Furano Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 7th January 2016

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:47pm on Thursday 7th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds with blue breaks. No actual sunshine I have experienced, but blue sky nonetheless.
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Fuwa fuwa yuki falling off and on today. Snowing now.
wind condition
Lovely and still today.
Good to fair depending on low cloud, snow falling, and your exact location on the resort.
PLEASE READ THIS
This report
Thursday 7th January 2016, 2:47pm
5cm
Wednesday 6th January 2016, 14:02pm 5cm
Tuesday 5th January 2016, 15:33pm 30cm
Monday 4th January 2016, 17:31pm 12cm
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 15:19pm 16cm
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 16:34pm 24cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 17:12pm 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 102cm
Last 14 reports (total): 229cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 102cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 489cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:47pm on Thursday 7th January 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Back to the dry, light snow we know and love.

Last night I had a night ski and was pleased and relieved to find dry and light Central Hokkaido snow under my skis and falling all around.

I have been loving the powder until now but with warmer low temperatures, it hasn't always been the ultra dry snow you cannot pack or roll snow-abdomens and craniums with. It's been great, but it hasn't been what we're used to.

Last night there was still knee deep snow on the side of the runs right down low in Kitanomine zone. That's pretty awesome and tells me the powder stashes and pockets up high must be really deep.

I took photos today at 1.30pm and it was very bright, blue sky to the east. Then 30 minutes later when I walked back after lunch, it was misty with low cloud to the west (towards the resort). Now, 30 minutes after that, it is bright towards town with moderate snow is falling.

At 7am today, 5cm of fresh had fallen since the previous 7am check. Just in the hour I skied last night at least 2cm fell. But it compacts and drifts around.

The resort is now (at 7am) estimating the top of the resort's base at 2.6m which is great.

This morning it was -10C up top and -8C at the base of the resort. Now it's about -5C in Kitanomine Village which I reckon is perfect. No wind so it doesn't feel cold and it's cold enough to keep the snow fluffy.

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Important message:

We would just like to mention that we noticed some inaccuracies in the ‘observed snowfall’ number data that had been logged in some of the Furano reports over the last few weeks. It appears that there were a few (of course unintentionally) incorrect numbers added for this number, which represents the amount of snowfall observed at base areas.

We have made appropriate checks and adjustments and feel that these numbers have now been corrected.

It is of course very important to us that what is published on SnowJapan reports is accurate and as such would like to apologise for this situation. Thank you!

Archive report: Posted at 2:47pm on Thursday 7th January 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Furano is open - though the Furano Downhill Number 1 high speed lift is closed presently due to maintenance

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Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Thursday 7th January 2016
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Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th January 2016
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 Thursday 7th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
7th January 5cm 15cm 10cm
6th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
5th January 30cm 2cm 7cm
4th January 12cm 10cm 7cm
3rd January 16cm 5cm 10cm
2nd January 24cm 0cm 20cm
1st January 10cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 102cm 32cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 229cm 69cm 97cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 295cm 123cm 155cm
January observed snowfall total 102cm 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 489cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th January 2016
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]
295cm
[387cm]
102cm
[489cm]
-
[489cm]
-
[489cm]
-
[489cm]
-
[489cm]
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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