Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 25th March 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Tuesday 25th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
8-13m/s (Hirafu)
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Tuesday 25th March 2014, 8:10am
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Monday 24th March 2014, 7:40am 0cm
Sunday 23rd March 2014, 8:37am 1cm
Saturday 22nd March 2014, 8:31am 1cm
Friday 21st March 2014, 8:19am 1cm
Thursday 20th March 2014, 8:22am 0cm
Wednesday 19th March 2014, 8:51am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 16cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 113cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1150cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Tuesday 25th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It's a warm start to the morning here with the temperature remaining in the positive overnight in town and a high of around 8-9 degrees forecast for Kutchan and Niseko town today. So following on from yesterday, it's going to be a warm one.

Though in contrast to yesterday, this morning is starting off cloudy and there is a moderate wind that seems to be affecting some early lifts. The latest I can confirm is that Swinging Monkey, King 3 and King 4 at Grand Hirafu and the top Hanazono lifts are waiting for winds to reduce. We'll have to keep an eye on that during the day to see if that situation changes.

A bit of resort news. At Grand Hirafu, the Shirakaba course is closed until tomorrow as they get to work making 'Spring Park'. Also tomorrow due to a competition the lower part of the Kokutai course will be closed to the public.

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Niseko base 6am: +1C, no snowfall, overcast. Moiwa peak 800m: no data. Annupuri snowpack 350cm. Hirafu 1000m: -1C, no snowfall. Peak 1308m: W9.4m/s, -2.9C. Coastal data: cape Benkei SSW4m/s, cape Kamui SSW18m/s, 1.6m waves, 1004hPa.

A low pressure system is traveling north of Hokkaido, making the pressure pattern south High, north Low. A strong W-SW wind is blowing, making warm air flowing into Hokkaido area. The temperature is forecasted to raise above 5C. Snow will melt and cornices around 800m are likely to collapse, new cracks will open and spring climax avalanche hazard will rise. Stay away of Osawa and Backbowl’s valley bottoms as avalanches will run along there.

Snowbridges are also likely to crush. If you fall in one, you may be flushed downstream with icy cold water and could end up in a critical situation. Peak gates will open from the morning. Get some guidance from the ski patrol before you step out of bounds. Plan your tour reasonably to the weather and snow conditions.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 375cm
Base - 175cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 375cm
Base - 175cm

Annupuri:
Top - 370cm
Base - 190cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Tuesday 25th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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