Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 26th March 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Thursday 26th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Bluebird
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snow falling this morning
wind condition
5-8m/s (Hirafu)
Couldn't be better
This report
Thursday 26th March 2015, 8:20am
0cm
Wednesday 25th March 2015, 8:31am 20cm
Tuesday 24th March 2015, 7:40am 6cm
Monday 23rd March 2015, 8:22am 0cm
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 8:15am 1cm
Saturday 21st March 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Friday 20th March 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 72cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 139cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1141cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Thursday 26th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and it's a fine morning here.

Lovely clear blue skies. A beautiful start to the day.

Temperatures probably rising to around 6 degrees later today; and warmer tomorrow with more sun forecast. In fact, probably quite a lot of sun through into early next week. Not much in terms of snow on the weekly forecast to hope for by the looks of things, so we need to get back to enjoying what we have and the return of spring. It has it's appeal, of course.

Here is how the rest of the season should go for the different ski-jo on the mountain:

Niseko Hanazono - open daily until Monday April 6th
Niseko Village - open daily until Tuesday April 7th and then April 29th until May 6th
Niseko Annupuri - open daily until Wednesday May 6th
Niseko Grand Hirafu - open daily until Wednesday May 6th

6 more weeks to go!

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Resort specific news as of 8:20am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Should be open as normal. (Ace Number 1, Ace Number 4 and King Number 1 now not operating).

Niseko Hanazono:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Village:
Should be open as normal. (Morino Chair lift now closed for the season apparently).

Niseko Annupuri:
Should be open as normal. (Jumbo Number 3 lift now closed for the season apparently).

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -5C, no snowfall, bluebird. Moiwa 800m data n/a. 50cm thick snowdrift slide reported at Mikaeri Rindo cat track. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 340cm. Peak data: WNW9.9m/s, -7.5C. Coastal data: Benkei cape SW3m/s, Kamui cape SW15m/s, 1023hPa, 1.0m waves.

Bluebird morning under a high pressure system. Fair weather on the ocean and the mountain. Looking at the snowfall transition and current status, the surface slab avalanche risk is lowering. However, 50cm thick snowdrifts slides has been observed in south facing 40°slopes around 800m. Peak gates are scheduled to open, please seek for ski patrol’s advice before stepping out of the gates. Blocks falling off cracked slopes are likely to occur below 800m altitude. Carefully choose your touring route. Cracks are hard to notice from above. Stay away from valley bottoms to avoid being caught by giant slides from 1100m area. Avalanches can suddenly occur without warning. Better not underestimate the consequences and always be alert. Beware of falling into creeks and hitting trees. Have a nice day.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 440cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 330cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 340cm
Base - 160cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Thursday 26th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts open as planned this morning. Planned closing dates added to main report

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 26th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
26th March 0cm 0cm 10cm
25th March 20cm 0cm 0cm
24th March 6cm 0cm 4cm
23rd March 0cm 1cm 1cm
22nd March 1cm 1cm 15cm
21st March 0cm 1cm 15cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 3cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 72cm 11cm 59cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1141cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 26th March 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
-
[1141cm]
-
[1141cm]
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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