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

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Monday 3rd March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
2-7m/s (Hiarfu)
OK
This report
Monday 3rd March 2014, 9:00am
10cm
Sunday 2nd March 2014, 9:10am 0cm
Saturday 1st March 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Friday 28th February 2014, 7:53am 3cm
Thursday 27th February 2014, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 26th February 2014, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 25th February 2014, 8:03am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 71cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 10cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1047cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Monday 3rd March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Rejoice! There's 10-15cm of fresh snowfall to report this morning with the report below logging in 20cm on the mountain. Now that's more like it.

It isn't snowing just at this moment as I am writing this, just cloudy conditions but snow is forecast on and off for the day today.

The forecast is looking encouraging as well with the chance of snowfall every day through until at least the weekend. This could be good, so yes... bring it on!

With the new layer of snow this morning conditions should be improved today, though of course we could do with more to cover up the fresh-less conditions we have had underneath over the last week.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -6C, 15cm of overnight snowfall. Moiwa 800m: n/a. Annupuri 1150m: W8m/s, -10C, 15cm of fresh, light development of snowfall, snowpack 315cm. Hirafu 1000m: -9C, 20cm of fresh with light development of snowdrifts. Peak 1308m: WNW11.5m/s, -13C. Coastal data: Benkei cape NNW13m/s, Kamui cape W10m/s, 1.5m waves, 1017hPa.

Typical wintry pressure pattern (high in the west, low in the east) generated some snowfall overnight. Shallow, but good quality snow. According to snowfall transition and observations, the new snow in lee-slopes above 800m is forming soft-slabs and could potentially slide from Feb 28th layer. The snow is not fully reset in the forest; old tracks and hard snowballs are hiding under. Ski carefully. The groomers’ conditions are very good and powder condition can be safely enjoyed in un-groomed courses during the morning. Peak gates will open from the morning, please use gates and do not cross boundary ropes. The snow will pick up as the isobars narrows down, beware of sudden weather changes. Developing snowdrifts in high altitude steep slopes are very unstable and could trigger a 40cm thick avalanche. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 375cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 350cm
Base - 200cm

Annupuri:
Top - 360cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Monday 3rd March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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*as of Monday 3rd March 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
3rd March 10cm 15cm -
2nd March 0cm 10cm -
1st March 0cm 5cm -
28th February 3cm 5cm -
27th February 0cm 2cm -
26th February 0cm 25cm -
25th February 0cm 10cm -
Previous 7 days total 13cm 72cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 71cm 154cm 0cm
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December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total 10cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1047cm 1493cm 0cm
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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
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2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
10cm
[1047cm]
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[1047cm]
-
[1047cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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