Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 20th February 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:24am on Thursday 20th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
2-7m/s (Hirafu)
Variable poor
This report
Thursday 20th February 2014, 8:24am
3cm
Wednesday 19th February 2014, 8:03am 8cm
Tuesday 18th February 2014, 8:01am 10cm
Monday 17th February 2014, 8:10am 5cm
Sunday 16th February 2014, 8:32am 10cm
Saturday 15th February 2014, 8:27am 3cm
Friday 14th February 2014, 8:12am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 138cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 997cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Thursday 20th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It is a cold and snowing morning here in the Niseko area.

There's not much to report yet in terms of cm - less than 5cm - but it will probably building up during the day.

What's better is that this morning there is much less wind about and all of the mountain seems prepared to be open including the top lifts. There's lots of excited people already lined up for those first lifts getting up there right now. Looks like peak gates will be open as well. Visibility isn't the best, don't get too carried away and take care!

Snowfall, maybe on and off, forecast over today and the next few days and keeping cold.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -8C, 5cm of fresh in the past 12 hours. Moiwa 800m: mild wind and 10cm of fresh. Annupuri 1150m: mild wind, -13C, 3cm of fresh. Hirafu 1000m: mild wind, 3cm of fresh, calm weather. Peak 1308m: NW3.0m/s, -12.9C. 12:00 forecast: NW10m/s. Coastal data: Benkei cape NNW7m/s, Kamui cape W4m/s, 1.4m waves, 1019hPa.

The isobars are spacing out, making the wind and snowdrift development calm down. The snowpack is stabilizing. Peak gates will open from the morning. A small avalanche occurred in 800m lower Annupuri bowl (O-sawa) middle-ridge yesterday, one skier got buried but been rescued safely. Avalanche hazard remains considerable in some areas today. Better not traverse open steep slopes such as the Backbowl’s sidewalls. Falling cornices, traversing slopes or stimulating knolls could all trigger a slide. Most cases, people get buried in avalanches triggered by someone else. If you trigger a slide, you’re not only putting yourself in danger but others that are below you.

Cracks are hiding under newly formed snowdrifts. Be especially careful in Moiwa bowl and Higashi-One. Do not duck ropes. Be prepared with avy-gear and use the gates to step out of bounds. Guides and leaders are responsible for their group’s safety. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 380cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 360cm
Base - 215cm

Annupuri:
Top - 330cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Thursday 20th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open - all lifts prepared to open this morning

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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 20th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
20th February 3cm 20cm -
19th February 8cm 10cm -
18th February 10cm 7cm -
17th February 5cm 20cm -
16th February 10cm 10cm -
15th February 3cm 25cm -
14th February 10cm 20cm -
Previous 7 days total 49cm 112cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 197cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 138cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 997cm 1493cm 0cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
138cm
[997cm]
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[997cm]
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[997cm]
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[997cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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