Furano Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 20th December 2015

Furano Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Furano region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:21am on Sunday 20th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Really cloudy with big fat snowclouds.
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
By Central Hokkaido standards I think this snowfall is moderate. My inner foreign self wants to say heavy but I think heavy here is when you feel like you need a snorkel.
wind condition
Beautifully still day today. Fat snowflakes falling straight down.
Clear but snow affected.
This report
Sunday 20th December 2015, 11:21am
20cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 12:06pm 10cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 12:26pm 5cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 10:42am 10cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 9:23am 0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 14:01pm 0cm
Monday 14th December 2015, 10:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 153cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 245cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:21am on Sunday 20th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Kitanomine zone open and it's snowing heavily.

So that's good.

Two chairs plus the link which means if you are staying on Furano Zone, you have to get yourself back there before the link closes and vice versa, but that's no big deal. Very fun.

Ski hosts should start providing their voluntary services very soon which is great if you want somebody to show you how to recognise the linking run and chairs. But if you get stuck on the wrong side at the wrong time, Prince hotels run a shuttle and taxis are no big deal.

But anyway, at 10.30am it was -4 at the Sorachi River crossing into town. It was -2C on my verandah in Kitanomine at 10am.

Snowing nice and heavy with no wind. Perfect in Central Hokkaido where the snow is (dare we say it) almost too light and wind can make off with it if you're unlucky. Furano is lucky today.

Photo 1 is the resort map of what is open today. Night skiing is only on the Furano Zone still but I think that might change quickly.

Photo 2 is the lackluster photo I took of Kitanomine Zone today when I didn't realise it was open. Sorry about that.

Archive report: Posted at 11:21am on Sunday 20th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Lots in Furano plus two on Kitanomine Zone plus link. That makes... eight.

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 20th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Sunday 20th 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 Sunday 20th 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 Sunday 20th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
20th December 20cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 10cm 0cm -
18th December 5cm 10cm 0cm
17th December 10cm 15cm 0cm
16th December 0cm - 40cm
15th December 0cm - 5cm
14th December 0cm 15cm 40cm
Previous 7 days total 45cm 42cm 85cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 56cm 97cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 153cm 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 245cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 20th 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]
153cm
[245cm]
-
[245cm]
-
[245cm]
-
[245cm]
-
[245cm]
-
[245cm]
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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