Kiroro Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 25th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:00am on Sunday 25th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Light to moderate snow with light wind, clearing slightly to mostly cloudy at base.
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light to moderate snow at peak.
wind condition
Average 25 km/h (7 m/s), with gusts up to 50 km/h (14 m/s) at peak.
visibility condition
Snow and wind causing varied visibility at base.
This report
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:00am
7cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 9:29am 41cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 7:42am 21cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 9:29am 0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 8:52am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 7:53am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 9:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 69cm
Last 14 reports (total): 168cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 354cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 377cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Sunday 25th December 2016
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Good morning and Merry Christmas from Kiroro!

Snow depth at base today is 120 cm and 240cm at the peak.

Currently, it's lightly snowing at the base with light wind, with wind speed increasing and the clouds clearing a bit as I write. It snowed a bit in the evening yesterday and this morning for 7 cm of new snow at the base and 15 at the peak. Not much snow is predicted for the rest of the day today, but just under 30 cm is expected throughout the day tomorrow with the heaviest snow fall during the afternoon and evening, and it is supposed to continue snowing lightly through the rest of the week.

Contrary to what I heard yesterday morning, during my afternoon ride I discovered that the rain crust was actually exposed in open off-piste areas within resort boundaries because the wind had moved the snow around over night. In the trees, the snow was soft and deep however, and the rain crust was completely covered. The crust is present up to around 1100 m, which is just about the top of the gondola. I have been told that the new snow is bonding to it well though, luckily.

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Sunday 25th December 2016
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Kiroro Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating normally.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Kiroro Now reports up until Sunday 25th December 2016
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Kiroro Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 25th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
25th December 7cm 12cm 5cm
24th December 41cm 0cm 30cm
23rd December 21cm 0cm 20cm
22nd December 0cm 18cm 20cm
21st December 0cm 7cm 5cm
20th December 0cm 5cm 5cm
19th December 0cm 13cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 69cm 55cm 105cm
Previous 14 days total 168cm 110cm 280cm
November observed snowfall total 23cm 76cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 354cm 362cm 417cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 377cm 1383cm 1255cm
Kiroro Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Kiroro 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 - 23cm
[23cm]
354cm
[377cm]
- - - - -
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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