Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 11th January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Saturday 11th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3-15m/s (Hirafu)
Variable, reduced due to snow
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This report
Saturday 11th January 2014, 9:01am
25cm
Friday 10th January 2014, 8:45am 25cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 137cm
Last 14 reports (total): 227cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 192cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 590cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Saturday 11th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

First the great news.

Another 25cm of snow since yesterday. Yes, it just keeps on coming. And so do the cold temperatures, so snow conditions out on the mountain are just really great at the moment.

Less great is that wind is causing a few issues this morning - at Annupuri the Gondola, Jumbo 3 and 4 lifts are not moving at the moment; at Niseko Village the Gondola is on hold; and here at Grand Hirafu the top lifts at both Hirafu and Hanazono are on standby. Subject to change of course with the weather conditions. Fingers crossed on that score.

One more thing that I think I forgot to mention yesterday. Today and tomorrow are the weekend of course, but in Japan Monday is also a holiday making it a long weekend and one of the more popular 'ski weekends' of the season with Japanese. So it will be - and is already - busy.

Without wanting to sound repetitive, the snow should continue today and tomorrow and probably Monday too.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -10C, 30cm of fresh snow. Moiwa 800m: NW15m/s, -13C, 20cm of fresh snow with heavy development of snowdrifts, bad visibility. Annupuri 1000m: strong wind and bad visibility (6am), -11C, 20cm of fresh with snowdrift development. Hirafu1000m: 30cm of fresh, relatively protected from the wind. Annupuri peak 1308m: NW14.8m/s, -17.3C. Wind frecast at noon: NW18m/s. Coastal data: Benkei cape NW16m/s, Kamui cape WNW12m/s, 2.4m waves, 1018hPa.

Snowstrom is persisting and generating heavy snowdrift development. The avalanche hazard is extreme in 800m leeward steep slopes. Peak gates will be closed. Please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. Heavy snowfall and the new snowpack is deep and heavy. Cornices and knolls are extremely unstable. Do not stimulate these features. Avalanches are most likely to occur during stormy conditions. The snow in the trees is deep and good, but also easy to get stuck, stay close to the course. Beware of tumbles and suffocation. The snow condition is ever changing.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 340cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 250cm
Base - 180cm

Annupuri:
Top - 205cm
Base - 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Saturday 11th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 11th January 2014
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  2013/2014
*as of Saturday 11th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
11th January 25cm 35cm -
10th January 25cm 25cm -
9th January 10cm 5cm -
8th January 10cm 10cm -
7th January 15cm 15cm -
6th January 30cm 20cm -
5th January 22cm 20cm -
Previous 7 days total 137cm 130cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 227cm 203cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 192cm 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 590cm 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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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
192cm
[590cm]
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[590cm]
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[590cm]
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[590cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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