Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 28th February 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:53am on Friday 28th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, sun
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
4-13m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Friday 28th February 2014, 7:53am
3cm
Thursday 27th February 2014, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 26th February 2014, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 25th February 2014, 8:03am 0cm
Monday 24th February 2014, 7:30am 0cm
Sunday 23rd February 2014, 7:53am 2cm
Saturday 22nd February 2014, 8:58am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 79cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 178cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1037cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:53am on Friday 28th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Niseko and we do actually have some new snow to report. It's a bit wet, but it's snow all the same - we'll take it!

It's not snowing now and actually the sun is making an appearance. The forecast does seem to telling us to expect sun today. Hopefully it will be getting colder over the next few days as well and from Monday snow clouds should be back over the region.

I have to write my report early this morning and so I don't have complete news yet from the resorts regarding lifts but there may well be some stopped this morning due to the wind. The only thing I have as of 8am is that Annupuri say they'll open if and when the wind calms down, so seems at least some delays there. Please check with the resorts for the updates on that situation.

Update: Niseko Grand Hirafu are saying that the top King 3, King 4 and Ace 4 lifts will not be opening on time due to the wind up there.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: 0C, 3cm of wet wind-affected snow. Moiwa 800m: n/a. Annupuri 1150m: W15m/s, -6C, development of snowdrifts. Hirafu 1000m: -6C, light snowfall. Peak 1308m: NW21.6m/s, -8C. Coastal data: Benkei cape NNW14m/s, Kamui cape NW12m/s, 1.0m waves, 1012hPa.

Warm air inflow with wet snowfall due to passing low-pressure system. Westerly wind is picking up above 600m as the cold-front passed early morning. Re-crystallized snow due to temperature drop is unstable and easily sliding in steep faces. Tracks have frozen under treeline and the skiing condition is bad. Peak gates opening is yet to be determined, please respect the ski patrol’s decisions. The weather is forecasted to temporarily improve, however another storm will start picking up as soon as snow-clouds start to form on the Sea of Japan. Keep in mind that many of the accidents occur during poor weather conditions. Have a safe day. Spring season is approaching.

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

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 370cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 350cm
Base - 200cm

Annupuri:
Top - 355cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:53am on Friday 28th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts may be affected by wind today

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 28th February 2014
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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 Friday 28th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
28th February 3cm 5cm -
27th February 0cm 2cm -
26th February 0cm 25cm -
25th February 0cm 10cm -
24th February 0cm 5cm -
23rd February 2cm 10cm -
22nd February 10cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 15cm 72cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 79cm 179cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1037cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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 - - - - - - - -
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2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
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[1037cm]
-
[1037cm]
-
[1037cm]
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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