Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:27am on Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 9:27am
0cm
Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 8:55am 0cm
Monday 21st January 2013, 11:53am 3cm
Sunday 20th January 2013, 10:13am 10cm
Saturday 19th January 2013, 9:30am 35cm
Friday 18th January 2013, 9:26am 32cm
Thursday 17th January 2013, 9:18am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 100cm
Last 14 reports (total): 235cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 370cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 906cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:27am on Wednesday 23rd January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Niseko.

So, we're going through this calm and dry spell at the moment. A run of days when we don't get any snowfall is something that we don't get that much of here in Niseko peak season, as those of you following the reports will no doubt know. It's a good time to get the cameras out though and enjoy the surroundings.

It's also keeping very cold. Grand Hirafu this morning is putting a lower area temp. of -5C on their site (date stamped at 7:40am), but it was certainly much colder than that earlier on, getting down into minus double figures. Hardly any clouds in the sky overnight kept things cold, though it might rise to around -2C as the day progresses today. The sun is out and we have blue skies all around this morning with just some pretty white clouds here and there, adding to the picture.

Peak gates should be opening shortly.

Similar weather conditions into tomorrow perhaps, though it should be snowing later in the day and into Friday.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 210cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 210cm

Niseko Village
Top - 365cm
Bottom - 210cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -11C, no snowfall and calm morning. Moiwa peak: -12C, calm wind and no development of snowdrift. Annupuri peak: NNW9m/s, -12.1C. Coastal data: N6m/s, 1018hPa and calm ocean.

According to observations and data evaluation, the general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30am. Please ask the ski patrol's advice before hiking up.

Surface hoar, due to radiative cooling, is forming on the snow surface at the base. Today's surface snow (Jan 22-23rd) would form a notable layer in the future snowpack. Carefully choose your route when traversing from the peak towards Goshiki onsen; a large-scale avalanche from deeper layer is likely to happen in gully/knoll terrain around 900m altitude along that route. If it does slides, the debris could reach all the way down to the road level. Always keep ample spacing between the party members.

Don't duck ropes, and don't enter the strictly off-limits areas to seek fresh tracks. Most slopes seems tracked out but fresh lines can still be found if you look for it. Ski/ride safe! Don’t push it too far. The morning groomers are in excellent condition.

Archive report: Posted at 9:27am on Wednesday 23rd January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open. Further details in report.

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