Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 2nd February 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:45am on Sunday 2nd February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Cloud > light snow
wind condition
6-7m/s (Hirafu)
Variable
This report
Sunday 2nd February 2014, 10:45am
2cm
Saturday 1st February 2014, 8:45am 20cm
Friday 31st January 2014, 8:30am 10cm
Thursday 30th January 2014, 8:25am 10cm
Wednesday 29th January 2014, 8:35am 20cm
Tuesday 28th January 2014, 8:01am 20cm
Monday 27th January 2014, 8:52am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 97cm
Last 14 reports (total): 144cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 22cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 881cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:45am on Sunday 2nd February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Sorry for the late report this morning.

There's just a thin layer of new snowfall to report this morning.

After the windy conditions of yesterday - it's somewhat calmer this morning, though still a moderate wind is affecting the top lifts at Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village as of mid morning. Earlier on this morning the sun was making an appearance and there was only a light wind, but it has clouded over and snow and windy conditions are forecast for the rest of the day.

Having said that, it's a relatively mild day after it being really cold overnight. Should get colder again from tomorrow though and snow is lined up on the forecast for at least the first half of the week.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -11, no new snow in last 12 hrs. Moiwa 800m: -12C, trace new snow, snow drift development eased. Annupuri 1150m: -11C, trace new snow. Hirafu 1000m: -11, 10cm new snow. Annupuri peak 1308m: -12.6C, wind WSW7.6m/s. Cape Benkei: SSE10m/s, Cape Kamui: wind calm, wave 1.1m, pressure 1013hPa.

The strong winds for the last 2 days have dropped in the last 10 hrs and new snowdrifts are starting to stabilise. The overall avalanche risk is beginning to fall however around 1000m Kozen no sawa, Osawa, Higashione (east ridge) cornice slope, the risk of slabs fracturing continues. Also on south facing slopes below 850m the risk continues from Jan 28-29 layer. Peak gates are expected to open today. Please listen to the patrols advice before exiting the gates. The snow is good. The 2nd Feb layer is expected to become a notable layer in future snow pack due to surface frost. Pay attention to the snow conditions, heavily wind effected slopes are not good riding, take care falling. Dont traverse under cornices. Dont set off any avalanches. Switch on your beacon. Have a nice day.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 400cm
Base - 190cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 345cm
Base - 230cm

Annupuri:
Top - 280cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:45am on Sunday 2nd February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 2nd February 2014
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Sunday 2nd February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
2nd February 2cm 0cm -
1st February 20cm 0cm -
31st January 10cm 0cm -
30th January 10cm 10cm -
29th January 20cm 0cm -
28th January 20cm 3cm -
27th January 15cm 45cm -
Previous 7 days total 97cm 58cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 144cm 86cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 22cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 881cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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 - - - - - - - -
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2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
22cm
[881cm]
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[881cm]
-
[881cm]
-
[881cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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