Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 13th February 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 13th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times and in places
wind condition
N8m/s - W5m/s
Fair
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This report
Friday 13th February 2015, 8:31am
2cm
Thursday 12th February 2015, 9:07am 3cm
Wednesday 11th February 2015, 8:37am 45cm
Tuesday 10th February 2015, 8:29am 10cm
Monday 9th February 2015, 8:30am 10cm
Sunday 8th February 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 7th February 2015, 8:06am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 116cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 116cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 922cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 13th February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from the Niseko area here on this Friday morning.

Just a few cm of snowfall to report to you this morning. It's cloudy and light snow has been falling - not the kind right now that is going to bring in big numbers, but it's forecast to get heavier during the day today with hopefully heavy snow overnight tonight and the snow continuing over the weekend and perhaps into early next week.

It's busy, busy here now - peak of the peak season and the Chinese New Year holidays.

All resorts look to be open as normal this morning, so another fun day ahead.

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So far this month I have logged a total of 116cm as my observed snowfall. Last February for the whole month the corresponding observed number here at base was 178cm, which was if I remember correctly somewhat disappointing (even given the fact that we always want more!)

We're not halfway through the month yet so still a long way to go. Lots of regular fresh snow please!

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning.

Niseko Hanazono:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning.

Niseko Village:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning.

Niseko Annupuri:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning.
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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -7C, light breeze, 2cm snowfall. Moiwa 800m: light breeze, -10C, light dusts. Hirafu 1000m: W7m/s, -10C. Peak 1308m: northerly, speed n/a, -10.9C. Coastal data: Benkei cape S3m/s, Kamui cape WSW8m/s, 1005hPa, 0.8m waves.

The snowpack above Feb 7th layer is now mostly stable and the general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates 2 & 3 are scheduled to open. Listen to the ski patrol’s instruction and be prepared before stepping out of the gates. Traversing under cornices is total lack of common sense; we wonder if those who do have ever imagined the consequences and the risks they’re taking. The past avalanche accidents in Niseko have all been triggered by those nonsense traverses. Avalanches don’t happen all the time, but will do when the conditions allow. You might luckily get away, but people who follow your track may be caught in one. You are morally responsible of the results. There are so many people visiting Niseko; whether being a total beginner or experienced mountain skier, the value of one Life is equally precious. We beg you to, please, not make those awful traverse track from gate no.2 across O-sawa (Annupuri bowl) to the Western Ridge. Have a nice day.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 430cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 300cm
Base - 190cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 335cm
Base - 200cm

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Lifts open for night skiing (planned):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift

Niseko Hanazono Resort
No night skiing at the Hanazono area

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 13th February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts set to open as normal this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 13th February 2015
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 13th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
13th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
12th February 3cm 5cm 10cm
11th February 45cm 0cm 10cm
10th February 10cm 0cm 10cm
9th February 10cm 0cm 35cm
8th February 0cm 5cm 20cm
7th February 3cm 15cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 73cm 25cm 85cm
Previous 14 days total 116cm 99cm 117cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 116cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 922cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 13th February 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
116cm
[922cm]
-
[922cm]
-
[922cm]
-
[922cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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