Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Monday 23rd December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
0-2m/s (Hirafu)
Limited. Snow!
This report
Monday 23rd December 2013, 8:40am
15cm
Sunday 22nd December 2013, 9:24am 5cm
Saturday 21st December 2013, 9:00am 0cm
Friday 20th December 2013, 8:50am 0cm
Thursday 19th December 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Wednesday 18th December 2013, 8:10am 0cm
Tuesday 17th December 2013, 8:58am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 130cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 178cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 301cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Monday 23rd December 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good, we are back to snow!

Probably around 10cm or so by the end of the day yesterday, result being just over 15cm of snow waiting for me outside here in Hirafu this morning. Welcome, welcome.

It's colder this morning as well, and the snow quality is good. It is coming down nicely as well as I write this report. Not good visibility out on the mountain though, but I'm glad to report less wind.

Hirafu adding 20cm to their upper slopes snow depth this morning.

Forecast seems to have changed for the better. Hopefully we will see the snow continue through tomorrow. Then it's looking good for decent snowfall at the end of the week. Perhaps clearer conditions for Christmas though. At least we'll be able to spot Santa sliding down the slopes.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -5C, 15cm of crystal snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -7℃, 20cm of crystal snow. Annupuri 1000m: -9℃, 20cm of crystal snowfall, 50cm snowdrift development.

No drastic development of snowdrifts can be observed above 800m, wind is blowing at 10m/s NNE. Coastal data: Benkei cape NW13m/s, Kamui cape N4m/, 2.2m waves and 1017hPa.

The general avalanche risk is low, but moderate to considerable in knoll terrains around 1000m altitude. Top chairs are scheduled to operate and the groomers conditions are excellent.

Gate 6 is scheduled to open today, but routes are still limited and bushes are thick. The creeks are still yet to be fully buried, better head back early towards the course. Other gates will also start opening. Ask the ski patrol’s advice and ride carefully. Always remember that the area outside the gates is outside the resort’s management. Safety is never guaranteed in winter mountains, be responsible of your own actions. Are you prepared for emergencies? Carrying avalanche gears (transceiver, shovel & probe) may not be mandatory, but strongly recommended. Being trained and comfortable on how to use these gears is as important as carrying them. Better not overestimate technology, skills or knowledge; always be prudent and stay humble towards the mountains. Have a nice day.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 200cm
Base - 85cm
All lifts operating apart from Ace Number 4 pair and King Number 2 quad.


Niseko Village:
Top - 120cm
Base - 80cm
All lifts operating apart from Country Road.

Annupuri:
Top - 110cm
Base - 80cm
All lifts operating apart from Family pair.

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Monday 23rd December 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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  2013/2014
*as of Monday 23rd December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
23rd December 15cm 12cm -
22nd December 5cm 10cm -
21st December 0cm 17cm -
20th December 0cm 35cm -
19th December 0cm 40cm -
18th December 0cm 10cm -
17th December 0cm 10cm -
Previous 7 days total 20cm 134cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 130cm 238cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 178cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total - 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 301cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd December 2013
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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123cm
[123cm]
178cm
[301cm]
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[301cm]
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[301cm]
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[301cm]
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2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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