Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 18th March 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:57am on Monday 18th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
5-15m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Monday 18th March 2013, 8:57am
0cm
Sunday 17th March 2013, 8:52am 2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 108cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1403cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:57am on Monday 18th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Yesterday I said how today is expected to be warmer still. And it definitely is. 5C on the thermometer outside right now and for the moment it's just cloudy. Rain is definitely on the cards though in lower areas at least.

Wind this morning affecting the top Wonderland lift at Niseko Village with the Niseko Gondola also running at reduced speed. The top Hanazono lift is also running at a reduced speed but other than that we seem to be mostly open as planned this morning. If stronger winds whip up this afternoon though we can perhaps expect that situation to change.

Hopefully we might get to see more snow falling on Wednesday.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 500cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 460cm
Bottom - 230cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: 0C, no new snow, cloudy. Moiwa 800m: not available. Annupuri peak: -4.1C, expected wind speed at noon: SW10m/s. Coastal data: wind SSE6m/s, 1.5m waves, pressure 1004hPa.

Low pressure over Japan Sea, under 1000m wind is weak, no snow drift development. Temperatures will increase as the low pressure approaches, wet snow and wind are expected above 800m this afternoon. General avalanche risk is low.
All peak gates are expected to open at 9.30am. Listen to the ski patrols warnings before going through the gates.
From analysis of the snowfall, the danger of full depth avalanches on steep slopes and under cornices is rising and expected to start earlier than usual this year. Riding cornice slopes and valley bottoms is extremely dangerous. Everyone needs to use sound judgement and make careful route selection to avoid these danger zones.

Gate 9 will be closed from today due to danger of flooding. Don't duck ropes. Be careful of a sudden change in weather.

Archive report: Posted at 8:57am on Monday 18th 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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