Lift #1 8:30am-15:00pm.
Kitanomine Romance Lift #2 8:40am-15:00pm.
Link Lift 8:45am-15:10pm

(Actual operation and times may change without notification).

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 22nd December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Thursday 22nd December 2016
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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 22nd December 2016
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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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 22nd December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
22nd December 0cm 10cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 5cm 5cm
20th December 0cm 20cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
18th December 0cm 5cm 10cm
17th December 5cm 10cm 15cm
16th December 6cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 11cm 60cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 45cm 60cm 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 Thursday 22nd 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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