Furano Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 30th December 2012

Furano Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:11pm on Sunday 30th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
-
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate Snow
wind condition
5 m/s
Fair
This report
Sunday 30th December 2012, 12:11pm
5cm
Saturday 29th December 2012, 17:06pm 3cm
Friday 28th December 2012, 9:37am 7cm
Thursday 27th December 2012, 9:46am 5cm
Wednesday 26th December 2012, 12:59pm 15cm
Monday 24th December 2012, 15:03pm 0cm
Sunday 23rd December 2012, 10:49am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 152cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 221cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:11pm on Sunday 30th December 2012
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

It's currently -3 and snowing outside, but the big story today is the wind whipping around out there. Wind speeds are currently clocking in anywhere from 5-7 m/s, with even stronger gusts at times. Unfortunately the resort has been forced to close the Kitanomine Gondola and Furano Downhill Romance Lift #3 for the time being, but safety is the number one concern here.

On the plus side the snow is coming down in droves. However, with all that wind, the white stuff is being blown around and piling up on the sides of courses and lesser-traversed runs. The system moving across Hokkaido is coming from the south, bringing with it unseasonably warm temperatures. The forecast for the evening calls for this snow to turn into a wintry mix briefly before changing back to all snow, but we shall see what the weather has in store. Regardless, this should not affect the upper mountain, which should come away with plenty of fresh from this storm.

Archive report: Posted at 12:11pm on Sunday 30th December 2012
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating except Kitanomine Gondola, Furano Downhill Romance Lift #3, and Kitanomine#3 single chair.

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29th December 3cm - -
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26th December 15cm - -
24th December 0cm - -
23rd December 5cm - -
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December observed snowfall total 152cm 129cm -
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Season observed snowfall total 221cm 218cm 0cm
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