Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 7th January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:03am on Tuesday 7th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
2-9m/s (Hirafu)
Good
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This report
Tuesday 7th January 2014, 8:03am
15cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 122cm
Last 14 reports (total): 184cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 122cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 520cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Tuesday 7th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It's a calm morning in Niseko and we can actually see some mountains, including that very lovely one over there called Yotei.

More snowfall up until this morning though, about another 10-15cm since my last report.

There's still some cloud around this morning, but some blue sky as well and I do think the sun might shine down on us as well this morning. Take the chance while you can though as the snow clouds will probably be back soon though, perhaps even later today.

After that, snow lined up through into the weekend.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -5C, 2cm of fresh snow. Moiwa 800m: -8C, calm morning and minimal development of snowdrifts. Annupuri 1150m: -10C, light breeze. Annupuri peak: 1308m: WNW9m/s, -11C. Coastal data: Benkei cape NW11m/s, Kamui cape WSW10m/s, 1.2m waves, 1021hPa. Peak wind forecast at noon: W16m/s.

A high-pressure system is overlaying the mountain range; calm morning with light dusts. The overall avalanche hazard is low. Peak gates are scheduled to open from the morning. A westerly wind is forecasted to pick up later during the day; beware of sudden weather changes.

The area outside the boundary ropes is outside resort management; it is unmanaged and uncontrolled quasi-national park / mountain areas. Always be conscious of the risks involved in skiing in there. Guides and group leaders are responsible for the safety of their groups. Thoughtful evaluation of the group’s ability level is required when choosing the touring route. Be careful of trees and falling into hidden cracks. The hazards of winter mountains are not limited to avalanches. Do not duck ropes to step out of bounds.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 320cm
Base - 155cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 230cm
Base - 160cm

Annupuri:
Top - 190cm
Base - 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Tuesday 7th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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  2013/2014
*as of Tuesday 7th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
7th January 15cm 15cm -
6th January 30cm 20cm -
5th January 22cm 20cm -
4th January 15cm 20cm -
3rd January 15cm 15cm -
2nd January 15cm 10cm -
1st January 10cm 20cm -
Previous 7 days total 122cm 120cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 184cm 193cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 122cm 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 520cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
122cm
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[520cm]
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[520cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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