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

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
8-15m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Thursday 28th March 2013, 8:44am
0cm
Wednesday 27th March 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 26th March 2013, 10:01am 10cm
Monday 25th March 2013, 8:38am 0cm
Sunday 24th March 2013, 9:04am 4cm
Saturday 23rd March 2013, 9:03am 1cm
Friday 22nd March 2013, 8:56am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 153cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1448cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hirafu and after a fine day yesterday, I have no new snowfall to report for you today.

It's a mild morning here, about 6 degrees already, and there's a fair amount of cloud around and quite windy too. So just cloudy for the moment but there looks like a good chance we will have some rain falling later on in the day. Hopefully that will keep to a minimum.

At the moment the forecast is telling us that there might be some snowfall early on next week, but I wouldn't hold out for anything significant. It is after all almost April!

The top Wonderland lift at Niseko Village is not operating at the time of writing due to the wind conditions over there. Similarly the King Number 4, King Number 3 and Swinging Monkey lifts at Niseko Grand Hirafu and the top lift at Hanazono are stationary.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 500cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 440cm
Bottom - 210cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: 0C, no new snow, cloudy. Coastal data: wind S7m/s, 1.3m waves, pressure 1008hPa. Annupuri peak predicted windspeed at noon: SW20m/s.

With the approach and passing of low pressure system a southerly wind will pick up and warm air flow into the area. Above 1000m the wind will be stronger and visibility will become poor. Gates 2 & 3 will be closed today.

General avalanche risk is low. Risk of full depth avalanches around 1000m continues, avoid riding in their potential paths, like the valley bottoms. The snow in the trees is not good. The visibility is poor and it is hard to see the snow. Take care riding fast, hitting or falling into something. Beware cornices collapsing.

As the snow melts snow bridges across creeks will begin to collapse. Take care crossing creeks, water temperature is very low. Please check information posted in front of gates and listen to patrols advice when passing through gates. Do not duck ropes. Do not enter off limits areas. Have a safe day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th March 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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January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
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