Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 6th January 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Monday 6th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3-8m/s (Hirafu)
Generally poor
This report
Monday 6th January 2014, 9:00am
30cm
Sunday 5th January 2014, 9:10am 22cm
Saturday 4th January 2014, 8:45am 15cm
Friday 3rd January 2014, 8:50am 15cm
Thursday 2nd January 2014, 8:55am 15cm
Wednesday 1st January 2014, 8:50am 10cm
Tuesday 31st December 2013, 8:40am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 112cm
Last 14 reports (total): 204cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 107cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 505cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Monday 6th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and what a very good morning it is and will be.

I have another 30cm or so of fresh snowfall to report from down here in the Hirafu village. It hasn't really let up since yesterday morning, so there's the answer to yesterday's 'which way will it go' question!

Conditions will continue to be simply excellent. What more can I say? Just take care you don't get lost in the snow.

It's supposed to ease off today and we might see some sun tomorrow, but who knows. I'll just let you know how things are tomorrow morning.

Niseko being so popular is of course busy throughout the peak season but now that the New Year period is over for most people, we should be getting back to normal from today.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -7C, 15cm of fresh crystal snow. Moiwa 800m: NW5m/s, calm, no development of snowdrifts. Annupuri 1150m: NW8m/s, light development of snowdrifts, 30cm of fresh, -11C. Hirafu: 15cm of fresh, calm. Peak 1308m: WNW7m/s, -13C. Coastal data: Benkei cape NW16m/s, Kamui cape W14m/s, 1.6m waves, 1014hPa.

Snow & wind will momentarily pick up under the wintry pressure pattern. Beware of sudden weather changes and poor visibility in areas above 800m. According to weather transition and observations, the general avalanche risk is low. The is not as deep as yesterday, epic conditions. Peak gates will open from the morning. Seek for ski patrol’s advice, carry backcountry safety gears and step out of bounds from the gates. Skiing steep faces like the Backbowl involves high risks at all time. Don’t take it easy, be aware of the consequences and be prudent. Too many people keep entering strictly off-limits Haru no Taki area and disrespecting the Rules. Violators will have their passes confiscated and banned from skiing in Niseko resorts. Having people respect the Rules is the only way to protect the current system allowing skiing out of bounds. Have a nice day.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 320cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 230cm
Base - 160cm

Annupuri:
Top - 190cm
Base - 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Monday 6th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 6th January 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 6th January 2014
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Monday 6th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
6th January 30cm 20cm -
5th January 22cm 20cm -
4th January 15cm 20cm -
3rd January 15cm 15cm -
2nd January 15cm 10cm -
1st January 10cm 20cm -
31st December 5cm 3cm -
Previous 7 days total 112cm 108cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 204cm 183cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 107cm 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 505cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 6th January 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
107cm
[505cm]
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[505cm]
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[505cm]
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[505cm]
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[505cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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