Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th March 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:17am on Wednesday 13th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain/sleet/snow
wind condition
0-7m/s (Hirafu)
Poor
This report
Wednesday 13th March 2013, 8:17am
0cm
Tuesday 12th March 2013, 10:00am 2cm
Monday 11th March 2013, 8:51am 15cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 99cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 94cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1389cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:17am on Wednesday 13th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Not the best of things to report this morning.

The resorts are calling it snow or sleet - and I have no reason to doubt them of course, and a look at the webcams shows it to be the case - but here at village level it has been raining. The temperatures is just nudging over into the positives and it feels rather mild.

Not enough wind today to cause the lifts any issues and so it looks like the resorts will all be open as planned this morning.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 490cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 470cm
Bottom - 240cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: 0C, sleet. Moiwa 800m: wind SW5m/s, wet snow falling from low pressure system, -2C. Annupuri peak: -4.5C. Coastal data: wind W13m/s, 1.5m waves, pressure 1003hPa. Annupuri snow depth: 400cm at 1000m.

Warm air flowing in with current low pressure system, visibility poor above 600m. Snow and westerly wind is expected to intensify as the day progresses. From data and observation the 9th Mar layer has stablised and avalanche risk in the morning is low. Below 500m, wet snow avalanches will easily trigger under lift lines and other steep slopes. 12th Mar layer will become significant in future snowpack.

Peak gates 2 & 3 and all other gates will be open as soon they can be prepared, but are dependent on weather. Please follow ski patrols instructions.

Over many years Niseko Rules and the gate system have been developed and allow anyone to enter side and backcountry. However please remember that once you pass through the gates you are not in the resort anymore and there are many dangers present. It is recommended you carry at least beacon, probe and shovel.

Archive report: Posted at 8:17am on Wednesday 13th 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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