Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 9th January 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 9th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3m/s (Hifaru)
Generally poor
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This report
Thursday 9th January 2014, 8:40am
10cm
Wednesday 8th January 2014, 8:30am 10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 117cm
Last 14 reports (total): 197cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 142cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 540cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 9th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Another 10cm here in Hirafu this morning.

Even when it gets milder up here, the snow never seems to be far away in season! One of the things to surely love about Niseko.

Anyway, it is colder this morning and it's set to get colder still over the next few days. Snowfall is forecast right through until next week as well so we should be seeing regular topups. Hopefully the wind will behave

I hope you can be here to enjoy it. Remember to wrap up well!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -7C, 5cm of dry snow flakes. Moiwa 800m: -10C, 10cm of fresh and light development of snowdrifts. Annupuri 1150m: -12C, NNE8m/s, moderate development of snowdrifts. Annupuri peak 1308m: NNW7.6m, -14C. Wind forecast at noon: NW15m/s. Coastal data: Benkei cape NNW8m/s, Kamui cape: NW8m/s, 1.6m waves, 1009hPa. Snowpack at Mizuno no sawa knoll: 280cm.

Significant cold air-mass is approaching and will make snow & wind pick up later today. General avalanche risk remains low this morning; however will rise from higher altitude slopes as the snowdrifts start to develop. Peak gate will open from the morning. Pay attention to the ski patrol’s advices and make sure to carry backcountry safety equipment when stepping out of bounds. Beware of sudden weather changes. Do not forget that outside the gates is outside resort management. Cornice slopes above 1200m, such as the Backbowl’s sidewalls, should be avoided today as slides from Jan 7th layer are to be expected. Most avalanche accidents are caused by fractures of developing snowdrifts (surface slabs). Niseko terrain is generally gentle, however avalanche accidents do happen if the conditions are right. Please do respect the Niseko Rules to protect the freedom and safety of resort-access backcountry skiing. Do not duck ropes. Mizuno no sawa educational program is starting from today.

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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 - 200cm
Base - 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 9th 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 Niseko Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 9th January 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 9th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
9th January 10cm 5cm -
8th January 10cm 10cm -
7th January 15cm 15cm -
6th January 30cm 20cm -
5th January 22cm 20cm -
4th January 15cm 20cm -
3rd January 15cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 117cm 105cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 197cm 178cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 142cm 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 540cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th January 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
142cm
[540cm]
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[540cm]
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[540cm]
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[540cm]
-
[540cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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