Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 12th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snow
wind condition
3-7m/s
Poor
This report
Thursday 12th December 2013, 8:40am
4cm
Wednesday 11th December 2013, 8:49am 1cm
Tuesday 10th December 2013, 9:00am 0cm
Monday 9th December 2013, 8:40am 10cm
Sunday 8th December 2013, 8:25am 12cm
Saturday 7th December 2013, 8:31am 15cm
Friday 6th December 2013, 9:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 53cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 176cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 12th December 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Yesterday I mentioned that snowfall forecasts seemed to have been downgraded somewhat. Well, yesterday ended up with lovely blue skies above Niseko in the afternoon and this morning I just have another few cm to report.

It's a bit colder again this morning and snowing now.

Niseko Grand Hirafu have added 5cm to their base and peak snow depth numbers since yesterday.

So decent snow is falling at the moment, so let's hope it continues throughout the day. There's a moderate to strong wind reported on upper slopes and it seems a few of the upper lifts (King Number 3, Hanazono Number 3) are running at slower speeds due to the wind.

The forecasts have it snowing now through the weekend.

Bring it on, I say.

Today is the last full day of our Niseko Hanazono Giveaway - 10 lift tickets - and so not much time left to enter. More information on the main site and Forums. Good luck and thanks to everyone who has so far entered.

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Planned lift operations:

Grand Hirafu:
Ace Family Pair
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 2 Quad Center Four
King Number 3 Triple
Swinging Monkey
Hirafu Gondola
Holiday Number 1 Pair

Hanazono:
Hanazono Number 1 Quad
Hanazono Number 2 Quad
Hanazono Number 3 Quad

Niseko Village:
Gondola (testing and closed early on)
Community Chair
Banzai Chair

Annupuri:
Gondola
Jumbo Number 1 quad
Jumbo Number 3

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Official snow depth numbers:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 135cm
Base - 35cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 80cm
Base - 40cm

Annupuri:
Top - 90cm
Base - 60cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 12th December 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 12th December 2013
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 12th December 2013
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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 Thursday 12th December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
12th December 4cm 2cm -
11th December 1cm 40cm -
10th December 0cm 40cm -
9th December 10cm 20cm -
8th December 12cm 10cm -
7th December 15cm 10cm -
6th December 0cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 42cm 137cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 93cm 200cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 53cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total - 443cm -
February observed snowfall total - 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 176cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 12th December 2013
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
53cm
[176cm]
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[176cm]
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[176cm]
-
[176cm]
-
[176cm]
-
[176cm]
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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