Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th January 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 24th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, overcast
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light to moderate wind
Good
This report
Thursday 24th January 2013, 8:56am
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Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 9:27am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 8:55am 0cm
Monday 21st January 2013, 11:53am 3cm
Sunday 20th January 2013, 10:13am 10cm
Saturday 19th January 2013, 9:30am 35cm
Friday 18th January 2013, 9:26am 32cm
Last 7 reports (total): 80cm
Last 14 reports (total): 210cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 370cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 906cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 24th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Blimey, another Niseko Now report without any new snow to report. What's going on!? Bit lost for words.

But seriously...

Yesterday was another day to enjoy some sun and spectacular scenery. Which is great, but I think most of us just want more snow.

It got real cold last night, down to around -15C but as we are approaching 9am it is about -7C now.

This morning it's a more cloudy and overcast start to the day, but having said that the sun has been peeking through in places. But I reckon the clouding over will continue as I bring some...

Good news!

The snow we are waiting for is nearly here. Probably starting before the end of the day today and then looking likely to set in once more through into next week. Heavy snowfall is likely tomorrow and Saturday, though it will probably be accompanied by strong winds as well, so we can totally expect lift operations on the mountain to be affected.

It might even get real windy later on in the day today, but for now lifts on the mountain seem to all be opening as normal.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 385cm
Bottom - 200cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 210cm

Niseko Village
Top - 365cm
Bottom - 210cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -6C, calm and no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: SW5m/s, -10C. Annupuri peak: SW9.6m/s, -11.1C. Coastal data: SSE4m/s, 0.6m waves and 1013hPa.

The weather remains calm as atmospheric pressure is stable before the next low-pressure system approaches. A southerly wind is forecasted to pick up in the afternoon followed by snow. The general avalanche is low except in deep areas of Higashione. NE facing knolls and open 40 degree slopes are still possible to slide from deeper weak layers.

The whole mountain is tracked out. Do not seek fresh tracks in Harunotaki/Yunosawa strictly off-limits areas. Skiing/riding these slopes are severely restricted by the Niseko Rules.

Snow surface is difficult to see due to flat light. Beware of loosing control and hitting trees. Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30am. Come back early, the weather will soon get bad. Fresh snow is on its way.

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 24th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open. Further details in report.

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