Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd February 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 2nd February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain!
wind condition
Strong winds, Base 7m/s; Top 15m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
This report
Saturday 2nd February 2013, 8:43am
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Friday 1st February 2013, 12:54pm 0cm
Thursday 31st January 2013, 8:47am 0cm
Wednesday 30th January 2013, 9:05am 10cm
Tuesday 29th January 2013, 9:38am 0cm
Monday 28th January 2013, 8:40am 3cm
Sunday 27th January 2013, 9:24am 45cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 0cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 979cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 2nd February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Actually, it's not really a good morning. It's quite miserable really. Wet, grey and windy.

Let's go back to yesterday. It was warm and grey, a showing of light snowfall from time to time. Rain started to come down properly earlier this morning and it continues now, agonisingly further spoiling our precious snow! It's +4C here at the moment which is obviously way too warm.

What's more, strong winds are affecting lift operations with the top lifts at each of the resorts on hold this morning due to the conditions. The gondola at Niseko Village is also not moving this morning.

All the signs really of one of those rare days when a fair few people will opt out to do something else.

If you do wish to venture out, be aware of the risks. Avalanche warnings are out and as the report below suggests, it's probably a day for the groomers.

Or an onsen.

I know you want some good news and I have some of that as well. Hurray!

Yes, looks like it should get cold later on today quick quickly to be followed by snow. Possibly heavy snowfall. That's more like it. At the risk of being a bit gloomy today, I need to also add that strong winds are very likely tomorrow as well as the snow.

Take care and have fun where you can find it.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 390cm
Bottom - 170cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Village
Top - 360cm
Bottom - 200cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: +3C, rain melting snow. Moiwa 800m: SE10m/s gusts, -1C, wet snowfall and bad visibility with development of snowdrifts. Annupuri peak: WNW14.9m/s, -38C. Coastal data: S23m/s, 1.5m waves and 998hPa.

A strong warm air mass is flowing in due to the approaching low-pressure system. Rain below 500m altitude and wet snow above 600m. Heavy snowdrifts are developing in various areas and heavy slabs are likely to slide in areas above 800m. Cracks are forming and enlarging in steep slopes below 500m. Full-depth avalanches risk will rise as the rain infiltrates between the ground and the snowpack. Wet & heavy slabs are likely to slide under lift-lines and gullies. All gates will be closed today due to high risk of avalanches. The snow is heavy and difficult to control; be prudent. Better stay on the groomers today. Do not duck ropes and have a safe day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 2nd February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open. Further details in report.

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