Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 28th March 2016

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 28th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
SW 3m/s - W 10m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Monday 28th March 2016, 8:31am
0cm
Sunday 27th March 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 26th March 2016, 8:35am 1cm
Friday 25th March 2016, 8:31am 4cm
Thursday 24th March 2016, 7:41am 1cm
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 8:32am 4cm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 109cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 986cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 28th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

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Hello and good morning from Niseko.

Lots of cloud currently around the mountain but more blue skies to be seen in other directions on this somewhat mild-feeling morning. It's +4C at base here right now.

The report below mentions a bit of snow higher up, will need to go and check that out.

It looks like this week we are going to see quite a lot of sunshine and experience warmer spring conditions. Not much snow potential there on the forecast at all (maybe a bit higher up), rather if anything some rain around Wednesday perhaps.

That's about it for the moment really... I will see you tomorrow.

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort areas appear to be opening as planned at the start of the day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: +2℃. Moiwa 838m: -0.1℃, N0.4m/s. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 300cm. Hirafu peak ridge: -3℃, light sprinkles. Benkei cape: WNW9m/s, Kamui cape: NW4m/s, 1015hPa, 1.5m waves.

A weak cold front passed and left some snowfall above 800m elevation. The temperature is high, thaw is continuing at the base of the mountain. Full depth avalanche hazard is rising, better stay away from valley bottoms. All gates are scheduled to open, however Moiwa gate 6 will be closed due to closing of peak lift.

The snow condition changes from one aspect and elevation to another. Overconfidence, assumptions and wrong judgments prioritizing the descent can cause accidents. Your wisdom is always being challenged in the mountains. Stay prudent and make conservative decisions. Coming back home safe is no.1 priority.

This information will end soon. We strongly hope there are no more accidents happening in the area.

Artificial avalanche experiments will be taking place in Muzuno no Sawa today.

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Official resort snow depths as of Monday 28th March 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 350cm
Base - 120cm

Niseko Village
Top - 340cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 350cm
Base - 120cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open until Thursday 5th May. King Number 1 lift currently rested.
Niseko Hanazono plans to be open until Sunday 3rd April.
Niseko Village plans to be open daily until Sunday 3rd April, and then from 29th April until 5th May. Morino Chair currently rested.
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May.

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Night time floodlit skiing ('nighta') has now finished for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 28th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 28th March 2016
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 28th March 2016
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 Monday 28th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 4cm 20cm 0cm
24th March 1cm 6cm 0cm
23rd March 4cm 0cm 1cm
22nd March 0cm 1cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 27cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 27cm 11cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 109cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 986cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 28th March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
-
[986cm]
-
[986cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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