Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 19th January 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Sunday 19th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy at the moment
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow easing > clearing
wind condition
7-12m/s (Hirafu)
OK, improving
This report
Sunday 19th January 2014, 9:25am
2cm
Saturday 18th January 2014, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 17th January 2014, 9:55am 10cm
Thursday 16th January 2014, 8:55am 25cm
Wednesday 15th January 2014, 8:00am 15cm
Tuesday 14th January 2014, 9:20am 40cm
Monday 13th January 2014, 9:03am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 122cm
Last 14 reports (total): 262cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 339cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 737cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Sunday 19th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Just a few cm of snow to report from here in Hirafu village area this morning. It has been a somewhat dull and overcast start to the day here though things have been clearing up away from the mountain and looking out towards Yotei where there's lots of clear blue sky. Some bright areas on the lower mountain as well at the moment... feels like it's going to clear up again?

Fairly strong northerly winds this morning are affecting some of the lifts at resorts including the Annupuri Gondola, Jumbo 3 and 4 lifts; the Niseko Gondola and Wonderland Chair at Niseko Village; the King Number 3, King Number 4 and Ace Number 4 lifts at Grand Hirafu; and the top Hanazono lift. Wind speeds of up to 19m/s being logged by the people over on Annupuri.

Hopefully see some more snowfall later on tonight and then it looks like it'll be on and off for the first half of the coming week, but probably nothing major in terms of snow. Come on now... we want our refills! Snow falling or not, it is going to remain cold.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -10C, trace new snow in the last 12 hrs, falling from 5am.Moiwa 800m -11C, wind W from 5am, Annupuri 1150m -13C, wind NNW 15m/s, some snow drift development. Hirafu 1000m -12C, wind N15m/s, snowfall and snow drift development from 5am. Annupuri Peak 1308m -12.5C, wind N17.6m/s – wind predicted at noon NW15m/s. Cape Benkei SE3m/s, Cape Kamui ESE3m/s, wave 2m, pressure 1014hpa.

Little snowfall in the last 24hrs and the mountain is tracked out. Isobars are moving closer together and snow clouds will develop. Above 800m rapid development of snow drifts is expected. Backcountry conditions are not good, gates 2 & 3 will be closed, others yet to be decided. Please follow Patrols decisions. The Jan 17th frost layer will become possible fracture layer in future snowpack.

Avalanche occurrence and scale are related to how the snow has fallen. During and directly after storms are high risk times for avalanches in Niseko. Today the danger of avalanches is high on steep slopes due to wind effected slabs. The mountain conditions change everyday, dont over estimate your skills, safety first. Dont duck ropes looking for fresh lines, Beware trees, cracks. Have a great day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 400cm
Base - 195cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 320cm
Base - 220cm

Annupuri:
Top - 270cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Sunday 19th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 19th January 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2013/2014
*as of Sunday 19th January 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
19th January 2cm 35cm -
18th January 0cm 32cm -
17th January 10cm 20cm -
16th January 25cm 20cm -
15th January 15cm 3cm -
14th January 40cm 15cm -
13th January 30cm 12cm -
Previous 7 days total 122cm 137cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 262cm 272cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 339cm 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 737cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 19th January 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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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2013/2014 season 0cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
339cm
[737cm]
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[737cm]
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[737cm]
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[737cm]
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[737cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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