Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:13am on Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
Fair
This report
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 8:13am
0cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 8:10am 14cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 7:55am 20cm
Sunday 29th November 2015, 9:01am 15cm
Saturday 28th November 2015, 8:36am 0cm
Friday 27th November 2015, 8:36am 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2015, 8:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 75cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 14cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 78cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Wednesday 2nd December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from the Niseko area on this second day of the season.

I went up there yesterday on the Center Course at Niseko Grand Hirafu, thought I needed to get in my first ski of the season. For research purposes of course! It was fun. Obviously there is not that much snow around yet with lots of things popping up from the ground but generally the snow cover was decent enough.

There has been a slight dusting of snow since yesterday, probably just a few mm worth. There is quite a lot of cloud around at the moment, more than there was when I got up earlier on. Forecast for the day is cloud with a high of about 3 degrees, with a chance of some sun as well into the mix. Sadly the mix does not include any snowfall.

The planned limited resort operations today look to be unchanged since yesterday.

Tomorrow will be warming up somewhat - double figure temps in Kutchan perhaps? - but temperatures are then due to take a drop later in the day. Rain is likely before turning into snowfall.

Snow over the weekend? That sounds good, we'll take that please.

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Resort specific news as of 8:00am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Lifts planned to be running - Ace Number 2 Quad Center Four (transport), Ace Number 3

Niseko Village:
Lifts planned to be operating - Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri:
Lifts planned to be operating - Annupuri Gondola (transport) and Jumbo Number 3 lift

Niseko HANAZONO Resort:
The Hanazono area plans to open from Saturday 5th December

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'Nighta' should be starting on Saturday 12th December 2015

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 110cm
Base - 40cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 50cm
Base - 20cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - -cm
Base - 20cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Wednesday 2nd December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at three resort areas - more details in the report

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 2nd December 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 2nd December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
2nd December 0cm 1cm 5cm
1st December 14cm 0cm 5cm
30th November 20cm 0cm 15cm
29th November 15cm 0cm 25cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 12cm
27th November 0cm 0cm 1cm
26th November 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 49cm 1cm 63cm
Previous 14 days total 75cm 2cm 83cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 14cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total - 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total - 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total - 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 78cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko 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 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
14cm
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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