Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 14th February 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
0 - N 5m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:33am
1cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 8:18am 1cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 8:24am 0cm
Friday 10th February 2017, 8:49am 0cm
Thursday 9th February 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Wednesday 8th February 2017, 9:45am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 57cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 502cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hirafu.

And what do we have to report this morning? Another similar kind of story really this morning. Cloudy skies and very light snow has been falling, and there's just slightly over 1cm of fresh snow on the ground.

All resort areas are opening as planned.

What else is there? That's about it really.

We're still looking towards the end of the week for the next decent snowfall.

I hope you have a good day wherever you may be.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base : -4°, 5cm new snow. Moiwa 800m: -5°, NW5m/s, 5cm new snow, minor snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m, -10°, light winds, trace new snow. Hirafu 1250m, -10°, light winds, trace new snow. Coastal data: Kamui Cape:ENE2m/s, 1020hPa, wave 1.8m.

There is no significant snowdrift development and general avalanche risk is low. All gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice before going out of bounds. The frost layer formed due the warm air yesterday will become a notable layer in future snowpack. Avalanches can happen easily on slopes subject to strong winds where rapid snowdrift growth occurs. Don't rely on this avalanche report for all your decision making, slopes need to be assessed individually to make the appropriate judgments. There is no safe place in the winter mountains.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All four resorts appear to be opening as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 14th February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 280cm
Base - 120cm

Niseko Village
Top - 280cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas opening as planned this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 14th February 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 14th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
14th February 1cm 0cm 15cm
13th February 1cm 0cm 2cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
11th February 0cm 0cm 45cm
10th February 0cm 13cm 10cm
9th February 0cm 0cm 10cm
8th February 4cm 12cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 25cm 85cm
Previous 14 days total 57cm 117cm 131cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 57cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 502cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 14th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
57cm
[502cm]
-
[502cm]
-
[502cm]
-
[502cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
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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