Furano Now daily snow and weather - Friday 4th December 2015

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:19am on Friday 4th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny when those photos were taken but soon clouded over and now it is snowing steadily.
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Steady, fluffy, light snow.
wind condition
Very still. Snow falling straight down.
Good but with moderate snow. Not foggy but there are a few small clouds visible on the resort. Certainly not shrouded today but visibility would vary on different runs.
This report
Friday 4th December 2015, 11:19am
5cm
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 10:22am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 10:53am 5cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 14:17pm 9cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 9:18am 6cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 11:46am 0cm
Sunday 29th November 2015, 9:06am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 101cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 25cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 117cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:19am on Friday 4th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Hello darlings, it's a whiteout in Furano just now

Temperature was -1C at 8am when I stumbled out to check. There was about a 2 millimitre dusting evident. I bought a new thermometre (having destroyed two so far this season). My new thermometer is very clever and told me at 8am the relative humidity was 80%.

At that time it was sunny but since about 10am snow has been falling at a steady clip. It would be bucketing down at the resort. I am keen to head home at lunchtime and check what my hygrometer reads during snowfall.

While we are discussing the finer points of accuracy, I am titivating my snow depth to match the resort's. So even though the snow is piling up as I type, I will adjust it down to 50cm now. Yesterday's rains would have knocked some off my estimate anyway.

My groomer buddy directed me to the right wepage that they update twice daily and I have had a kanji lesson so I can read it. Being as it's in Japanese... So unless I have an empirical reason to say otherwise, my depth will match the resort's depth for the rest of the season.

There is no wind today, which makes for very floaty dry Central Hokkaido snow.

The forecast for today and the three days following is basically snow with breaks in the snow. Looks like we may not see the sun until Tuesday. But it's the weather so let's all stay tuned.

And Furano is pretty good at turning out at least a sunny morning.

Photo 1 is the resort from Kitanomine Village which is not yet up and running, durnit. That is the Prince Hotel staff shuttle bus heading up the road.

Photo 2 is the view from Kitanomine Village back to Furano town, Tokachi mountains in the background and Asahidake visable off to the viewer's left. A shuttle bus heading down to town.

Archive report: Posted at 11:19am on Friday 4th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

100 person gondola and one twin chair lift so far. This snow will see some action on that. Kitanomine Zone now scheduled for open on about December 18.

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 4th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
4th December 5cm - 0cm
3rd December 0cm - -
2nd December 5cm 0cm 20cm
1st December 9cm - -
1st December 6cm - -
30th November 0cm - -
29th November 0cm - 25cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 15cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 101cm 15cm 52cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 25cm 123cm 155cm
January observed snowfall total - 122cm 174cm
February observed snowfall total - 58cm 92cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 105cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 35cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 117cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th December 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
25cm
[117cm]
-
[117cm]
-
[117cm]
-
[117cm]
-
[117cm]
-
[117cm]
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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