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

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 22nd March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
2-4m/s N (Hirafu)
OK
This report
Saturday 22nd March 2014, 8:31am
1cm
Friday 21st March 2014, 8:19am 1cm
Thursday 20th March 2014, 8:22am 0cm
Wednesday 19th March 2014, 8:51am 2cm
Tuesday 18th March 2014, 8:22am 0cm
Monday 17th March 2014, 8:30am 1cm
Sunday 16th March 2014, 8:30am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 36cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 112cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1149cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 22nd March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Some real blustery conditions yesterday with snow falling as well but curiously we haven't ended up with more than a thin layer down here in Hirafu. I expect there to be more to be found up on the mountain - see updated Avalance Report below!

I was hoping we might get some big numbers today looking at the news and indeed some of the Now reports on SnowJapan this morning, but it wasn't to be. After seeing the report below, will be interesting to see how conditions are up on the mountain today...

Cloudy and light snow as I write this and the temperature just under 0C. Happily, less wind and all of the top lifts appear to be opening as planned this morning.

Not much sign of any snow on the forecast after today - rather more sunny conditions are expected and warmer conditions. Hopefully it won't warm up too much.

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Niseko base 6am: -2C, 40cm of snowdrifts in 12 hours. Moiwa peak: no data. Annupuri 1000m: NW5m/s, -7C, many snowdrift development. Snowpack 370cm. Hirafu 1000m: -7C, light snowfall on the courses and development of snowdrifts. Peak 1308m: NW10.3m/s, -9.1℃. Coastal data: cape Benkei N4m/s, cape Kamui NNW4m/s, 1.2m waves, 1009hPa.

Isobars are spacing out and weather improving. The heavy wind generated big snowdrifts. 40cm or thicker avalanches should be expected in cornice slopes, upper open steep slopes and knolls above 800m during the morning. Peak gates will be closed. Listen to the ski patrol’s instructions before stepping out of the gates. Spring slides from the ground level are to be expected in strictly off-limits Haru no Taki, Mizuno no sawa, Yu no sawa. Never enter those areas. The snow in the tree is fairly reset, but will also be baked by noon. Beware of cracks, trees and cornice falls. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 385cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 385cm
Base - 185cm

Annupuri:
Top - 370cm
Base - 190cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 22nd March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts 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 March 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 22nd March 2014
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 22nd March 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
22nd March 1cm 15cm -
21st March 1cm 15cm -
20th March 0cm 0cm -
19th March 2cm 0cm -
18th March 0cm 0cm -
17th March 1cm 2cm -
16th March 3cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 8cm 32cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 36cm 88cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total 112cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1149cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd March 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]
178cm
[1037cm]
112cm
[1149cm]
-
[1149cm]
-
[1149cm]
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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