Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 10th March 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Monday 10th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
0-7m/s (Hirafu)
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This report
Monday 10th March 2014, 8:10am
6cm
Sunday 9th March 2014, 8:29am 10cm
Saturday 8th March 2014, 8:24am 20cm
Friday 7th March 2014, 8:16am 25cm
Thursday 6th March 2014, 8:20am 4cm
Wednesday 5th March 2014, 9:01am 12cm
Tuesday 4th March 2014, 7:36am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 82cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 92cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1129cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Monday 10th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Before I looked out of the window this morning I had heard from a friend in Sapporo describing the near on 30cm of snow outside, so I thought we might be on for that and more.... but no, Sapporo wins today!

So what's our haul here in Niseko? Just over 5cm of light fresh snow outside my place, with the report below saying similar. The snow continues to fall now so we should be getting more of those cm. Less wind from the go this morning so I would expect lifts to be open this morning.

Over the next few days temperatures are looking likely to remain cold and snow is due to be falling from time to time. Winter is sticking around for a while longer.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -7C, 8cm of new snow in 12 hours. Moiwa 800m: calm wind, -9C, 5cm of fresh. Annupuri 1150m: NW5m/s, -13C, 5cm of fresh, 320cm snowpack. Hirafu 1000m: -11C, 5cm of new snow. Peak 1308m: NNW5.5m/s, -13.2C. Coastal data: cape Benkei WSW2m/s, cape Kamui E2m/s, 0.6m waves, 1007hPa.

The isobar gradient in western sea of Japan is small and the mountain is under a calm weather. The snowdrift development has settle down and the snowpack is stabilizing. The overnight snowfall is due to a passing small low-pressure system. The general avalanche risk is relatively low, however caution is still required in 40° steep slopes as slides and sluffs are still very likely to occur. Collapsing cornices can also trigger larger avalanches as they fall. Be extra prudent around cornices of the Backbowl (Kozan no sawa), Higashi-One, Osawa (Annupur bowl) and Mikaeri bowl (Moiwa). Stay away from valley bottoms. A thin layer of fast snow is blanketing the snowpack in the trees. Peak gates' opening is yet to be determined. Please follow the ski patrol’s instructions and refrain from ducking ropes. One track left under the rope will lead many others to do the same and increase the chances of accidents to happen. Look out for cracks! Have a nice day.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 415cm
Base - 210cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 390cm
Base - 220cm

Annupuri:
Top - 395cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Monday 10th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 10th March 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2013/2014
*as of Monday 10th March 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
10th March 6cm 10cm -
9th March 10cm 17cm -
8th March 20cm 0cm -
7th March 25cm 0cm -
6th March 4cm 0cm -
5th March 12cm 10cm -
4th March 5cm 10cm -
Previous 7 days total 82cm 47cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 119cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total 92cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1129cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 10th March 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
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2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
92cm
[1129cm]
-
[1129cm]
-
[1129cm]
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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