Furano Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd January 2016

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 4:34pm on Saturday 2nd January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snowclouds all day.
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy lovely fat dry snow all afternoon. Flurries in the morning.
wind condition
Typically still today.
Good but snow affected
This report
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 4:34pm
24cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 17:12pm 10cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 15:48pm 3cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 14:44pm 4cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 13:35pm 16cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 11:58am 41cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 12:27pm 26cm
Last 7 reports (total): 124cm
Last 14 reports (total): 196cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 34cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 421cm

Archive report: Posted at 4:34pm on Saturday 2nd January 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Yes I would call that heavy snow.

I often struggle between what is moderate snow and what is heavy snow. I think it’s because I have skied the last decade in Japan plus I grew up in Canada plus I had a season’s pass in Colorado one year, plus a few other snowy experiences over the years.

So snow has to fall heavily against a ridiculous amount of criteria for me to consider it heavy. Completely subjective, of course! But for about the last 4 hours (my lunch break until now) it has been snowing heavily.

At 7am it was -5C at the top and -3C at the base. The snow base was listed by the resort as 205cm.

No wind as usual and there's no break in the snow forecast, which we mustn't grumble about.

Hope it's wonderful where you are and you have until tomorrow to get to a shrine in the first 3 days of the new year to wish it in.

Photo 1 is Kitanomine Zone from the comfort of the walkway from the restaurant. Taken about midday.

Photo 2 is the view from the street at the Kitanomine building

Archive report: Posted at 4:34pm on Saturday 2nd January 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

The resort is open

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Saturday 2nd January 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Furano Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 2nd January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
2nd January 24cm 0cm 20cm
1st January 10cm 0cm 5cm
31st December 3cm 10cm 10cm
30th December 4cm 5cm 10cm
29th December 16cm 10cm 5cm
28th December 41cm 0cm 5cm
27th December 26cm 2cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 124cm 27cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 196cm 67cm 63cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 295cm 123cm 155cm
January observed snowfall total 34cm 122cm 174cm
February observed snowfall total - 58cm 92cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 105cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 35cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 421cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Furano Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
295cm
[387cm]
34cm
[421cm]
-
[421cm]
-
[421cm]
-
[421cm]
-
[421cm]
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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