Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 1st November 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:23am on Thursday 1st November 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Good
This report
Thursday 1st November 2018, 7:23am
2cm
Friday 19th October 2018, 13:39pm 0cm
Sunday 6th May 2018, 9:20am 0cm
Saturday 5th May 2018, 7:56am 0cm
Friday 4th May 2018, 8:21am 0cm
Thursday 3rd May 2018, 8:21am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 7:53am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (November 2018) total: 2cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 2cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:23am on Thursday 1st November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning and a quick report to follow on from my report last week.

It has been getting colder over the last few days with the first snow to be seen up on the ski hills.

And... yesterday we got our first snowfall down to the village area. Enough for me to get my observed snowfall going and get officially excited.

Hurray!

The sun is out this morning and it looks like it should get a little warmer over the next few days.

Just over three weeks to go...

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Here are the official planned opening dates of the ski resorts:

- Niseko Grand Hirafu: Friday 23rd November 2018
- Niseko Annupuri: Friday 23rd November 2018
- Niseko Village: Saturday 1st December 2018
- Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 1st December 2018

Once again I plan to be here with you every single day of the 2018-2019 ski season once it kicks off. And I will try to be here from time to time with some updates before then.

In the meantime, if you want to read the 'end of season' report page from last season, here it is.

PS: Update on that giant bug from my report last week: happily, it did not destroy the Hirafu Gondola, which is all there and ready to go. Phew.

PS2: The snowfall I logged in the report today should really have been recorded as being for yesterday, 31st October. I was out of Niseko yesterday and so could not post a report. I'll be more strict with myself once the daily routine gets going, I promise.

Archive report: Posted at 7:23am on Thursday 1st November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

First lifts plan to get moving from 23rd November

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 1st November 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 1st November 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 1st November 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
1st November 2cm - -
19th October 0cm - -
6th May 0cm 0cm -
5th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 0cm 4cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total - 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total - 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total - 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 2cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 1st November 2018
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 0cm
[0cm]
2cm
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
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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