Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 14th January 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 14th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, bit of blue sky now
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow forecast for the day...
wind condition
2-6m/s (Hirafu)
Decent
This report
Tuesday 14th January 2014, 9:20am
40cm
Monday 13th January 2014, 9:03am 30cm
Sunday 12th January 2014, 8:50am 25cm
Saturday 11th January 2014, 9:01am 25cm
Friday 10th January 2014, 8:45am 25cm
Thursday 9th January 2014, 8:40am 10cm
Wednesday 8th January 2014, 8:30am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 165cm
Last 14 reports (total): 287cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 287cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 685cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 14th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

I have been sat here trying to decide what words to use this morning, especially as we try not to get too carried away with epic adjectives on these here reports, so I thought I'd try to just go for the numbers...

I have measured 40-45cm of new snow since my last report. Like, wow. We are getting on for 3m of snowfall in January alone, and that's here in the village base area and so will likely be a fair bit more than that on the mountain.

Grand Hirafu has upped it's upper snow depth to 4m this morning.

Sun lovers can rejoice... for the moment anyway. As I am writing this we have some blue sky appearing over parts of the mountain and even a bit of sun. It may well be only a short view though with the latest forecasts continuing to give us snowy conditions right through the weekend.

If you like it deep, then this is most certainly the place to be. January is shaping up to be outstanding.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -8C, 25cm of crushed crystal snow in the past 12 hours. Moiwa 800m: -11C, 40cm of fresh, light breeze & snowfall. Annupuri 1000m: -13C, light breeze, 50cm of fresh. Hirafu 1000m: -11C, 30cm of fresh with snowdrift development. Annupuri peak 1308m: -16.2℃, N16.6m/s, wind forecast at noon: W10m/s. Coastal data: Benkei cape NW11m/s, Kamui cape NNW6m/s, 1.7m waves, 1021hPa.

Heavy snowfall continues, but isobars are spacing out and the wind is calming down. Snow deposit up to 70cm on-piste. Soft-slabs, up to 150cm, have formed in leeward slopes above 800m. These slabs are still unstable and avalanche risk remains high. Peak gates will be closed. Other gates to be decided, please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. Do not enter Haru no Taki area. A critical accident occurred in there in 1998 and the current conditions are quite alike.

Accidents happen when the conditions are right and the Niseko Rules has been set to minimize the chances of accidents to happen. It is not just another formality to avoid responsibilities. Beware of cracks. Better stay close to in-bounds area today. The visibility is bad but the snow in the trees is deep and good. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 400cm
Base - 225cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 300cm
Base - 210cm

Annupuri:
Top - 245cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 14th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 14th January 2014
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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 Tuesday 14th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
14th January 40cm 15cm -
13th January 30cm 12cm -
12th January 25cm 25cm -
11th January 25cm 35cm -
10th January 25cm 25cm -
9th January 10cm 5cm -
8th January 10cm 10cm -
Previous 7 days total 165cm 127cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 287cm 247cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 287cm 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 685cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 14th January 2014
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
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2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
287cm
[685cm]
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[685cm]
-
[685cm]
-
[685cm]
-
[685cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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