Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th March 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Saturday 16th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
4-8m/s (Hirafu)
Fair to poor
This report
Saturday 16th March 2013, 9:20am
0cm
Friday 15th March 2013, 9:17am 10cm
Thursday 14th March 2013, 9:41am 2cm
Wednesday 13th March 2013, 8:17am 0cm
Tuesday 12th March 2013, 10:00am 2cm
Monday 11th March 2013, 8:51am 15cm
Sunday 10th March 2013, 9:34am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 91cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 106cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1401cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Saturday 16th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and welcome to another weekend. Already mid-March!

Just a trace of new (wet-type) snow on the ground to report this morning, but it has been snowing lightly early on. As I type this, eased off. Around 0C at the moment.

I'm happy to report that apart from a few lifts operating at reduced speed, the lifts are all moving this morning and so the whole mountain is open and according to the avalanche report gates will be open too.

Tomorrow is forecast to be just generally cloudy - we might get to see some sun - and then we are expecting to have some rain falling on Monday.

Have a fun weekend.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 510cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 470cm
Bottom - 235cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: 1C, 2cm sleet. Moiwa 800m: -1C, trace new snow. Annupuri peak: -5.9C, expected wind speed at noon: NW18m/s, snow depth at 1000m: 400cm. Coastal data: wind NNW8m/s, 1.9m waves, pressure 1011hPa.

Wet snow conditions, by noon the pressure gradient will have increased along with strong NW wind and snow. Avalanche risk is low in the morning, gates 2 & 3 are expected to open at 10am.

Full depth avalanches have stated to occur on valley side walls as snow pack is changing to spring season. Avoid riding or resting in the valley bottoms. In Niseko, whether cracks are present or not, full depth avalanches can happen at any time without warning.

When leaving the resort area through the gates it is recommended to ride with someone else and take beacon, probe, shovel.

Snow is not bad at the moment. Be careful of cracks, cornices breaking, poor visibility and high winds.

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Saturday 16th March 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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