Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 11th March 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 11th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly clear, sun
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
5-8m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Tuesday 11th March 2014, 8:30am
5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 82cm
Last 14 reports (total): 100cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 97cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1134cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 11th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

5cm of fresh snow this morning to report from here in Hirafu villagr area.

It doesn't feel quite as cold this morning, and the sun is out. It's a bit overcast feeling at the moment and actually some local forecasts tell us that there might even be some snowfall today. Doesn't feel likely at the moment but as we all know here things can change very quickly - case in point yesterday when conditions were changing very quickly.

There's generally less snowfall on the weekly forecast now but we can expect temperatures to remain fairly cold even if we see more of the sun.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -6C, 5cm of snow in 12 hours. Moiwa 800m: NW10m/s, -9C, 10cm of fresh, moderate development of snowdrifts. Annupuri 1150m: W15m/s, -11C, light snowfall, 320cm snowpack. Hirafu 1000m: -9C, 10cm of fresh, snowdrift development. Peak 1308m: NW12.5m/s, -11C. Coastal data: cape Benkei NNW4m/s, cape Kamui E3m/s, 1.8m waves, 1016hPa.

The isobars gradient is small; snowfall and snowdrift development is small. Some snowclouds are still present over the sea of Japan due to a small low-pressure. Intermittent snowfall is forecasted throughout the day. The snow in the trees is good and the avalanche hazard under 900m altitude is low. However slides from March 10th layer are still considerable in cornice slopes and open steeps. Caution is required in 1000m Backbowl, Osawa and Higashi-One area. Peak gates will open from the morning. Be prepared and geared up for the backcountry. Cornices have grown huge. Anyone caught in a falling cornice will face serious consequences. Do not stay under cornices. Cracks are wide open and deep, beware of falling in them. Carrying 15m of a 7mm rope is recommended. Always ride with a partner as they would notice if anything happens. Do you have your beacon switched on? Carrying a beacon is not mandatory, however strongly recommended. Beware of sudden weather changes. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 410cm
Base - 205cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 390cm
Base - 220cm

Annupuri:
Top - 395cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 11th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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