Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 14th January 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:02am on Monday 14th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, clearing up
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Very good
This report
Monday 14th January 2013, 10:02am
15cm
Sunday 13th January 2013, 9:34am 12cm
Saturday 12th January 2013, 13:21pm 25cm
Friday 11th January 2013, 9:07am 35cm
Thursday 10th January 2013, 9:33am 25cm
Wednesday 9th January 2013, 8:42am 5cm
Tuesday 8th January 2013, 9:02am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 127cm
Last 14 reports (total): 247cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 247cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 783cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Monday 14th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

5cm of snowfall since yesterday.

Right now a temperature of -7C outside. Earlier on it was snowing lightly but right now it has stopped and we are increasingly seeing clouds clear up and more blue sky appear. The sun is out and we look set to have a fine day here.

Snowfall is never that far away though and we might get another sprinkling tonight, but generally we look set to enjoy a few days of calm conditions.

Not much wind about means all the lifts are up and running and gates should be open.

Let's take another look at snowfall numbers. So far, adding up the numbers on these reports we come to over 8m of snow fallen here in the Hirafu area since the beginning of the season. 800cm! For Kutchan town, the official JMA snowfall number for January 2013 stands at 159cm at the moment. Remember, for the whole of January 2012 the number was 290cm, and January 2011 it was an impressive 420cm. We'll keep you updated on that from time to time.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 380cm
Bottom - 200cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 195cm

Niseko Village
Top - 305cm
Bottom - 190cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -9C, light overnight snowfall and calm morning. Moiwa peak 800m: -12C, slight development of snowdrifts. Annupuri peak: NW9m/s, -15C. Coastal data: WNW4m/s, 0.8m waves and 1019hPa.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is small and the weather is calm. No notable development of snowdrifts can be observed. The general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates are scheduled to open from the morning.

The Annupuri ski patrol has spotted a group ducking the rope under Gate 2. The group seemed to be lead by a chronic violator and if this group is spotted doing the same thing, not only the leader but also all group members will be refused to use the resort's facilities any more. Why is it necessary to duck ropes when you can use gates to access the same slope? Having people respecting the Niseko Rules is protecting all resorts-users' minimum safety and freedom to ride the out of bounds area. Whether a pro, amateur, tourist, local or no matter how experienced he/she might be; We strongly ask everybody to respect the Niseko Rules to insure the freedom to ski/ride the out of bounds area. Have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Monday 14th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open. Further details in report.

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12th January 25cm - -
11th January 35cm - -
10th January 25cm - -
9th January 5cm - -
8th January 10cm - -
Previous 7 days total 127cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 247cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 118cm - -
December observed snowfall total 418cm - -
January observed snowfall total 247cm - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
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May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 783cm 0cm 0cm
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