Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 30th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Saturday 30th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
2-8m/s (Hirafu)
Variable - ok to poor in places
This report
Saturday 30th March 2013, 9:04am
10cm
Friday 29th March 2013, 8:01am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 163cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1458cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Saturday 30th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Just when we thought those resort snow depth numbers were on their way down, we get some new snowfall and we're back up to 5m at Grand Hirafu. Yes, another 10+cm here in Hirafu this morning which is a nice start to the weekend. Decent snow too by the looks so it should be a good morning out there.

No wind problems either this morning and resorts look to be open as planned.

This morning for weather conditions Annupuri resort has 'snow', Niseko Village has 'cloud' and Niseko Grand Hirafu has 'fine'! From where I'm looking 'cloudy with snow falling' seems to be the best description.

Perhaps those differing reports only goes to demonstrate how varied weather conditions can be in the same region.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 500cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Village
Top - 430cm
Bottom - 200cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -3C, 10cm new snow, broken particles. Yesterday 4pm windspeed at 1000m: SW18m/s, 8pm: 14m/s. Coastal data 6am: wind NW12m/s, 1.3m waves, pressure 1016hPa. Annupuri peak predicted windspeed at noon: W18m/s. Snow depth at 1000m: 400cm.

Cold air has been flowing into the area with wind and some snow. Above 800m, leeward slopes, snow drift development turning to slabs. These are weakly bonded and will easily collapse this morning. Avalanche risk is High this morning. Be careful on steep slopes and around knolls, shallow(20cm)rider stimulated surface slabs avalanches sliding on 29th Mar layer will easily occur.

All peak gates are expected to open at 9.30. Listen to patrols advice before passing through gates. It is recommended to carry self rescue equipment. Avoid riding alone.

Avoid getting caught by a deadly full depth avalanche, dont ride in valley bottoms. Cornices are large and will easily collapse, dont get too close. Be careful of cracks. Snow is heavy but good.

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Saturday 30th 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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