Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 28th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Thursday 28th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
5-12m/s (Hirafu)
Generally decent
This report
Thursday 28th February 2013, 8:53am
5cm
Wednesday 27th February 2013, 8:47am 2cm
Tuesday 26th February 2013, 8:15am 25cm
Monday 25th February 2013, 8:39am 10cm
Sunday 24th February 2013, 8:55am 5cm
Saturday 23rd February 2013, 8:30am 10cm
Friday 22nd February 2013, 8:35am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 179cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 316cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1295cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Thursday 28th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

A 5cm or so layer of new snowfall this morning to report from Hirafu on this last day of February. And it's a mild start to the day as well with the thermometer pushing up towards positive numbers.

Earlier on when I got up it was cloudier but there are some patches of clearer sky here and there now and the sun shining down on us at times. A moderate wind at the moment and that is forecast to get stronger later on in the day as well as more snow falling.

Actually the wind today is prevening some lifts from operating early on. Currently the top lifts at Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri are affected as well as the Annupuri Gondola and the Niseko Gondola. Hirafu Gondola is operating as normal for the moment.

Snow likely through the weekend, along with potentially windy conditions and colder temperatures.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 480cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 390cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 450cm
Bottom - 250cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -2C, 5cm of humid low-pressure snowfall. Moiwa 800m: westerly wind is picking up and making new snowdrifts start to develop. Annupuri peak: WSW6.1m/s, -7.5C. Coastal data: WNW15m/s, 0.9m waves and 1010hPa.

The wind is complex in high altitude as a small low-pressure is passing. According to observations and snowfall transition until this morning, the general avalanche risk is low, however future snowdrifts above 800m will be unstable and easily collapsible. Gate 2 & 3 will be closed for the sake of all resort users. Other gates still to be determined. Please respect the ski patrol's decisions.

The snow in the trees is not bad, but a bit heavy. The visibility is poor and light is flat, beware of hitting trees and falling into cracks. A westerly storm is forecasted to pick up from noon. Better stay close to the resort today. Do not duck ropes. Be safe, enjoy and have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Thursday 28th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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22nd February 15cm - -
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December observed snowfall total 418cm - -
January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
February observed snowfall total 316cm - -
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