Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 19th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Sunday 19th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow is falling
wind condition
0 - NE 4m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:38am
16cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 8:32am 8cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 8:18am 4cm
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:17am 2cm
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:33am 1cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 8:18am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 32cm
Last 14 reports (total): 36cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 87cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 532cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Sunday 19th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

A very good morning to you from Niseko.

This is a bit more like it. :)

There's a decent 16cm of fresh snow on the ground this morning here at base; with most of that coming overnight.

What's more, there's not much wind this morning and all areas should be open.

Snow forecast for the next few days, on-and-off at times and heavier at times, so fingers crossed the cm will keep on piling up. More and more please, come on let's keep it going.

I think it's time to ski and check out this fresh snow...

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base: -10°, 25cm new snow. Moiwa 800m: -12°, W10m/s, 30cm new snow, 60cm snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m, -15°, W12m/s, 40cm new snow. Hirafu 1250m, -16°, W10m/s, 30cm new snow. Coastal data: Kamui Cape:NW8m/s, 1010hPa, wave 2.1m.

Wind is starting to drop and under 1000m elevation 30-40cm has fallen. The snowdrifts are continuing to stabilize however cornices are still fracturing easily. From snowfall transition and observation, Back Bowl around 1200m, Osawa cornice face 1100m and East Ridge cornice slope there is the possibility of large scale surface slab avalanche from the 17 Feb layer. Snowdrifts are still stabilizing- avoid riding open steep slopes and cornice slopes.

The snow is good in the forests. Do not wait in valley bottoms, this is an avalanche path and you may be caught in one. All peak gates are expected to open but at delayed time. Do not duck ropes to get out of bounds. Mountain condition is fantastic, have a good day.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All areas are opening as normal at the start of the day.

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Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 19th February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 330cm
Base - 135cm

Niseko Village
Top - 290cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Sunday 19th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 19th February 2017
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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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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 19th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
19th February 16cm 1cm 0cm
18th February 8cm 8cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 38cm 0cm
16th February 4cm 15cm 5cm
15th February 2cm 4cm 15cm
14th February 1cm 0cm 15cm
13th February 1cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 32cm 66cm 37cm
Previous 14 days total 36cm 121cm 108cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 87cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 532cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 19th February 2017
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 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
87cm
[532cm]
-
[532cm]
-
[532cm]
-
[532cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
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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