Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 27th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of blue sky right now
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier snow eased off
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Good
This report
Sunday 27th January 2019, 8:30am
5cm
Saturday 26th January 2019, 8:25am 0cm
Friday 25th January 2019, 8:31am 7cm
Thursday 24th January 2019, 8:15am 25cm
Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 8:30am 8cm
Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 8:22am 13cm
Monday 21st January 2019, 8:30am 26cm
Last 7 reports (total): 84cm
Last 14 reports (total): 145cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 264cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 681cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 27th January 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

I can bring you news of some new cm of snow this morning. Not a large amount - just under 5cm (but I'm remembering those few unreported mm from yesterday).

It was snowing earlier on but right now some blue skies are starting to appear over our mountain (though Mt Yotei over in the other direction is still shrouded in cloud).

Maybe some more snow tomorrow and then more coming in again from Wednesday.

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Just looking at the numbers that I produce in these reports. (I don't usually take much notice on a day to day basis, so always fun to see how things are going).

I have so far observed 264cm of snowfall this month. Last January I observed 305cm for the month. So we need another 40+cm over the last four reports of the month in order to 'beat' January 2018. Gambaro, as they say!

681cm of snowfall for the season here at base so far as of today.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -6.5°, 1cm new snow in last 12hrs. Moiwa 800m: -8.6°, NNW3.6m/s, 3cm new snow from 4am. Mikaeri Weather Station: 5cm new snow in last 12hrs, minor snowdrift development. Annupuri 1120m: snowpack 200cm. Hirafu Peak: -10°, N15m/s. Kutchan Weather Station: -5.1°, snow depth 158cm. Suttsu Weather Station: -1.6°, snow depth 51cm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NE11m/s. Kamui Cape: ESE2m/s, pressure 1015hPa,wave 1.7m.

Avalanche risk. 800M:low, 1000m SE aspect: low, 1100 S aspect: low, 1200-1500 gully terrain: high. Expected fracture face Jan 24 layer, 80-100cm depth.

There is 5cm new snow in the trees below 800m. Be careful going fast and hitting trees, Take care losing your way. All gates are expected to be open. Ski resorts are in good shape although not completely groomed.

Always respect Niseko Rules.

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Ski resort operation information: Sunday 27th January 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 310cm
- Base: 120cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal this morning (King Number 2 quad rested)
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening
- The Center Four lift will be open from 8:00am until 8:20am until 31st January 2019 (500 yen charge required).

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 225cm
- Base: 178cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal this morning
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 290cm
- Base: 150cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal this morning
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 290cm
- Base: 150cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal this morning (Country Road lift rested)
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 27th January 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

I expect all to be open as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 27th January 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th January 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 27th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
27th January 5cm 16cm 0cm
26th January 0cm 26cm 11cm
25th January 7cm 7cm 9cm
24th January 25cm 21cm 12cm
23rd January 8cm 1cm 9cm
22nd January 13cm 16cm 0cm
21st January 26cm 6cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 84cm 93cm 41cm
Previous 14 days total 145cm 119cm 77cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 264cm 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 681cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th January 2019
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]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
264cm
[681cm]
-
[681cm]
-
[681cm]
-
[681cm]
-
[681cm]
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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