Furano Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 3rd March 2013

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:48am on Sunday 3rd March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Scattered snow showers
wind condition
Moderate wind
Good
This report
Sunday 3rd March 2013, 10:48am
20cm
Saturday 2nd March 2013, 10:36am 15cm
Friday 1st March 2013, 9:16am 20cm
Thursday 28th February 2013, 9:48am 4cm
Wednesday 27th February 2013, 12:21pm 0cm
Tuesday 26th February 2013, 11:04am 0cm
Sunday 24th February 2013, 14:36pm 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 74cm
Last 14 reports (total): 124cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 55cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 568cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:48am on Sunday 3rd March 2013
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

The snow didn't give up after all. The snow storm that started Friday afternoon gathered its strength for another push early Saturday afternoon, bringing with it more of the high winds/heavy snows combination that we've seen so much of the last three days. Anywhere from 20-30cm fell between early afternoon to midnight, accompanied by more gusty wind conditions that have created huge snowdrifts on the leeward sides of everything.

Things have quieted down now and the lifts are running on the normal schedule, but the official word from the resort is that due to all that snow that fell yesterday, they will be doing snow removal/grooming throughout the day. That means that some lifts will be forced to temporarily suspend operations in order to get the job done. Also, if the wind picks back up again (currently gusting at 3-5m/s, a nice break from yesterday's peak of 9m/s), they may have to stop lift operations until the winds die back down.

However for now, things are running smoothly, the sun is trying to peak out, and the weather isn't so cold in the mid minus single digits, about -5C. Winds are rather brisk out of the North, but nothing to debilitating at the moment. Expect snow showers on and off throughout the day, but the major snow event for this weekend is, for the large part, behind us.

Archive report: Posted at 10:48am on Sunday 3rd March 2013
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts currently operating. However, lift operations are subject to today's wind conditions.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Sunday 3rd March 2013
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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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  2012/2013
*as of Sunday 3rd March 2013
2011/2012
Season
2010/2011
Season
3rd March 20cm - -
2nd March 15cm - -
1st March 20cm - -
28th February 4cm - -
27th February 0cm - -
26th February 0cm - -
24th February 15cm - -
Previous 7 days total 74cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 124cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 69cm 89cm -
December observed snowfall total 162cm 129cm -
January observed snowfall total 130cm - -
February observed snowfall total 152cm - -
March observed snowfall total 55cm - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 568cm 218cm 0cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Furano Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - - - - - - - -
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
69cm
[69cm]
162cm
[231cm]
130cm
[361cm]
152cm
[513cm]
55cm
[568cm]
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[568cm]
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[568cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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