Furano Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th December 2015

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:27pm on Sunday 27th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Seriously cloudy dumping snow
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Blizzard at base, snowing heavily up top.
wind condition
Pretty windy right now in town.
Poor and snow affected. Ski responsibly. Sheltered on most runs but take care.
This report
Sunday 27th December 2015, 12:27pm
26cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 12:31pm 22cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 12:02pm 15cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 12:59pm 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 9:42am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 11:29am 10cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 15:51pm 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 78cm
Last 14 reports (total): 123cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 231cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 323cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:27pm on Sunday 27th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Heavy snow at Furano

Snow in the face for those who went up the mountain for a ski this morning.

My friends are still up there and loving it. Visibility turning to poor now as the winds increase. Was still earlier but now a ground blizzard in Furano Town so undoubtedly getting windy on the resort.

A good half metre of fresh down in Kitanomine village so there would be close to a metre of snow to play in at the top of the resort. At least thigh deep.

Just a reminder that if you like the side country, backcountry, or cross-country skiing, always be sensible. Hire a guide unless you really know the terrain and weather conditions and by know, I mean you've been out with guides in the area before and you are prepared for all conditions.

Not to be heavy, but in Central Hokkaido people have died near the piste simply because they saw great snow, headed out of bounds, then came unstuck.

With the deepest respect to her friends and family, the person I am thinking of was at a resort in our region. She did not venture far off piste but came off her snowboard, could not be seen, could not be heard, and because our snow is so light and dry, could not climb back on her board. She perished.

Her tragedy can serve to remind us all that what looks beautiful and benign (for what is more beautiful than soft, white snow?) can be treacherous. Like the blue sea or the gurgling river or a sunlit expanse of terrain.

But we must respect nature always. She is beautiful and giving but she is a strength we cannot fathom.

Be careful folks and have a great ski or board today. My family is sitting by the fire heading out for the occasional sled in the yard today, but our friends are loving the mountain. If the snow lets up, I am taking the young ones for a night ski tonight - the Kitanomine Zone is now fully open, night skiing included, wee hoo!

Please take care.

Ps

The other half of yesterday's story, the petite American woman who experienced neck-deep snow at the top of the Kitanomine Gondola, is that I did the very same thing!

The first time I skied Furano I did a turn or maybe two and went over, spending the better part of 15 minutes rolling around on my back trying to get vertical.

And I have loved Furano ever since. Hope I see her here again.

Archive report: Posted at 12:27pm on Sunday 27th December 2015
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

All 10 lifts operating. All runs open. Night skiing now available on both sides of the resort. Beginners' magic carpet now operating on both sides of the resort.

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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent Furano Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Furano Now reports up until Sunday 27th December 2015
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Furano Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2015
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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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 27th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
27th December 26cm 2cm 6cm
26th December 22cm 5cm 2cm
25th December 15cm 5cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 20cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 5cm 0cm
22nd December 10cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 5cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 78cm 42cm 8cm
Previous 14 days total 123cm 84cm 93cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 231cm 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 323cm 390cm 591cm
Furano Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
231cm
[323cm]
-
[323cm]
-
[323cm]
-
[323cm]
-
[323cm]
-
[323cm]
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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