Kiroro Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:41am on Sunday 15th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
overcast
Base temp:
-13°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
light snow flurries with
wind condition
18.9km
visibility condition
cloud increasing with gradual snow
This report
Sunday 15th January 2017, 7:41am
12cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:43am 5cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 9:49am 20cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 10:37am 28cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 11:30am 18cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 10:40am 8cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 91cm
Last 14 reports (total): 152cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 152cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 578cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Good morning from Kiroro!

This morning we have light winds and once again cold temps around -13deg. In the last 24 hours we have received 12cm of new snow at the base and 15cm at the top, making our snow base 180cm and 280cm base at the top.

Today`s expected snowfall has decreased slightly down to 14cm at the base, and conditions should stay calm all day, then increasing winds around 40km tomorrow.

Enjoy the riding!

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Oh no, it’s another general message from SnowJapan!

Apologies for taking up space on the reports again, but we have had a few people asking why our reports don’t appear much earlier in a morning. It’s a fair question and I’ll try to answer it. There are a few reasons...

First, it seems necessary to point out that we are not a ski resort and our reports are not official ski resort reports. Some people seem to think (or just presume) these things. If we owned and operated a ski resort, I’m fairly certain that we would make it a high priority to post updates as early as possible each morning - how much new snow at top and at base, snow depth, conditions. We’d also be sure to have multiple and meaningful webcams pointing out to locations around the resort. But we’re not official ski resorts/reports.

These things are what ski resorts should ideally be doing, right?

It varies, but a fair number of Japanese ski resorts only post their morning updates after 8am - and sometimes later. If we (SnowJapan) posted our reports earlier than we currently do, we would often miss important information - like news of how much fresh snow ski resorts are reporting, news of any early morning lift disruption at the start of the day, etc. We would often be missing that kind of information.

We like to think of our reports as a season-long ongoing commentary, rather than simply an early morning report for people who are going to be queuing for the first lift of the day. And after all, people who are lucky enough to already be at a ski resort and hitting the first lifts can get a good idea of weather conditions by taking a look outside of the window when they get up.

If we posted our reports just for the benefit of those people, the reports would not be as good or detailed as they are. We feel that our way makes for better all-round reports.

In addition, there’s also the people who post the reports and their circumstances to consider. They probably need some coffee and toast before posting, they may need to dig themselves out of their home, they may need to see to other complexities life throws at them. And - some of the reports in particular - take much longer than just a few minutes to put together each morning.

For a bit more on that kind of thing, please refer to my previous message. It can be found here:

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Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Kiroro Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Kiroro Now reports up until Sunday 15th January 2017
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Kiroro Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Kiroro Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 15th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th January 12cm 17cm 0cm
14th January 5cm 27cm 0cm
13th January 20cm 24cm 10cm
12th January 28cm 11cm 30cm
11th January 18cm 17cm 10cm
10th January 8cm 32cm 30cm
9th January 0cm 19cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 91cm 147cm 110cm
Previous 14 days total 152cm 242cm 255cm
November observed snowfall total 23cm 76cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 403cm 362cm 417cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 456cm 382cm
February observed snowfall total - 312cm 257cm
March observed snowfall total - 177cm 192cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 578cm 1383cm 1255cm
Kiroro Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Kiroro 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 - 23cm
[23cm]
403cm
[426cm]
152cm
[578cm]
- - - -
2015/2016 season - 76cm
[76cm]
362cm
[438cm]
456cm
[894cm]
312cm
[1206cm]
177cm
[1383cm]
0cm
[1383cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 5cm
[5cm]
417cm
[422cm]
382cm
[804cm]
257cm
[1061cm]
192cm
[1253cm]
2cm
[1255cm]
0cm
[1255cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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