Furano Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:11am on Wednesday 9th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It's a very blue day with picturesque clouds.
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snow and none forecast for a few days at least.
wind condition
Very still today.
Clear. You can see the Tokachi Mountains like they are at the end of your arm.
This report
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 11:11am
0cm
Tuesday 8th December 2015, 11:45am 3cm
Monday 7th December 2015, 11:01am 5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 88cm
Last 14 reports (total): 143cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 108cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:11am on Wednesday 9th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

My friend just sent me photos from the gondola.

And it looks really, really nice. Much nicer than my office which has a bright blue sky out the window, fluffy white clouds, gleaming snowpack everywhere, and a ski resort where he is right now. Not where I am right now. Seeing the resort out my window was almost tolerable from this distance but now is excruciatingly out of reach.

No wind today, was -6C at 8am when I took my daughter to school. Warmed up to a balmy -5 now but the sunshine is glorious so I dare say my so-called friend will be taking off a few layers. On the mountain. Where he is.

The forecast has no snow on it, but what is interesting is at this stage at 6am tomorrow, they are forecasting 1C and rain. I am not panicking myself, though, because the weather stations that they use to determine our forecast are in Asahikawa (60km north) and Tokachidake (about 70km east), both with different micro climates to ours. But I will keep an eagle eye and let you know. 6am is worryingly early for 1C though... Mother nature is definitely a minx.

The resort's official snow depth is still listed as 105cm.

Photo 1 is what my friend just saw from the gondola near the New Prince Hotel at Furano Resort. That's the hotel to the left. That far chair near the hotel is now spinning, too.

Photo 2 is what my friend just saw from the gondola as it took him up, up, up the hill to ski down. While we all look at our screens longingly.

Archive report: Posted at 11:11am on Wednesday 9th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Ever increasing. Three humming today (one gondola, one 2 seater chair, one quad chair) but we aren't sure the quad is taking skiers yet.

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Wednesday 9th December 2015
(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 Wednesday 9th December 2015
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 Wednesday 9th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
9th December 0cm 3cm 8cm
8th December 3cm - -
7th December 5cm 5cm 3cm
6th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
5th December 45cm - 0cm
4th December 5cm - 0cm
3rd December 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 88cm 8cm 56cm
Previous 14 days total 143cm 23cm 61cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 108cm 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 200cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th December 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
108cm
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
-
[200cm]
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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