Furano Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 23rd February 2017

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:39pm on Thursday 23rd February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Foggy
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate wind
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 2:39pm
4cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 10:17am 9cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 9:15am 4cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 10:19am 3cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 15:36pm 17cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 15:28pm 15cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 90cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 504cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:39pm on Thursday 23rd February 2017
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

The day started off with clouds rolling a little way down the resort from the tops, but creating flat light conditions down to base. The flat light lifted mid morning improving visibility. Despite seeming like a light breeze at base, the wind was fairly strong further up the mountain and this meant that the Kitanomine Gondola was not able to operate today. There was a couple of centimetres of accumulation of new snow overnight, and then another couple later on mid morning. The pistes are in very nice condition, and the off piste areas are a little more challenging with a firm layer under the fresh dusting.

Temperatures have certainly risen during the day and it was +3c in the village a short time ago with much melt evident on main roads. The wind is expected to increase tonight and be extremely strong tomorrow morning but the good news is there should be a decent amount of snow fall overnight. Let's hope that it doesnt all blow away!

Archive report: Posted at 2:39pm on Thursday 23rd February 2017
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Lift operation times today are expected to be...

FURANO ZONE
Furano Ropeway 8:30am-15:50pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #2 chairlift 8:45am-15:50pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #3 chairlift 9:00am-15:50pm.
Prince Romance chairlift 8:30am-16:30pm.
Downhill Swift Lift #1 9:00am-19:30pm

KITANOMINE ZONE
Kitanomine Gondola ***ON HOLD DUE TO WIND***
Kitanomine Swift Lift #1 8:30am-19:30pm.
Kitanomine Romance Lift #2 8:45am-15:50pm.
Link Lift 9:00am-16:00pm

(Actual operation and times may change without notification and be different from the above information).

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 23rd February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd February 4cm 8cm 0cm
22nd February 9cm 8cm 0cm
21st February 4cm 15cm 0cm
20th February 3cm 6cm 0cm
19th February 17cm 2cm 0cm
18th February 15cm 17cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 5cm -
Previous 7 days total 52cm 61cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 91cm 42cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 77cm 15cm
December observed snowfall total 178cm 295cm 123cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 187cm 122cm
February observed snowfall total 90cm 178cm 58cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 504cm 835cm 390cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd February 2017
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]
178cm
[288cm]
126cm
[414cm]
90cm
[504cm]
- - -
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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