Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 22nd February 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:58am on Saturday 22nd February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
0-7m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Saturday 22nd February 2014, 8:58am
10cm
Friday 21st February 2014, 8:05am 25cm
Thursday 20th February 2014, 8:24am 3cm
Wednesday 19th February 2014, 8:03am 8cm
Tuesday 18th February 2014, 8:01am 10cm
Monday 17th February 2014, 8:10am 5cm
Sunday 16th February 2014, 8:32am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 71cm
Last 14 reports (total): 89cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 173cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1032cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Saturday 22nd February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It's a lovely morning in the Niseko area, nice and calm but and mostly clear with blue skies and importantly that new delivery of 10-15cm of snow that I have just signed off on making it even lovelier. Lovely.

Perfect weather and probably conditions too for the start of the weekend. And the fine clearer weather looks like it's going to continue as well, though the downer of that (apart from the probably lack of fresh overnight deliveries) is that from early in the week it will probably be getting a bit milder than it has been with town temps. getting into positive numbers.

For now though, should be a really great day. Busy, but great. Have fun finding those untouched places!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -9C, 12 hours snowfall 30cm of crystal snow, no development of snowdrifts. Moiwa 800m: N6m/s, 30cm, -9C, moderate development of snowdrifts overnight. Annupuri 1150m: N7m/s, -11C, development of snowdrift. Peak 1308m: NNW5.9m/s, -12.3℃. Hirafu 1000m: -8℃, 20cm of fresh snow. Coastal data: Benkei cape N11m/s, Kamui cape E5m/s, 1.7m waves, 1022hPa.

Isobars are largely spacing out, mild wind with no drastic development of snowdrifts. Accirding to snowfall transition and 5am observations, the general avalanche risk is low. The surface layer of new snow is getting heavier on top of Feb 13-15th layer, caution is still required in 1100m altitude slopes with heavy load of snowdrifts. Winter mountains are always hazardous, especially in this time of the season. Opening of gates 2, 3 and 6 will be delayed in order to minimize happy-go-lucky visitors. Please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. Riding the anti-avalanche barriers along route 66 is dangerous. Parking on the road is prohibited. Beware of sudden weather changes and falling into cracks. The snow is in good condition.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 390cm
Base - 200cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 360cm
Base - 215cm

Annupuri:
Top - 355cm
Base - 230cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Saturday 22nd February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd February 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 22nd February 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd February 2014
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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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 22nd February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
22nd February 10cm 15cm -
21st February 25cm 15cm -
20th February 3cm 20cm -
19th February 8cm 10cm -
18th February 10cm 7cm -
17th February 5cm 20cm -
16th February 10cm 10cm -
Previous 7 days total 71cm 97cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 89cm 207cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 173cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1032cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd February 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
173cm
[1032cm]
-
[1032cm]
-
[1032cm]
-
[1032cm]
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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