Furano Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 6th December 2015

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:46am on Sunday 6th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy and snowing with bursts of sunshine just to keep us smiling.
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow is falling but it's lightened up. It does pause for a few minutes every so often. It's probably been falling up the top all morning, though, judging by the clouds.
wind condition
Barely a breeze but there is a breeze at times.
Good visibility. Snow affected. Top of resort in cloud so visibility fair or poor at the top, most likely.
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This report
Sunday 6th December 2015, 11:46am
30cm
Saturday 5th December 2015, 11:46am 45cm
Friday 4th December 2015, 11:19am 5cm
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 10:22am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 10:53am 5cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 14:17pm 9cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 9:18am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 100cm
Last 14 reports (total): 172cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 100cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 192cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:46am on Sunday 6th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

I thought snowfall and sunshine would make a sparkly rainbow...

But it didn't.

Still very pretty today, though, with an extra 20 centimetres of snow falling overnight. Clearing snow at least once a day, twice is better, is a never-ending challenge now. But it's also a bit zen and enjoyable. So far... ask me in February.

Some industrious person had cleared the stairs up to one of the Kitanomine gondola carparks today, so I went up for a look.

Very deep snow (duh) and signs that a groomer has come right down the the Kitanomine gondola station, not quite under the quad chair but along the side it. Nice to see.

As I stood there, I heard a magnificent hum and thrum of snow grooming machines (which I am sure have a more technical name). I hope, sincerely, they do not wake the bears.

All this was about 8am (it's my day off today so I'm running a bit later) but then at about 9.30am there was glorious sunshine. That's when I ran outside, a grown adult, thinking I might see a sparkling rainbow.

At 8am it was below zero celsius at Kitanomine Village. I just crossed the Sorachi River into town and it was zero. There is no breeze to speak of.

The resort has opened the 'Furano Zone' right down to the bottom, which means the 100 person gondola and the top chair (2 person) are open but now you can ski the full 900 plus metres down. Yay!

Photo 1 is my view from the Kitanomine gondola carpark to its south.
Photo 2 is the view back towards Furano-shi (town)

Have a great day. Hope it's lovely where you are.

Archive report: Posted at 11:46am on Sunday 6th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

One 100 person gondola, one 2 person chair, but full top to bottom now open in the Furano Zone (New Prince side).

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Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 6th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Sunday 6th December 2015
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Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 6th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base 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 Sunday 6th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
6th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
5th December 45cm - 0cm
4th December 5cm - 0cm
3rd December 0cm - -
2nd December 5cm 0cm 20cm
1st December 9cm - -
1st December 6cm - -
Previous 7 days total 100cm 15cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 172cm 15cm 50cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 100cm 123cm 155cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 192cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 6th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
100cm
[192cm]
-
[192cm]
-
[192cm]
-
[192cm]
-
[192cm]
-
[192cm]
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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