Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 15th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
2-5m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Friday 15th February 2013, 9:10am
25cm
Thursday 14th February 2013, 8:23am 20cm
Wednesday 13th February 2013, 9:20am 0cm
Tuesday 12th February 2013, 8:44am 10cm
Monday 11th February 2013, 9:01am 10cm
Sunday 10th February 2013, 9:06am 10cm
Saturday 9th February 2013, 8:05am 35cm
Last 7 reports (total): 110cm
Last 14 reports (total): 162cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 162cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1141cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 15th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Well, well. We sure got some snowfall yesterday. I would say up to 25cm or so in the village area since my last report and as you can see the Avalanche report below is reporting 35cm. Sounds good to me.

Let's just call it 'lots' shall we?

What's more, the sun is out! Yes, the clouds have done their thing and moved (for the most part) leaving us with the sun shining down and increasingly lovely weather conditions early this morning. It may not last the day and we expect some more snowfall overnight, but for now it's a great morning in Niseko. Wind is behaving too.

So there's really not much to report this morning - just nice weather and fantastic conditions. I hope you can enjoy it, I'm off out there now.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 480cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 370cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Village
Top - 390cm
Bottom - 220cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -14C, calm morning, 35cm of fresh snow until late night. Moiwa 800m: -14C, W10m/s, moderate development of snowdrift. Annupuri peak: NW10m/s, -13.4C. Coastal data: NW9m/s, 1.1m waves, 1015hPa.

A moderate westerly wind is blowing in a high-pressure band, developing snowdrifts in areas above treeline. Graupels and grainy snow is predominant in the slabs due to the passing cold-front influence and the sinter-stabilization is delayed. The avalanche risk is HIGH in leeward steep slopes around 1000m in Osawa cornice slopes, west-ridge SE facing slopes, backbowl walls and deeper Higashione. It is still dangerous to go straight to those slopes first thing in the morning. Do not traverse (ski/ride across) steep slopes today, it can easily trigger a slide. Many people may be underneath you, riding at the bottom.

Peak gates are scheduled t open at 10am. Be prudent. Many hazards resides in the backcountry. Better not overestimate your experience and skills and think safety first. Beware of sudden weather changes. The snow in the trees is excellent.

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 15th February 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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February observed snowfall total 162cm - -
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