Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 27th February 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 27th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
3-7m/s SW (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Thursday 27th February 2014, 8:44am
0cm
Wednesday 26th February 2014, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 25th February 2014, 8:03am 0cm
Monday 24th February 2014, 7:30am 0cm
Sunday 23rd February 2014, 7:53am 2cm
Saturday 22nd February 2014, 8:58am 10cm
Friday 21st February 2014, 8:05am 25cm
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 175cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1034cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 27th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from the Niseko area. And it's more of the same this morning. The sun is out and blue skies. Hazy towards Yotei (is it still there?!), though I don't know if this has anything to do with the less-than-friendly haze that has been affecting many parts of the main island of Japan since yesterday.

Temperatures down to minus ten overnight and currently around -3 but that will again climb quite quickly into low positive numbers as we warm up.

Chance of a bit of snow overnight into tomorrow? Perhaps. And is that a return to colder temperatures and snowfall I see on the forecast for early next week? Looks like it might be. Onegai shimasu.

Without any fresh for a number of days now and these warmer conditions, we are all tracked out now and need that new snowfall. Refresh please!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -6C, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: no data. Annupuri 1150m: mild wind, -7C, no snowfall and bluebird, snowpack 315cm at 1000m altitude. Hirafu 1000m: -6C, no snowfall. Peak 1308m: W7.6m/s, -4.5C. Coastal data: Benkei cape S5m/s, Kamui cape SSW11m/s, 0.8m waves, 1022hPa.

Another calm morning under predominant high-pressure system. Warm air is flowing in from the south, making the temperature rise from the morning. Peak gates will open from the morning. Beware of cornice falls or falling into cracks. Spring climax avalanche hazard is rising in south facing steep slopes under 800m. Slopes with cracks, but without wrinkles below are signs of dangers. Those full-depth slides in Niseko are extremely fast and devastating. Too many poachers are sneaking into Haru no Taki strictly off-limits areas to seek fresh tracks. They will have their lift passes confiscated and will be banned from Niseko resorts forever.

The freedom to ride out of bounds in Niseko is barely protected by the Niseko Rules. These rules have been set out of necessity from past bitter experiences and are the foundation to let people freely ride the fresh snow in the out of bounds areas. Reglecting the Rules is absolutely not tolerable. The snow is hard and icy during the morning, watch your speed and remain in control. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 370cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 360cm
Base - 210cm

Annupuri:
Top - 355cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 27th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th February 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 27th February 2014
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 27th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
27th February 0cm 2cm -
26th February 0cm 25cm -
25th February 0cm 10cm -
24th February 0cm 5cm -
23rd February 2cm 10cm -
22nd February 10cm 15cm -
21st February 25cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 37cm 82cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 86cm 194cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 175cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1034cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th February 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
175cm
[1034cm]
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[1034cm]
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[1034cm]
-
[1034cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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