Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 5th March 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 5th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
0-4m/s S (Hirafu)
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This report
Wednesday 5th March 2014, 9:01am
12cm
Tuesday 4th March 2014, 7:36am 5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 27cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1064cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 5th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Yesterday was actually really good out there on the snow, very nice conditions were to be found.

Today should be better. It was snowing hard at times yesterday, really coming down in the evening, and this morning there's another 10-15cm to report.

It's not as cold actually as it has been and just around -3 degrees now and snow is forecast on and off for the day. Should be colder from tomorrow and snow is lined up on the forecast every day right through into next week.

Nice!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -5C, 25cm of low pressure generated crystal snow in the past 12 hours. Moiwa 800m: calm wind, -6C, 25cm of fresh, light development of snowdrifts. Annupuri 1150m: SW5m/s, -6C, 25cm of fresh, white-out, snowpack 315cm. Peak 1308m: S3.1m/s, -8.2℃. Hirafu 1000m: -6C, 20cm of fresh, white-out. Coastal data: cape Benkei SSW2m/s, cape Kamui SSW3m/s, 0.6m waves, 1016hPa.

March 3-4th slab has stabilized and the avalanche risk in predominant slopes is low. The snow in the trees has been reset and in good shape. Today’s snow is of a passing low-pressure system and could trigger soft-slab avalanche in steep slopes. Caution is still required. Thick fog is present above 1000m due to air-mass transposition; visibility is very bad. Peak gates opening is yet to be determined, please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. Do not duck ropes. Better not stimulate knolls and cornices, especially in poor visibility. Beware of falling into cracks; they are hardly visible from above. The wind will pick up as the visibility turns better. Beware of sudden weather changes. Collapsing cornice hazard is persisting above 800m. Have a nice, long waited powder day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 390cm
Base - 190cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 350cm
Base - 200cm

Annupuri:
Top - 380cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 5th March 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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2012/2013
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2011/2012
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4th March 5cm 10cm -
3rd March 10cm 15cm -
2nd March 0cm 10cm -
1st March 0cm 5cm -
28th February 3cm 5cm -
27th February 0cm 2cm -
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Previous 14 days total 70cm 157cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total 27cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1064cm 1493cm 0cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
27cm
[1064cm]
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[1064cm]
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2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
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[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
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164cm
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32cm
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