Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th March 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Sunday 24th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow showers in places
wind condition
3-7m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
This report
Sunday 24th March 2013, 9:04am
4cm
Saturday 23rd March 2013, 9:03am 1cm
Friday 22nd March 2013, 8:56am 15cm
Thursday 21st March 2013, 9:09am 15cm
Wednesday 20th March 2013, 10:02am 0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2013, 8:42am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2013, 8:57am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 143cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1438cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Sunday 24th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Hirafu. It's a generally grey and cloudy one, very light snow falling overnight and given us a few more cm this morning and easing off now. Currently about -3 degrees here at base.

A few lifts running slow aside, the resorts appear to be open as scheduled this morning.

Noticeably quieter again this weekend. Late season is the time of year when you get to see more locals and people working in Niseko get out on the slopes as they get to have a bit of their own fun after looking after the peak season number of guests.

The forecast for the coming week seems to be saying that temps will remain around the same level and it's a mix of cloud, snow and sunny spells. Perhaps a bit more warmth and rain around Thursday.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 500cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 450cm
Bottom - 220cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -5C, 5cm new snow, calm. Annupuri peak: -12.1C, snow depth at 1000m: 400cm. Coastal data: wind WNW10m/s, 1.7m waves, pressure 1012hPa.

The weather is calmer today. From data and observation, snow drift development above 20-21 Mar layer is stable. The general avalanche risk is low. All peak gates are expected to open at 10am. Be careful of cracks and holes hidden by new snow, listen to patrols advice before passing through gates. For you and your groups safety, carry and know how to use beacons and other rescue equipment.

From this years snowfall data, the risk of full depth avalanche is rising in Osawa, Kozan no Sawa (Back Bowl), SW face of Nishi One (West Ridge), Mikaeri Bowl and Higashi One (East Ridge) cornice slope. Avoid riding in these areas, if you get caught in full depth avalanche it will be fatal.

The snow is good today. Be cautious and aware, avoid having an accident. Have a safe day.

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Sunday 24th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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  2012/2013
*as of Sunday 24th March 2013
2011/2012
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24th March 4cm - -
23rd March 1cm - -
22nd March 15cm - -
21st March 15cm - -
20th March 0cm - -
19th March 0cm - -
18th March 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 35cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 118cm - -
December observed snowfall total 418cm - -
January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
February observed snowfall total 316cm - -
March observed snowfall total 143cm - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 1438cm 0cm 0cm
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118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
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316cm
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143cm
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