Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd March 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:18am on Thursday 22nd March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
S 2-4m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Thursday 22nd March 2018, 8:18am
0cm
Wednesday 21st March 2018, 7:24am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 49cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1247cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:18am on Thursday 22nd March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning Niseko fans.

No fresh snowfall to report.

Yesterday was a beauty but this morning it's all much duller - at the start of the day at least.

It seems there is going to be a lot of sun over the coming week though with the chance of further snow getting less and less now. Think full on spring conditions and enjoy it while you can. And surely we will be able to enjoy it right through until the planned closing in early May as there is a very large amount of snow still out there.

It means that we have over 6 weeks left!

I will be with you every day, even if there might be less to say over the coming weeks.

Gambarimasu!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: +1℃, no snowfall, cloudy. Moiwa800m: -2.3℃, E3.9m/s, no snowfall. Annupuri1150m: no data, 440cm snowpack at 1000m elevation, almost double of last season’s. Hirafu peak: -6℃, light breeze, no snowfall. Benkei cape: SSE4m/s, Kamui cape: ENE5m/s, 1013hPa, 0.9m waves.

Dominant high pressure area before the approaching Low. The mountain and ocean is calm. The wind will pick up in higher elevation, however not a lot of snowfall is expected in Sea of Japan side. All gates will open today. Ask the patrol’s opinion, be prepared before stepping out of bounds. Light is weak and visibility is poor. Be careful.

A low pressure is moving along the Honshu pacific coast and making damages. It was under similar conditions that the avalanche accident in Nasu occurred on March 27th last year. The swirling wind created by Low pressures can make snowdrifts grows drastically in a short period of time and critically rise the avalanche hazards. Keep in mind that many of the avalanche accidents occurs during stormy weather, weather in Winter or Spring.

Artificial avalanche experiments will be taking place in Mizuno no Sawa from today. Please stay away from the valley. Glide avalanche risk is rising in 1000m Backbowl & Osawa, 700m Mikaeri middle ridge. Stay away of the valley bottoms. Lukewarm air today… beware.

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Thursday 22nd 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: 460cm
- Base: 190cm

Niseko Annupuri

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 440cm
- Base: 190cm

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: 190cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:18am on Thursday 22nd March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 22nd March 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 22nd March 2018
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 Thursday 22nd March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
22nd March 0cm 6cm 0cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 3cm
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
Previous 7 days total 8cm 6cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 35cm 57cm
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 Thursday 22nd March 2018
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 - 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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