Furano Now daily snow and weather - Friday 23rd December 2016

Furano Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Furano (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:32am on Friday 23rd December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snow
wind condition
Strong wind
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:32am
29cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 9:18am 0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 10:55am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 9:19am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 9:17am 0cm
Sunday 18th December 2016, 11:41am 0cm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 16:52pm 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 73cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 133cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 243cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:32am on Friday 23rd December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

There is good news and not so good news out of Furano this morning. The good news is that we have been hit by a snow storm that arrived yesterday afternoon and has delivered a significant amount of snow. At the moment 29cm has accumulated since yesterday in the Kitanomine village.

The not so good news is that the snow storm has come with much wind. At village level the winds went from strong yesterday to severe overnight and back to strong. On the ski area itself wind is between strong and severe at the moment and this means that the resort is not able to operate any lifts except for the Prince Romance lift on the Furano Zone.

Around the resort there are some very deep drift areas of snow and some roads in Kitanomine have drifts up to a metre high and will require grading before cars can get out or use the roads.

Snow is expected to continue to fall during the day but the winds should start to reduce in intensity from now on.

Courses expected to be open today:

Prince Course & Todomatsu Course only.

Archive report: Posted at 9:32am on Friday 23rd December 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts closed except:

Prince Romance chairlift (Furano Zone) 8:30am - 16:30pm

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Friday 23rd December 2016
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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Furano Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 23rd December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd December 29cm 0cm 5cm
22nd December 0cm 10cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 5cm 5cm
20th December 0cm 20cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
18th December 0cm 5cm 10cm
17th December 5cm 10cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 60cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 73cm 60cm 61cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 77cm 15cm
December observed snowfall total 133cm 295cm 123cm
January observed snowfall total - 187cm 122cm
February observed snowfall total - 178cm 58cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 243cm 835cm 390cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Furano Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 110cm
[110cm]
133cm
[243cm]
- - - - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
295cm
[387cm]
187cm
[574cm]
178cm
[752cm]
83cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
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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