Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 26th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 26th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow eased off
wind condition
1-3m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Thursday 26th December 2013, 8:30am
2cm
Wednesday 25th December 2013, 8:35am 5cm
Tuesday 24th December 2013, 8:10am 35cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 62cm
Last 14 reports (total): 167cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 220cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 343cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 26th December 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hirafu.

Yesterday wasn't the amazing blue sky day we got on the 24th, but a fine day all the same with good conditions to be found. It's another fairly morning here - just a light wind at the moment - and it's relatively mild, with the thermometer just about rising above 0C at the moment.

Just a cm or so of new snow to report this morning. It has been trying hard to snow ever so lightly, but not quite getting there just now. There's even hints of the sun through the clouds at times.

I was out for some nighta last night. Very quite it was too. I suspect there might have been some partying going on last night, but it left the runs all to the few people who made it out. I got the best of both worlds - the nighta and the party afterwards!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Moiwa base 6am: -3C, 5cm of new snow. Moiwa 800m: -4C, 5cm of fresh and calm wind. Annupuri 1150m: -11C, W13m/s, light covering of new snow. Coastal data: Benkei cape NW8m/s, Kamui cape SW10m/s, 1m waves and 1018hPa. Annupuri peak 1308m: -7.8C, WSW4.9m/s.

Calm morning and characteristic crystal snowfall of pre-low pressure weather pattern. This layer of snow (Dec 26th) will form a notable, potentially sliding layer in the future snowpack. Beware of coming snowfall transition. All gates are scheduled to open today, please pay attention to the ski patrol’s advices when stepping out of bounds. Always use the gates and never duck ropes.

Out of bounds area is outside the resort management. Winter mountains are hazardous at all time: self-responsibility and precise reasoning is required when going out there. Carrying safety equipment is strongly recommended. Ski the fall line to minimize unnecessary stimulation to the slope, traversing across slopes under cornices is foolish and could trigger a slide, burying people underneath you. Stay away from valley bottom to avoid secondary accident. Today’s general avalanche risk is low and the snow in the trees is good. Beware of hitting trees.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 220cm
Base - 95cm
All lifts operating apart from Ace Number 4 pair and King Number 2 quad.


Niseko Village:
Top - 140cm
Base - 100cm
All lifts operating apart from Country Road.

Annupuri:
Top - 125cm
Base - 120cm
All lifts operating apart from Family pair.

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 26th December 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

The mountain is open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 26th December 2013
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 26th December 2013
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 26th December 2013
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
26th December 2cm 30cm -
25th December 5cm 0cm -
24th December 35cm 5cm -
23rd December 15cm 12cm -
22nd December 5cm 10cm -
21st December 0cm 17cm -
20th December 0cm 35cm -
Previous 7 days total 62cm 109cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 167cm 191cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 220cm 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 343cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 26th 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
220cm
[343cm]
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[343cm]
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[343cm]
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[343cm]
-
[343cm]
-
[343cm]
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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