Furano Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Furano Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Furano (Hokkaido), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 12:43pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation
wind condition
Light wind
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 12:43pm
0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 9:00am 0cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 10:33am 0cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 14:17pm 0cm
Saturday 25th March 2017, 13:01pm 0cm
Friday 24th March 2017, 7:47am 1cm
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 6:44am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 15cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 70cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 616cm

After having been for a ski myself this morning I am pleased to be able to report that the snow conditions continue to be excellent for this time of year. The snow is firm spring snow top to bottom, with the lower half softening from mid morning onwards in the sunlight, but the upper mountain remaining firm. So whether you like soft spring snow or wintery snow, the mountain is offering both options at the moment. The morning was 50/50 cloud and blue sky, but has now become mostly cloudy. There is a light wind in the village and that can be stronger near the top of the resort.

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

FURANO ZONE
Furano Ropeway 9:00am-16:00pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #2 chairlift 8:45am-16:00pm.
Furano Downhill Romance #3 chairlift 9:00am-16:00pm.
Prince Romance chairlift 9:00am-16:00pm.

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Tuesday 28th March 2017
LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily, some will become less than daily once we get into April.

Once the season has finished everywhere, we will be adding a general season wrap up to each of the reports, where we will also answer questions and comments that we regularly get sent. Some do keep on coming back! The end of season message will be up at the end of Golden Week in early May.

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Furano
170cm
(0cm)
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 29th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Wednesday 29th March 2017
(View more analysis here)
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 29th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Furano Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 29th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
29th March 0cm 0cm -
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm - 0cm
26th March 0cm - 0cm
25th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th March 1cm 0cm -
23rd March 3cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 4cm 1cm
Previous 14 days total 15cm 9cm 1cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 77cm 15cm
December observed snowfall total 178cm 295cm 123cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 187cm 122cm
February observed snowfall total 132cm 178cm 58cm
March observed snowfall total 70cm 83cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 616cm 835cm 390cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 29th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Furano Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 110cm
[110cm]
178cm
[288cm]
126cm
[414cm]
132cm
[546cm]
70cm
[616cm]
- -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
295cm
[387cm]
187cm
[574cm]
178cm
[752cm]
83cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
123cm
[138cm]
122cm
[260cm]
58cm
[318cm]
70cm
[388cm]
2cm
[390cm]
0cm
[390cm]
2013/2014 season - 30cm
[30cm]
155cm
[185cm]
174cm
[359cm]
92cm
[451cm]
105cm
[556cm]
35cm
[591cm]
0cm
[591cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
69cm
[69cm]
162cm
[231cm]
130cm
[361cm]
152cm
[513cm]
219cm
[732cm]
19cm
[751cm]
0cm
[751cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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Furano Now reports from the same period last season
Furano Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Furano Now by clicking on the month