Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th November 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 27th November 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Moderate winds today
Fair to limited
This report
Friday 27th November 2015, 8:36am
0cm
Thursday 26th November 2015, 8:41am 0cm
Wednesday 25th November 2015, 8:27am 18cm
Tuesday 24th November 2015, 9:01am 8cm
Monday 23rd November 2015, 9:09am 0cm
Thursday 19th November 2015, 12:26pm 0cm
Tuesday 17th November 2015, 8:42am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 29cm
Current month (November 2015) total: 26cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 29cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 27th November 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

The national news last night was all about heavy snow and crazy wind conditions in Hokkaido with lovely scenes of people shovelling snow and some others battling with their umbrellas in the wind. Unfortunately, that heavy snow wasn't in this region and there's less snow on the ground now than there was this time yesterday - see the webcam image photo below as evidence. Higher up visibility is low but whether that is just cloud/fog or snow falling up there, I don't know.

It just isn't keeping as cold as we want it to be and with some sleet early morning and actually rain at the moment at base, obviously this is not doing the remaining snow on the ground any favours. Kutchan is due a high of around +6C degrees later on today.

So it looks like for the day today we are going to have to put up with some wet conditions along with at times quite strong winds.

The Niseko Annupuri resort area was planning to join the party and get some lifts moving from tomorrow (Saturday 28th), but yesterday they also announced that it won't be possible to open as planned. Niseko Grand Hirafu surely won't be able to do anything tomorrow either.

Everyone is on standby now. Lots of folk who will be working in the area have been arriving in numbers the last week or two as well as people hoping to enjoy the early season. Let's hope they can get those turns in fairly soon. It's a waiting game for now though.

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Planned opening dates for the Niseko resorts:

Niseko Grand Hirafu: as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Annupuri: as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Village: Tuesday 1st December
Niseko HANAZONO: Saturday 5th December

'Nighta' should be starting on Saturday 12th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 27th November 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting for enough snow to get the season started

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 27th November 2015
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 27th November 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
27th November 0cm 0cm 1cm
26th November 0cm 0cm -
25th November 18cm 0cm 0cm
24th November 8cm 0cm 0cm
23rd November 0cm 0cm -
19th November 0cm 1cm -
17th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 0cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 29cm 30cm 71cm
November observed snowfall total 26cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total - 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total - 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total - 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total - 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 29cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 27th November 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 3cm
[3cm]
26cm
[29cm]
-
[29cm]
-
[29cm]
-
[29cm]
-
[29cm]
-
[29cm]
-
[29cm]
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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