Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 22nd March 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 22nd March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light wet snow
wind condition
N 1m/s - SW 2m/s (Hirafu)
Limited
This report
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 8:15am
1cm
Saturday 21st March 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Friday 20th March 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 19th March 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 10:05am 0cm
Monday 16th March 2015, 8:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 113cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1115cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 22nd March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hurray, it is actually snowing this morning! Can't help but smile seeing fresh snow fall outside at the moment.

Don't get overly excited, there's just a thin layer on the ground and it's hardly peak season quality... but still, it's snow. And it's a good sign that things are getting colder... hold on though... sun was forecast for this morning, along with a high of around 6C later on. Still is actually, so perhaps it will stop and clear. It's all very confusing!

Limited visibility on mountain this morning at the moment, but like said above that may well change quickly as things are forecast to clear.

Anyways, we should get some more snow tomorrow and perhaps Tuesday as well and it should be colder and keep colder for a few days anyway.

I suppose the best thing is for me to shut up for now and just report again in the morning! Have a good day.

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It's the last nighta of the season tonight.

Expect fireworks around 9:30pm. Clear weather for that would be nice.

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Resort specific news as of 8:10am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Hanazono:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Village:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Annupuri:
Set to open as planned this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: 0C, 2cm snowfall from predawn. Moiwa data n/a. Annupuri snowpack 340cm. Hirafu 1000m: -2C, wet snow and bad visibility. Coastal data: Benkei cape NW6m/s, Kamui cape WNW7m/s, 1010hPa, 0.7m waves.

Block avalanches from cracked slopes are likely to occur in 700m and lower Mikaeri bowl and Osawa. Avalanches always happen without warning. Stay away from valleys with cracked or wrinkled slopes. Most accidents occur due to repeated carelessness and can be avoided by being cautious. All gates are expected to open. Listen to the ski patrol’s advice before stepping out of the gates. Niseko community is concerned about all guests’ safety and operates accident prevention practices. The Niseko Rules are not implemented to regulate the freedom to ride out of bounds, but to protect it. Please respect those Rules to protect everyone’s freedom to enjoy snow riding.

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Official resort snow depths:


Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 450cm
Base - 135cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 310cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 390cm
Base - 170cm

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Lifts open for night skiing:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift

Niseko Hanazono Resort
No night skiing at the Hanazono area

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

Last night of nighta tonight!

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 22nd March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas appear to be opening as normal this morning. Last night for nighta tonight.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 22nd March 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd March 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 22nd March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
22nd March 1cm 1cm 15cm
21st March 0cm 1cm 15cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 1cm 2cm
16th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 8cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 86cm 36cm 88cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 113cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1115cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd March 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
113cm
[1115cm]
-
[1115cm]
-
[1115cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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