Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 3rd February 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Monday 3rd February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
4-7m/s
Variable
This report
Monday 3rd February 2014, 8:21am
5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 87cm
Last 14 reports (total): 146cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 27cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 886cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Monday 3rd February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It was indeed a mild day yesterday in the region, warm enough for us to actually get a bit of rain. Happily, that didn't last long and it's colder again this morning and I have a few more cm of snow to report. As in the report below, up to 15cm being reported around the mountains.

Still a wind this morning but less and it's not affecting lifts by the looks, though a few including the Hirafu Gondola may be slightly late starting up - reasons being maintenance checks and moving snow and ice.

Snow is falling at the moment and we should keep cold and see regular snowfall through the week right up to the weekend.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -6C, 15cm of low pressure snowfall in last 12 hrs. Moiwa 800m: -8C, wind NW 12m/s, 10cm. Annupuri 1150m: -12C, wind W18m/s, 10cm new snow, no significant snowdrift development. Hirafu 1000m: -11C, 15cm new snow, strong wind. Annupuri peak 1308m: -11.1℃, wind WSW5.7m/s. Cape Benkei: NW16m/s, Cape Kamui: wind W13m/s, wave 2.4, pressure 1003hPa.

Warm wet snowfall above Feb 2nd layer has recrystallised overnight from drop in temperature, around 1000m elev shallow surface avalanches are likely to occur on steep slopes. Below 800m the forest is reset and the snow is good. The overall avalanche risk is low but always aware. The is always the danger of avalanches from deep within the snowpack. Today there is a strong wind above 1100m, Patrol yet to decided gate openings. In Niseko it is becoming increasingly hard to find powder and many are following tracks under the ropes looking for it. Dont forget Niseko Rules exist to protect your freedom to ski outside the ropes. Always use the gates, never duck ropes. Be aware of a sudden change in weather. Note cracks are difficult to see from above. Groomers are good. Have a safe day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 380cm
Base - 190cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 345cm
Base - 230cm

Annupuri:
Top - 280cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Monday 3rd 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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2nd February 2cm 0cm -
1st February 20cm 0cm -
31st January 10cm 0cm -
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28th January 20cm 3cm -
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