Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 14th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:23am on Thursday 14th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
2-6m/s (Hirafu)
Generally quite poor
This report
Thursday 14th February 2013, 8:23am
20cm
Wednesday 13th February 2013, 9:20am 0cm
Tuesday 12th February 2013, 8:44am 10cm
Monday 11th February 2013, 9:01am 10cm
Sunday 10th February 2013, 9:06am 10cm
Saturday 9th February 2013, 8:05am 35cm
Friday 8th February 2013, 9:23am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 105cm
Last 14 reports (total): 137cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 137cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1116cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Thursday 14th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Yesterday we ended up with a very fine day in Niseko. The sun was out and we got some very nice blue skies.

Snow clouds moved in and by late afternoon it was snowing. The result is up to 20cm or so of lovely fresh dry light snow on the ground this morning in the village area. No doubt more than that up on the mountain. Snow is still falling now and visibility is pretty low this morning. A small price to pay.

It's not as cold this morning, right now around -4 degrees in the Hirafu area, and it's fairly calm with a light north westerly wind, so no worries about lift operations this morning - they should all be up and running as planned at the resorts.

The forecast for the coming week looks like we should see pretty consistent snowfall on and off and temperatures remaining suitably low. Sounds good to me.

Should be a good day. See you tomorrow.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 480cm
Bottom - 205cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 365cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Village
Top - 390cm
Bottom - 220cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am:-6C, 15cm of crystal snow. Moiwa 800m: -8C, 20cm of new snow, calm wind and no development of snowdrifts. Annupuri peak:W5.8m/s, -11.6C. Coastal data: WNW11m/s, 0.8m waves and 1019hPa.

A notable layer (Feb 13th) has formed due to yesterday's sunshine and 15-30cm of new snow has blanketed it. The pressure isobars are spaced out and the no notable development of snowdrifts can be observed under 800m. A moderate westerly wind (10m/s) is stagnating above 1000m and slowly forming soft slabs in leeward slopes. Large surface slab slide from Feb 13th layer is to be taken into consideration in 40°leeward slopes, however the general avalanche risk is low. The snow in the trees has been reset. Another magical day in Niseko.

Gates 2 & 3 are scheduled to open at 10am. Be equipped and well prepared for backcountry riding. Intermittent snowfall is forecasted during the morning and the visibility will remain bad. The are no indications in the out of bounds areas, ignorantly following other people or unknown tracks may lead you straying in the middle of nowhere. Carry at least a map. One easy mistake can lead to serious consequences in the backcountry. Beware of hitting trees and falling into cracks. Cracks are forming everywhere now and cannot be seen from above. Have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Thursday 14th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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December observed snowfall total 418cm - -
January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
February observed snowfall total 137cm - -
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