Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 21st January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly clear and bright
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
2-5m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Tuesday 21st January 2014, 8:40am
5cm
Monday 20th January 2014, 8:01am 3cm
Sunday 19th January 2014, 9:25am 2cm
Saturday 18th January 2014, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 17th January 2014, 9:55am 10cm
Thursday 16th January 2014, 8:55am 25cm
Wednesday 15th January 2014, 8:00am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 60cm
Last 14 reports (total): 225cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 347cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 745cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 21st January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

About 5cm of new snowfall to report this morning though it looks from the report below that resort areas have seen up to 15cm of fresh up there.

Less wind this morning, it feels nice and calm and while there's still cloud around there's lots of blue skies around.

It's a lovely morning.

Still, the chance of snowfall sometime later on today and also tomorrow as well.

Things have of course calmed down since that magnificent run of snowfall until last week so let's take a breather and look at some of the numbers for January so far. Remember these numbers are observed snowfall, here in the Hirafu village area.

-- 347cm of snow for January 2014
-- 60cm of that being in the last 7 days
-- 740cm total for the 2013/2014 season so far

The corresponding numbers as posted on January 21st 2013 were:

-- 370cm of snow for January 2013
-- 123cm in the last 7 days
-- 906cm total for the 2012/2013 season so far

Last season JMA recorded 268cm of snow in Kutchan town for the whole of January. So far this January, that same number is on 228cm.

Let's see how those numbers pan out come the end of the month!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -9C, 10cm new snow in the last 12hrs. Moiwa 800m: -11C, wind SW5m/s. 15Cm new snow, no snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m: -12C, 15cm new snow, minor snowdrift development, wind WSW8m/s. Annupuri peak1308m: -12.8C, wind WNW5.9m/s, wind predicted to be NW10m/s at noon. Hirafu 1000m: -11C, wind calm, 15cm new snow. Cape Benkei: NW7m/s, Cape Kamui: N8m/s, wave 0.6m, pressure 1011hPa.

There is no significant pressure gradient and both ocean and mountain are calm. From current observation the general avalanche risk is low. All gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the Patrols advice before going through the gates.

This daily avalanche report is issued to help protect peoples right to enter the backcountry. The mountain contains many dangers, avalanches being just one danger. Beware trees, cracks and other hidden hazards. Make careful decisions without overconfidence and don’t rely too much on your equipment. You can not be too careful.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 390cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 320cm
Base - 220cm

Annupuri:
Top - 270cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 21st January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open.

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  2013/2014
*as of Tuesday 21st January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
21st January 5cm 3cm -
20th January 3cm 10cm -
19th January 2cm 35cm -
18th January 0cm 32cm -
17th January 10cm 20cm -
16th January 25cm 20cm -
15th January 15cm 3cm -
Previous 7 days total 60cm 123cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 225cm 250cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 347cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total - 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 745cm 1493cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
347cm
[745cm]
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[745cm]
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[745cm]
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[745cm]
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[745cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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