Furano Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 15th December 2012

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:04pm on Saturday 15th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light
Excellent
This report
Saturday 15th December 2012, 1:04pm
15cm
Friday 14th December 2012, 10:32am 0cm
Thursday 13th December 2012, 14:17pm 0cm
Wednesday 12th December 2012, 13:18pm 3cm
Tuesday 11th December 2012, 13:50pm 0cm
Monday 10th December 2012, 11:51am 10cm
Sunday 9th December 2012, 14:34pm 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 70cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 139cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:04pm on Saturday 15th December 2012
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

The big story of the day is the 10-15cm we got blasted with yesterday afternoon and into the evening. The official forecast had called for snow showers with little to no accumulation, but the winds decided to favor us with a new blanket of the fluffy stuff. Those out there yesterday afternoon and early this morning were in for a big treat, as there were powder troves for everyone to be found around the mountain.

In other news, Kitanomine Zone is now partially open for skiing! For all you powder hounds out there ready to get at the freshly unlocked courses, please remember that snow depths on the Kitanomine Zone side of the mountain are somewhat less than that of the Furano Zone. There may be a few bushes here and there peaking through that snowpack, so be careful on those first few runs. However, on the whole this is great news, as it means that there is a whole lot of new terrain to explore for those of us who have already been out a few times this season.

It's currently -3 and cloudy with little chance of snow for the rest of the day. The sun looks like it might make its way through the cloud cover, warming things up a bit for those of you on the slopes this afternoon. Visibility is perfect, and winds are light and southerly.

All in all, it's a great day to be out there on the mountain.

Archive report: Posted at 1:04pm on Saturday 15th December 2012
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Lift operations:
Furano Ropeway 8:30-15:00
Downhill Romance #2
Downhill Romance #3
Prince Lift 9:00-20:00
Open courses:
Sailer Course (open)
Spies Course
Panorama
Prince
Ropeway Course

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  2012/2013
*as of Saturday 15th December 2012
2011/2012
Season
2010/2011
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15th December 15cm 2cm -
14th December 0cm 8cm -
13th December 0cm 25cm -
12th December 3cm 25cm -
11th December 0cm 5cm -
10th December 10cm 2cm -
9th December 12cm - -
Previous 7 days total 40cm 72cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 124cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 69cm 89cm -
December observed snowfall total 70cm 129cm -
January observed snowfall total - - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 139cm 218cm 0cm
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