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

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Saturday 28th November 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, some cloud moving on
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate
Fair
This report
Saturday 28th November 2015, 8:36am
0cm
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
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 Saturday 28th November 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Hirafu and the Niseko area.

I don't have much to report really this morning as the storm that other areas seem to be enjoying has cotinued to give us a miss. I wouldn't take it personally and it's still very early (etc etc), but obviously everyone here now is looking anxiously to the skies and itching to get the season started.

There may well have been some snowfall higher up on the mountain but no cm for me to report down here. As of yesterday Hirafu were reporting 30cm of snow on the upper areas of the resort.

As I have been writing this report the early morning cloudiness has been clearing up and all of a sudden from where I am I can now see parts of Mt Yotei with some cloud clinging to the slopes... but quite a lot of blue skies as well.

Snow is actually forecast to fall today with the chance of snowfall on and off through Monday. Moderate to strong winds also possible at times with currently wind coming in from the north west. We will just have to wait and see what nature provides.

Each season has its own story of course but for the moment just looking at the numbers: last year I observed 30cm in the month of November here at base in Niseko. So far this month I have observed 26cm. For the full story behind that and what happened in December, do look back over the archives which can be found lower down the Niseko Now page (on the main site).

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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 Saturday 28th November 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting for enough snow to get started

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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 28th November 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
28th November 0cm 0cm 12cm
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 -
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Previous 14 days total 29cm 20cm 83cm
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January observed snowfall total - 257cm 461cm
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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
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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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