Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 27th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Monday 27th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Almost totally clear
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - N 2m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Monday 27th February 2017, 8:16am
3cm
Sunday 26th February 2017, 8:32am 18cm
Saturday 25th February 2017, 8:49am 19cm
Friday 24th February 2017, 8:31am 13cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 8:33am 1cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 8:22am 1cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:34am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 104cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 160cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 605cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Monday 27th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello from me here near Hirafu base in 'Niseko'.

And wow, after the snow clouds clearing yesterday to give us a clear evening, it is a lovely morning. Almost totally clear blue skies all around - just a few white clouds hanging on for the scenery in places - making for a beauty of a morning. (The snow added to the report this morning fell during the day yesterday).

It's really cold too. Very cold.

A mix of sunshine and cloud is forecast over the next few days with the next snow apparently due later in the week.

That means that we probably have our 'snowfall total' for February as it stands now. I will of course go over the numbers and do a season update - that will probably appear on Wednesday or Thursday.

Extra layer, check. Time for me to go---!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base: -12℃, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -11.3℃, NW2.3m/s. Annupuri 1150m: -13℃, NE8m/s, no snowfall. Hirafu 1250m:-16℃, light NE breeze and some dust. Sea of Japan Kamui cape lighthouse: WSW3m/s, 1026hPa, 1.2m waves.

A high-pressure system is dominating and barometric gradient is flat. Calm condition over the mountain and the ocean. According to observations, the general avalanche risk is low. All gates are opening from the morning. The slabs are mostly stable, however strong stimulations can make the Feb 23rd layer to slide and cause a large avalanche. Beware especially in south facing steep slopes where sun affects the snow the most. Today’s surface will remain as a hoar layer under the future snowpack and is highly likely to become the next trigger layer. Keep an eye on the snowfall transition.

Please respect the Niseko Rules and stay away from the strictly off-limits areas.

Nobody wants another accident.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort areas should be open as planned at the start of the day today.

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Official resort snow depths as of Monday 27th February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 360cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Village
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Monday 27th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas opening as planned at the start of the day

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  2016/2017
*as of Monday 27th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
27th February 3cm 20cm 5cm
26th February 18cm 18cm 10cm
25th February 19cm 10cm 10cm
24th February 13cm 7cm 10cm
23rd February 1cm 8cm 0cm
22nd February 1cm 6cm 0cm
21st February 3cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 58cm 79cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 104cm 149cm 70cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 605cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 27th February 2017
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 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
-
[605cm]
-
[605cm]
-
[605cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
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]
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