Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 19th March 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 19th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy skies
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light wet snow
wind condition
NW 7-10m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Monday 19th March 2018, 7:44am
0cm
Sunday 18th March 2018, 7:46am 0cm
Saturday 17th March 2018, 7:44am 5cm
Friday 16th March 2018, 8:01am 3cm
Thursday 15th March 2018, 7:43am 0cm
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 13th March 2018, 8:00am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 26cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 49cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1247cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 19th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from my Hirafu base.

Not the most exciting of reports as it is a rather mild morning and it was raining lightly earlier on but I am happy to report that it is currently snowing. Not the most powdery variety of course, but snow is always better than rain.

Wind might affect some top lifts today so please check with resorts before you go if that is important.

I need to get myself to Sapporo this morning, so I'll see you again tomorrow morning.

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Floodlit 'nighta' operations have now finished for the 2017-2018 season.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6.00am: -1°, no new snow. Moiwa 800m: -1.1°, WSW13.3m/s, no new snow. Annupuri 1150m: -3°, strong wind, no new snow. Elevation 1000m: Snowpack 440cm. Hirafu peak: -2°, strong winds, no new snow. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: WNW12m/s. Kamui Cape: WNW11m/s, 1010hPa, wave 1.6m.

As the low pressure front moves through it is bringing warm air and strong winds. The high pressure system to the west is causing the winds to pick up further and temperatures to drop. Above 800m the snow is not frozen, however lower areas have melted. Top gate openings are yet undecided due to strong winds. Please listen to the patrols advice. The low temperatures will continue for a while, but the danger of full depth avalanches is still present. Full depth avalanches do not only occur on warm days. Have a good day.

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Monday 19th March 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned (King Number 2 lift not operating)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 485cm
- Base: 200cm

Niseko Annupuri

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- Top: 440cm
- Base: 200cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned (Country Road Chair lift not operating)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 410cm
- Base: 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 19th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open though top lifts may be affected by wind

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th March 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 19th March 2018
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th March 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Monday 19th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 5cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 26cm 64cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1247cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th March 2018
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
- -
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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