Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st February 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:54pm on Friday 1st February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Fair to good
This report
Friday 1st February 2013, 12:54pm
0cm
Thursday 31st January 2013, 8:47am 0cm
Wednesday 30th January 2013, 9:05am 10cm
Tuesday 29th January 2013, 9:38am 0cm
Monday 28th January 2013, 8:40am 3cm
Sunday 27th January 2013, 9:24am 45cm
Saturday 26th January 2013, 9:10am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 63cm
Last 14 reports (total): 121cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 0cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 979cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:54pm on Friday 1st February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

No new snowfall to report again in Niseko today. Very mild as well. 0C earlier on and around +3 now. It has been cloudy today so far.

Getting straight to the point --- there's a chance of rain tomorrow. Freezing point is set to whizz up as high as 1000m and it's going to be another mild day.

The good news is that later on in the day it should get colder and it should be snowing by Sunday. Possibly heavy snow. Yes please. There might be stronger winds as well though over the weekend so we'll have to keep an eye out for that. If it all goes to plan we should be back to very nice conditions on Monday.

I'll fill you in on the final snow fall numbers for Kutchan for January 2013 sometime over the weekend.

Sorry about the late report today. Behind the scenes of SnowJapan a lot of changes are happening and upcoming. This morning we weren't able to make the update due to some technical issues. In the near future you'll all be able to see what the site has planned to take it forward into the coming years. I was lucky to get a sneak preview and I can say that I'm really excited to see what's in store. The guys have have been working really hard on the new version of SnowJapan for over a year and a half now, and so it's a major transformation that is in store. Otanoshi-mi-ni!

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 390cm
Bottom - 175cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Village
Top - 370cm
Bottom - 210cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -3C, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -5C, misty/humid snowfall, mild wind and no development of snowdrifts. Coastal data: SSW14m/s (Kamui cape), SE3m/s (Benkei cape), 0.8m waves and 1028hPa. Annupuri peak: WSW4.7m/s, -6.7C.

Calm morning as the isobar spacing is currently wide until the next low-pressure system approaches. Southwesterly wind is forecasted to pick up in higher altitude from noon. Gate 2 & 3 are scheduled to open at 10am, however may be closed depending on the weather conditions. A storm will pick up from later today and the avalanche risk will rise drastically. Be flexible with your plans.

Nitonupuri, Chisenupuri, Mekunnai and other peak of the Niseko range are pure mountainous areas. Thorough preparation, experience, skills and cautious thinking are necessary in these areas. There might be no glaciers here, but crevasses can form due to heavy snowfall and wind-drifts. Be extra careful when visibility is low. The weather comes in earlier in those areas, as they are located further west than the resort area. Winter mountaineering always requires extra prudence.

Snow surface is difficult to see today, beware of hitting trees and falling into cracks. Maneuver you skis/board in controllable speed. The snow is still in good condition.

Archive report: Posted at 12:54pm on Friday 1st February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open. Further details in report.

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