Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 20th March 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Tuesday 20th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
N 5-8m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Tuesday 20th March 2018, 8:21am
0cm
Monday 19th March 2018, 7:44am 0cm
Sunday 18th March 2018, 7:46am 0cm
Saturday 17th March 2018, 7:44am 5cm
Friday 16th March 2018, 8:01am 3cm
Thursday 15th March 2018, 7:43am 0cm
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 7:50am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 25cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 49cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1247cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Tuesday 20th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

No new cm of snow since yesterday and it is a fine start to the morning with a mix of cloud and blue skies and sunshine.

After some strong winds yesterday, things seem somewhat calmer this morning so the lifts should be opening as scheduled.

Over the next few days it looks like we are more likely to have more sunshine and cloud than any kind of precipitation and it will be getting a little warmer as we approach the weekend. Hopefully not too warm.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5.00am: -5°, 3cm new snow. Moiwa 800m: -8.8°, NW7.4m/s, major snowdrift development. Annupuri elevation 1000m: snowpack 440cm. Hirafu peak: -10°, trace new snow to valley. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NNE11m/s. Kamui Cape: N8m/s, 1021hPa, wave 2.1m.

Cold air is entering the region, above the 800m tree line there is cornice and snowdrift development on leeward slopes. There is possibility of surface avalanches fracturing on 18 Mar layer, about 30cm depth, on upper steep areas of knoll and cornice slopes. The wind is starting to drop and snowdrifts are stabilising, although take care in the morning. A slope that was good yesterday might not be good today.

The risk of full depth avalanches is still high. To avoid an accident please change your habit of riding in the valley bottoms. The mountain is obviously heading into spring now with repeated freeze thaw cycles. Powder isn’t Niseko's only attraction, corn snow season is coming. Today expect dust on crust, be careful hitting trees. Have a good day.

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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned (King Number 2 lift not operating)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 485cm
- Base: 195cm

Niseko Annupuri

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- Top: 440cm
- Base: 200cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned (Country Road Chair lift not operating)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 410cm
- Base: 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Tuesday 20th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts should be open as normal

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 20th March 2018
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Tuesday 20th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
20th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 5cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 14 days total 25cm 64cm 54cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1247cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 20th March 2018
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 - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
- -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
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]
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