Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd November 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It's snowing
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at the moment
wind condition
Moderate westerly
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 8:55am
6cm
Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 10:03am 0cm
Monday 21st November 2016, 10:31am 1cm
Thursday 17th November 2016, 12:00pm 3cm
Wednesday 16th November 2016, 12:15pm 3cm
Monday 14th November 2016, 11:08am 0cm
Thursday 10th November 2016, 12:32pm 18cm
Last 7 reports (total): 31cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 57cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 59cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello from here in Hirafu and - as expected - Niseko Grand Hirafu is not going to be able to open today and opening has been delayed. The resort announced this yesterday and are saying that they will be starting up the lifts just as soon as there is enough snow to do so.

I do have some fresh snow to report this morning with 6cm of snow here at base. And it is really cold as well this morning - proper winter-like, and my thermometer early on is reading -7 degrees. It's not forecast to warm up any from that point either, so all being well we should be in for a day of cold and more snowfall.

The forecast is looking promising still over the next few days so fingers crossed.

With the official opening of the resorts almost upon us, there's a real buzz around at the moment. Many people who are here in the Niseko region to work for the season are in place and ready to go (with their riding and perhaps with their work too!), owners of businesses are also either waiting or frantically putting plans into place... and of course there are some people who are bravely here in order to enjoy some first turns of the season. Early season is always a gamble of course - wherever you decide to go - so let us hope that this season will be a good one.

If you are tuning in for the first time this season, please do take a good look around at these new-look reports. And make sure you click on that 'Snowfall Analysis' tab near the top of the page as there is a lot of interesting data to play around with on there. Something to do while we want for the snow, and you'll be able to clearly see how the snowfall this season so far is looking much better than last season early on...

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The planned dates for the four main resorts. Dates may vary depending on snowfall:

Niseko Grand Hirafu: as soon as there is enough snow until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Annupuri: Saturday 26th November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Niseko Village: Thursday 1st December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017

Night skiing is planned from Saturday 10th December until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Village resort areas.

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting on the snow now! See report for main planned opening dates this season

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd November 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 23rd November 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd November 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 23rd November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd November 6cm 0cm 0cm
22nd November 0cm - 0cm
21st November 1cm - 0cm
17th November 3cm 0cm 0cm
16th November 3cm - 3cm
14th November 0cm - 10cm
10th November 18cm - -
Previous 7 days total 31cm 3cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 59cm 3cm 30cm
November observed snowfall total 57cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total - 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total - 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total - 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 59cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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 2cm
[2cm]
57cm
[59cm]
-
[59cm]
-
[59cm]
-
[59cm]
-
[59cm]
-
[59cm]
-
[59cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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