Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 14th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Monday 14th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Monday 14th January 2019, 8:20am
0cm
Sunday 13th January 2019, 8:31am 1cm
Saturday 12th January 2019, 8:17am 2cm
Friday 11th January 2019, 8:30am 2cm
Thursday 10th January 2019, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 8:13am 20cm
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 8:28am 24cm
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 119cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 119cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 536cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Monday 14th January 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

I have another 1cm of fresh snow to report to you this morning from here at base.

Yesterday was a fine day with varying amounts of cloud around along with some blue sky and sunshine.

This morning we are starting the day with lovely blue skies. Mt Yotei has decided to go without any headwear this morning, and while I wouldn't recommend that to people heading out this morning it does look like today and tomorrow are going to be relatively mild during the daytime.

Peak gates should be open and everywhere is go.

It should be a good day but... more fresh snow please. (From tomorrow night?)

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I was just looking at the news from Europe yesterday. Ski resorts will be happy to be getting lots of snow, but it is very sad and sobering to hear about the various problems and even fatalities that are being reported. Let's hope there will be no more of that.

And while unrelated, always remember to keep the safety thing in mind.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 6.00am: -6°, no new snow, a bit of radiant cooling. Moiwa 800m: -8.2°, NW1.5m/s, trace new snow. Mikaeri Weather Station: -9°, light wind, minor snowdrift development. Annupuri 1120m: snow depth 185cm. Hirafu Peak : -12°, N5-10m/s, minor snowdrift development. Mizuno no Sawa: 1cm new snow in last 24hrs, snowpack 115cm. Kutchan Weather Station: -7.7°, snow depth 116cm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: E2m/s. Kamui Cape: SSE2m/s, 1024hPa, wave 0.6m.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is shallow and both sea and mountains are calm. From observation the snowpack has stabilised with no new snow. General avalanche risk is low. A dense fog may form at around 700m due to a temperature inversion. Take care if white out conditions encountered. Peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice and prepare before venturing out of bounds. Don't follow someone you don't know, you may get lost and always know your current location.

People keep falling into and getting hurt at Moiwa's Hells Gate. Please use the Mikaeri Forest road to return to Moiwa, it is groomed all the way now. Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Monday 14th January 2019
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report. Subject to change!

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 260cm
- Base: 125cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts are operating as planned
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening
- The Center Four lift will be open from 8:00am until 8:20am until 31st January 2019 (500 yen charge required).

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 190cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts are operating as planned
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 265cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts are operating as planned
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 270cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts are operating as planned (Country Road not operating)
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Monday 14th January 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas are go!

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 14th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 14th January 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 14th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 14th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
14th January 0cm 5cm 13cm
13th January 1cm 18cm 18cm
12th January 2cm 9cm 12cm
11th January 2cm 10cm 8cm
10th January 0cm 6cm 3cm
9th January 20cm 0cm 0cm
8th January 24cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 49cm 51cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 119cm 91cm 63cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 119cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total - 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 536cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 14th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
119cm
[536cm]
-
[536cm]
-
[536cm]
-
[536cm]
-
[536cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
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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