Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 1st December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Calm
Decent
This report
Sunday 1st December 2013, 9:30am
5cm
Saturday 30th November 2013, 9:00am 15cm
Friday 29th November 2013, 9:42am 25cm
Thursday 28th November 2013, 9:17am 12cm
Wednesday 27th November 2013, 9:42am 1cm
Monday 25th November 2013, 10:10am 0cm
Sunday 24th November 2013, 10:37am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 108cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 5cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 128cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 1st December 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

So we are now into December and the second day of the season here.

To recap, looking at our reports (the info can always be found on the bottom of the report pages), we observed 123cm of snowfall during the month of November. That's here in the base Hirafu area. As those who have followed our Niseko Now reports before will know, we also keep an eye on the official snowfall statistics coming from Kutchan town, and for November 2013 they had reported 99cm. It's expected that the base area will get more than the Kutchan reading, and of course that there will be more up on the slopes too.

Anyway, it was great to get out there yesterday. There's still some sasa still poking through on the runs. Some of the usual characters turned up for opening and there was a bit of a party feel going on, with limited operations not dampening spirits.

I'm seeing 5cm of snow since my last report this morning. Snow depth numbers at the resorts don't seem to have changed apart from 10cm being added to the upper slopes at Annupuri, and I am this morning hearing of 10cm or so fresh. It's just cloudy at the moment and no wind. All calm.

From today Niseko Grand Hirafu are operating the Ace Family lift as well as the two lifts they had open yesterday.

As planned the Community Chair and Banzai Chair lifts at Niseko Village are moving this morning.

And Niseko Annupuri are also opening the Gondola at 10am this morning and the Jumbo Number 3 lift at 10:15am.

Still very limited operations, but good to see more open up.

Another look at the forecast and a few sprinklings aside it's looking quite dry up through the end of the coming week. We'll keep an eye on that.

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Official snow depth numbers:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 100cm
Bottom - 60cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 60cm
Bottom - 30cm

Annupuri:
Top - 60cm
Bottom - 48cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 1st December 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations. Please see report.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st December 2013
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 1st December 2013
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st December 2013
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2013/2014
*as of Sunday 1st December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
1st December 5cm 10cm -
30th November 15cm 15cm -
29th November 25cm 1cm -
28th November 12cm 20cm -
27th November 1cm 1cm -
25th November 0cm 10cm -
24th November 0cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 58cm 62cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 108cm 128cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 5cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total - 443cm -
February observed snowfall total - 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 128cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st December 2013
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko 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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
5cm
[128cm]
-
[128cm]
-
[128cm]
-
[128cm]
-
[128cm]
-
[128cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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