Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 24th November 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 24th November 2015
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Observed fresh snowfall
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Base temp:
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Top temp:
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This report
Tuesday 24th November 2015, 9:01am
8cm
Monday 23rd November 2015, 9:09am 0cm
Thursday 19th November 2015, 12:26pm 0cm
Tuesday 17th November 2015, 8:42am 0cm
Friday 13th November 2015, 9:17am 0cm
Friday 6th November 2015, 10:19am 0cm
Friday 30th October 2015, 10:31am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 11cm
Current month (November 2015) total: 8cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 11cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 24th November 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and I have good news to report this morning... it's snowing.

Yes, it is feeling suitably winter-like this morning and I have measured 8cm of snow outside my place. There's going to be more than that higher up on the mountain of course, and fingers crossed it will continue snowing through the day today.

The forecast has the snowfall easing off by early tomorrow morning and then just cloudy conditions tomorrow - though it should remain cold with temperatures not rising much if any above zero. Rain is due at lower elevations around Thursday with slightly milder conditions, though it should be snowing higher up and back to snow down to base by Saturday. Hopefully!

The resorts need a decent enough base to open up and get lifts moving of course so we are not there yet...

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** Originally posted yesterday:

As we wait for the snow to arrive and for the season to get going I thought it might be a good time to re-cap on how things went last season.

You can of course read through the reports via the archive links at the bottom of the page (on the main website), but below are the headline numbers for each of the months last season and the season before. 'My observed numbers' is what I actually observe here in the Hirafu base area with my own eyes. 'JMA Kutchan numbers' are the official snowfall numbers reported by Japan Meteorological Agency for the nearby Kutchan town area. As you might expect, more snow falls higher up on the mountain than both of these lower locations - the 'general wisdom' (which seems reasonable to me) estimating about 1.5 times base numbers up top. The numbers in brackets are the monthly numbers added up giving us a total snowfall number.

November 2014

My observed numbers:
November 2014: 30cm
November 2013: 123cm

JMA Kutchan numbers:
November 2014: 41cm
November 2013: 99cm

December 2014

My observed numbers:
December 2014: 519cm (549cm)
December 2013: 275m (398cm)

JMA Kutchan numbers:
December 2014: 387cm (428cm)
December 2013: 258cm (357cm)

January 2015

My observed numbers:
January 2015: 257cm (806cm)
January 2014: 461cm (859cm)

JMA numbers:
January 2015: 230cm (658cm)
January 2014: 317cm (674cm)

February 2015

My observed numbers:
February 2015: 196cm (1002cm)
February 2014: 178cm (1037cm)

JMA Kutchan numbers:
February 2015: 167cm (825cm)
February 2014: 130cm (804cm)

March 2015

My observed numbers:
March 2015: 139cm (1141cm)
March 2014: 113cm (1150cm)

JMA Kutchan numbers:
March 2015: 141cm (966cm)
March 2014: 118cm (922cm)

April 2015

My observed numbers:
April 2015: 3cm (1144cm)
April 2014: 13cm (1163cm)

JMA Kutchan numbers:
April 2015: 3cm (969cm)
April 2014: 24m (946cm)

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Planned opening dates for the Niseko resorts:

Niseko Grand Hirafu: as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Annupuri: Saturday 28th November
Niseko Village: Tuesday 1st December
Niseko HANAZONO: Saturday 5th December

'Nighta' should be starting on Saturday 12th December

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 24th November 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting for enough snow to open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th November 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 24th November 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th November 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 24th November 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
24th November 8cm 0cm 0cm
23rd November 0cm 0cm -
19th November 0cm 1cm -
17th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th November 0cm - 10cm
6th November 0cm - -
30th October 2cm - -
Previous 7 days total 10cm 2cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 11cm 30cm 70cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total - 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total - 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total - 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total - 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 11cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th November 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
8cm
[11cm]
-
[11cm]
-
[11cm]
-
[11cm]
-
[11cm]
-
[11cm]
-
[11cm]
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]
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