Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 28th January 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:03am on Thursday 28th January 2010
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Top temp:
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Precipitation Wind Visibility
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Archive report: Posted at 10:03am on Thursday 28th January 2010
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The snow early yesterday was short lived and for most of the day is was fine with even a few sunny breaks. Temperatures were mild and the snow on the lower parts of the mountain turned quite wet and heavy. Overnight there was no snow but this morning snow is falling again but it is still mild and it is still a little wet at lower levels. Later today though colder air will start moving in and temps will drop close to -10 tonight.
Conditions today will not be great but with top gates opening and all lifts operational I'd be heading high where the snow will have been less affected by the milder temps.

From tonight onwards we should get back into a more normal winter weather pattern with cold temps and snow for around the next couple of weeks. So look forward to conditions improving rapidly over the next couple of days.


Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 260
Bottom - 150

Niseko Village:
Top - 330
Bottom - 190

Annupuri:
Top - 285
Bottom - 190

Avalanche Information:

Niseko Avalanche Info No.44

Moiwa base 6am: 0℃, no new snowfall, cloudy.
Coastal data: W13m/s at Benkei cape, W17m/s, 1.4m waves and 999hp at Kamui cape.
Annupuri peak wind: S8.5m/s at 6am, predicted to pick up to W15m/s at noon.
According to data analysis and observation, the general avalanche risk is relatively low today.
Cracks are forming in steep terrain and are hardly visible from above.
10cm wind-slabs are present in Higashi-one’s steep slopes. Be careful.
Peak gates will open at 9:30.
Precise reasoning and correct judgment is required from everybody stepping out of bounds.
Think again of the potential risks before your descent.
Appropriate observation is not to cling to one aspect of the phenomenon, but to wholly watch the bigger picture.
Beware of sudden weather changes.








Archive report: Posted at 10:03am on Thursday 28th January 2010
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operational

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