Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 23rd November 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:37am on Friday 23rd November 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It is snowing. Hurray!
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Generally poor
This report
Friday 23rd November 2018, 7:37am
25cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 10:43am 1cm
Wednesday 21st November 2018, 9:45am 3cm
Monday 19th November 2018, 13:25pm 0cm
Friday 16th November 2018, 10:45am 0cm
Monday 12th November 2018, 15:42pm 0cm
Thursday 1st November 2018, 7:23am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 31cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (November 2018) total: 31cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 31cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:37am on Friday 23rd November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Excite update at 12:00pm:

Drop your toast!

Niseko Grand Hirafu will be open tomorrow.

Details as I have them:

* The Ace Number 2 Center Four Lift will be open from 8:30am until 3:10pm - for transport up to open area only
* The Ace Number 3 Pair Lift will be open from 8:40am until 3:30pm
* Only the Center Course will be available

A special lift ticket will cost 2,000 yen for adults and 1,000 yen for children and seniors.

No official word yet from Annupuri, but they may well get going as well.

More details tomorrow morning.

Any fresh snowfall since my original report this morning and my upcoming report tomorrow morning will be reported in my report tomorrow morning. I hope that makes sense!

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Original report posted early this morning:

Good morning everyone.

I have very good news for you this morning. There is lots of snow on the ground. Oh yes.

I measured just slightly over 25cm of fresh snowfall on the ground which is a very nice showing and of course there will be more than that at higher elevations. Remember, I take my readings close to the base of Hirafu. Snow is still falling (some patches of blue sky showing away from the mountain), and the forecast is generally looking nice and regular.

What all this means for ski lifts is not clear as yet - it's only 7:30am - but I wanted to convey the good news as early as possible. If anything does happen today, I will try to update this report. If not, I will see you tomorrow!

My reports will be posted 'daily' from now until 6th May 2019.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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The official planned opening dates of the ski resorts are as follows:

- Niseko Grand Hirafu: as soon as there is enough snow
- Niseko Annupuri: as soon as there is enough snow
- Niseko Village: Saturday 1st December 2018
- Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 1st December 2018

Actual opening dates will depend on snow conditions.

Archive report: Posted at 7:37am on Friday 23rd November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts will get moving at Hirafu and Annupuri as soon as there is enough snow.

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd November 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 23rd November 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 Friday 23rd November 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)
  2018/2019
*as of Friday 23rd November 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
23rd November 25cm 0cm 6cm
22nd November 1cm 0cm 0cm
21st November 3cm 21cm 1cm
19th November 0cm 17cm -
16th November 0cm 18cm 3cm
12th November 0cm - -
1st November 2cm - -
Previous 7 days total 31cm 93cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 102cm 59cm
November observed snowfall total 31cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total - 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total - 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total - 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 31cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd November 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 0cm
[0cm]
31cm
[31cm]
-
[31cm]
-
[31cm]
-
[31cm]
-
[31cm]
-
[31cm]
-
[31cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
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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