Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 15th February 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:27am on Saturday 15th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud/overcast
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now
wind condition
SW3-4m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
This report
Saturday 15th February 2014, 8:27am
3cm
Friday 14th February 2014, 8:12am 10cm
Thursday 13th February 2014, 8:15am 0cm
Wednesday 12th February 2014, 7:57am 5cm
Tuesday 11th February 2014, 8:26am 0cm
Monday 10th February 2014, 8:24am 0cm
Sunday 9th February 2014, 8:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 82cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 102cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 961cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Saturday 15th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Just a few cm to add this morning and it's an overcast morning here in Hirafu.

Once again on the news we are hearing about heavy snow in Tokyo and large areas of that region of Japan, and them getting more than snowfall us. And once again, it feels odd.

Things are looking more promising now, hopefully starting from later on today, with snow lined up well into the coming week. It should be keeping cold as well. At the moment it is -6 degrees here at base.

Another busy weekend out there. Hope you can enjoy it.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -10C, 3cm in the last 12hrs. Moiwa 800m: -11C, minor snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m: -11C, wind SW5m/s, minor snowdrift development. Hirafu 1000m: -11C, trace new snow. Annupuri peak 1308m: -9.2C, wind NE5.0m/s. Cape Benkei: S9m/s, Cape Kamui: E3m/s, wave 0.5m, pressure 1028hPa.

Currently we are under influence of a high pressure system which is bringing light winds and a little snow. There has been only minor snowdrift development overnight and general avalanche risk is low. The cold clear weather on Feb 13 has produced a weak frost layer in the snowpack. The possibility of 50cm slab on northeast slopes around 1000m remains. Peak gates are expected to open this morning, please listen to the patrols advice before going through the gates. Skiing down in groups is dangerous, the cracks are hard to see from above, take care loosing control and hitting a tree. Dont stop in the bottom of a gully, that’s where an avalanche will run.

Ducking ropes is strictly forbidden in Niseko. The groomers are in great condition. Have a safe day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 380cm
Base - 190cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 350cm
Base - 210cm

Annupuri:
Top - 315cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Saturday 15th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 15th February 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 15th February 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 Saturday 15th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
15th February 3cm 25cm -
14th February 10cm 20cm -
13th February 0cm 0cm -
12th February 5cm 10cm -
11th February 0cm 10cm -
10th February 0cm 10cm -
9th February 0cm 35cm -
Previous 7 days total 18cm 110cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 82cm 162cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 102cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 961cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 15th February 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
102cm
[961cm]
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[961cm]
-
[961cm]
-
[961cm]
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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