Furano Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:08pm on Saturday 16th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
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Snow
wind condition
Light wind
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Saturday 16th March 2013, 12:08pm
10cm
Friday 15th March 2013, 0:14am 0cm
Thursday 14th March 2013, 9:15am 5cm
Wednesday 13th March 2013, 11:14am 0cm
Tuesday 12th March 2013, 10:18am 2cm
Monday 11th March 2013, 9:19am 40cm
Sunday 10th March 2013, 11:58am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 125cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 145cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 658cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:08pm on Saturday 16th March 2013
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

A cold front swept its way across Central Hokkaido last night and into the morning, bringing with it colder temperatures and plenty of heavy, wet snow. Temperatures actually rose overnight before turning south of the freezing mark around 9am this morning. Since then, we've seen almost 10cm of big, fluffy flakes extremely high in moisture content. Not quite the dry, powder-like snow we're used to here in Furano, but as Spring approaches we can expect to see a lot more of this variety of snow.

The good news is that there should be plenty of fresh out there. The downside is turns will be a lot slower especially on the lower half of the mountain where the heaviest snow is falling, so please take that into account when speeding down the mountain.

The All-Japan High School Ski Tournament held every year in Furano continues today, but only Spies and Ropeway courses are closed off to the public today. Both Panorama and Technical are now open for everyone.

Temperatures are now hovering around -2 and continuing to fall as the day progresses. Expect overnight lows around -8 with snow falling throughout the evening hours. Tomorrow should be relatively calm with cloudy skies and seasonable temperatures.

Archive report: Posted at 12:08pm on Saturday 16th March 2013
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

The following courses are closed to the public due to ski competitions:
Closed until March 17: Spies, Ropeway.

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  2012/2013
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2011/2012
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15th March 0cm - -
14th March 5cm - -
13th March 0cm - -
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11th March 40cm - -
10th March 15cm - -
Previous 7 days total 72cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 125cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 69cm 89cm -
December observed snowfall total 162cm 129cm -
January observed snowfall total 130cm - -
February observed snowfall total 152cm - -
March observed snowfall total 145cm - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 658cm 218cm 0cm
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69cm
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162cm
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130cm
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152cm
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145cm
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