Furano Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 29th December 2016

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 29th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Good
This report
Thursday 29th December 2016, 9:10am
0cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:16am 2cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 9:14am 6cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 9:18am 2cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 10:29am 14cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:32am 29cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 9:18am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 157cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 267cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 29th December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

It is -8c this morning in the village and compared to yeaterday's -20c it actually feels warm. There is no new snow to report, however the forecast is still predicting continuous snow from this morning through until Saturday evening. Conditions are currently overcast with clouds hanging around the peaks but not rolling down on to the resort runs, so visibility is good but a bit flat in places. The same overcast weather will persist until tomorrow, and on Saturday the sun should appear again.

In terms of operations I am happy to be able to announce that the Premium Zone is open today for the first time this season and a reminder that night skiing operates until 7:30pm on both sides of the resort.

Anyway fingers crossed the forecasted snow starts up soon...

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 29th 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 ZONE
Furano Ropeway 8:30am-15:10pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #2 chairlift 8:40am-15:10pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #3 chairlift 9:00am-15:10pm.
Prince Romance chairlift 8:30am-16:30pm.
Downhill Swift Lift #1 9:00am-19:30pm

KITANOMINE ZONE
Kitanomine Gondola 9:00am-15:10pm
Kitanomine Swift Lift #1 8:30am-19:30pm.
Kitanomine Romance Lift #2 8:45am-15:10pm.
Link Lift 9:00am-15:20pm

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

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 29th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Thursday 29th 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 Thursday 29th 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 Thursday 29th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
29th December 0cm 16cm 10cm
28th December 2cm 41cm 0cm
27th December 6cm 26cm 2cm
26th December 2cm 22cm 5cm
24th December 14cm 0cm 20cm
23rd December 29cm 0cm 5cm
22nd December 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 53cm 120cm 47cm
Previous 14 days total 70cm 180cm 77cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 77cm 15cm
December observed snowfall total 157cm 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 267cm 835cm 390cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 29th 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]
157cm
[267cm]
- - - - -
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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