Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 10th March 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:34am on Sunday 10th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
8-15m/s (Hirafu)
Not very good
This report
Sunday 10th March 2013, 9:34am
10cm
Saturday 9th March 2013, 8:40am 17cm
Friday 8th March 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Thursday 7th March 2013, 9:09am 0cm
Wednesday 6th March 2013, 10:19am 0cm
Tuesday 5th March 2013, 8:56am 10cm
Monday 4th March 2013, 8:53am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 119cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 77cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1372cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Sunday 10th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

5-10cm of new snow this morning to report since yesterday here from my vantage point in the Hirafu village area.

Snow and wind is what's happening this morning. It's not as cold as yesterday, but stronger winds and top lifts at each of the resorts (as well as the Niseko Gondola at Niseko Village) are closed this morning.

Looking forward to more snow today and overnight into tomorrow.

I have been reading some of the reports from other areas of Japan. Happily, spring hasn't taken a hold on Niseko as it seems to have other places. Long may it continue.

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Update at 1pm:

Winds.

Currently only the lower lifts at Niseko Grand Hirafu (Ace Family, Ace No1, King No1, Holiday No1) and Niseko Village (Banzai Chair, Community Chair, Morino Chair) are operating. The Niseko Annupuri and Hanazono areas are completely closed. Niseko Village reporting wind speeds of up to 29m/s!

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 485cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 455cm
Bottom - 235cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -6C, 5cm of new snow this morning with low pressure front. Moiwa 800m: 10cm of new snow, no snowdrift development, -6C. Annupuri peak: -9.8C,snow depth at 1000m: 400cm, wind predicted to be WNW25m/s at 1500m. Coastal data: wind SE13m/s, 0.5m waves, pressure 993hPa.

Crystaline snowfall with the passing of low pressure system. Under lift lines and steep slopes will easily avalanche. Even though slabs are small, they are heavy and dangerous. As westerly wind picks up this morning, avalanche risk will become HIGH due to rapid growth of snowdrifts. All peak gates will be closed for the safety of all users.
Be careful of lightening strikes on ridge lines. Do not duck ropes to leave the resort area.

Most accidents occur during bad weather. Be aware, the avalanche risk is HIGH on all the local mountains, careful planning and route selection is needed. Just because a slope was safe yesterday doesn't mean it is safe today. Spring conditions are not here yet.

Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Sunday 10th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
February observed snowfall total 316cm - -
March observed snowfall total 77cm - -
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