Kiroro Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 5th December 2015

Kiroro Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:19am on Saturday 5th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowfall continuing
wind condition
Peak wind is 82km/h
Poor due to snowfall
This report
Saturday 5th December 2015, 8:19am
19cm
Friday 4th December 2015, 8:14am 5cm
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 8:41am 3cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 8:34am 12cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 8:18am 13cm
Sunday 29th November 2015, 8:10am 11cm
Last 7 reports (total): 63cm
Last 14 reports (total): 115cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 39cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 115cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:19am on Saturday 5th December 2015
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Good morning folks, if you made it up the Gondola yesterday I'm sure you found some good snow. We had free refills all afternoon as the snow was coming down hard and the wind was filling in tracks.

Today starts with 19cm of snow reported at the base and 25cm of snow at the peak, which will more than cover the ice layer from the Thursdays rain. Winds have increased again, peaking at 82km/h at the top and forcing the Gondola to be put on wind hold.
However it's not all bad news, Centre Express opens for the first time today, with the ungroomed Centre C course being sheltered untouched until now, the conditions will be deep. Centre is open until 6pm so you can get your night skiing fix, there will also be fireworks and a torchlight parade tonight in honour of the Thai Kings Birthday.

For those interested in heading into the backcountry from Kiroro Resort, the exits at the top of Family and the Gondola are accessible, however early season conditions prevail with lots of bushwhacking required. With more snowfall things will improve.

Looking ahead the snowfall is expected to continue throughout the weekend and with the winds forecast to drop tomorrow there will hopefully be powder skiing from the top to the bottom.

Archive report: Posted at 8:19am on Saturday 5th December 2015
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Kiroro Now ski lift operation notes:

Yoichi #1 - 09:00 - 15:30
Yoichi #2 - 09:00 - 15:30
Centre Express - 09:00 - 18:00
Family Lift - 09:00 - 18:00

Gondola - Suspended due to strong wind

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Kiroro Now reports up until Saturday 5th December 2015
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 5th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
5th December 19cm 5cm -
4th December 5cm 20cm -
3rd December 0cm 20cm -
2nd December 3cm 2cm -
1st December 12cm - -
30th November 13cm - -
29th November 11cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 63cm 52cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 115cm 52cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 76cm 5cm -
December observed snowfall total 39cm 417cm -
January observed snowfall total - 382cm -
February observed snowfall total - 257cm -
March observed snowfall total - 192cm -
April observed snowfall total - 2cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 115cm 1255cm 0cm
Kiroro Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th December 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 76cm
[76cm]
39cm
[115cm]
- - - - -
2014/2015 season - 5cm
[5cm]
417cm
[422cm]
382cm
[804cm]
257cm
[1061cm]
192cm
[1253cm]
2cm
[1255cm]
0cm
[1255cm]
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