Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th March 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 28th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and fine
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No sign of snow, I'm afraid
wind condition
SW 5m/s - W 7m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Saturday 28th March 2015, 8:40am
0cm
Friday 27th March 2015, 7:40am 0cm
Thursday 26th March 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Wednesday 25th March 2015, 8:31am 20cm
Tuesday 24th March 2015, 7:40am 6cm
Monday 23rd March 2015, 8:22am 0cm
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 8:15am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 139cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1141cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 28th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Another fine morning here in Niseko and mild with it too with a warm day in store for us. Proper spring time now.

Temperatures might start go get gradually colder as we enter the new week but generally keeping spring like it would seem. It is after all near the end of March. Around Tuesday/Wednesday there might be a chance of snowfall higher up, though more than likely it will be rain at base. That's a few days off though so things can change.

In the meantime, fine weather for the weekend!

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Ace Number 1, Ace Number 4, King Number 1 and 2).

Niseko Hanazono:
Open as normal.

Niseko Village:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Country Road and Morino Chair).

Niseko Annupuri:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Jumbo Number 3)

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: +2C, no snowfall, bluebird. Moiwa 800m data n/a. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 340cm. Hirafu 1000m: +3C, no snowfall. Peak data: NW13.4m/s, +3.3C. Coastal data: Benkei cape mild wind, Kamui cape SW13m/s, 1013hPa, 1.2m waves.

Atmospheric pressure gradient is small, calm weather and the top temperature is higher than the base. Thaw will progress rapidly. Peak gates are expected to open from the morning. Climax avalanche hazard is rising in SE facing steep slopes. Large-scale ground avalanche occurring from 1000m level are extremely devastating, clearing everything in its way and running for a long distance. Better avoid traversing steep slopes and riding valley bottoms to minimize risks. Consequences can be huge. Locals and guides should refrain from taking guests in those potentially hazardous areas. There are many other safer alternative slopes. Creeks are running off due to rapid thaw; beware of fragile snowbridges. It is recommended to carry a rope (7.5mm or smaller) along with avalanche gear at this time of the season. Have a nice warm thawy spring mountain day.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 425cm
Base - 120cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 330cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 340cm
Base - 180cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

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Niseko Hanazono - open daily until Monday April 6th
Niseko Village - open daily until Tuesday April 7th and then April 29th until May 6th
Niseko Annupuri - open daily until Wednesday May 6th
Niseko Grand Hirafu - open daily until Wednesday May 6th

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 28th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th March 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 28th March 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th March 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 28th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 10cm
25th March 20cm 0cm 0cm
24th March 6cm 0cm 4cm
23rd March 0cm 1cm 1cm
22nd March 1cm 1cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 2cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 11cm 57cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1141cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th March 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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
-
[1141cm]
-
[1141cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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