Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 31st March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:24am on Sunday 31st March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3-8m/s (Hirafu)
Variable - ok to poor in places
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This report
Sunday 31st March 2013, 8:24am
1cm
Saturday 30th March 2013, 9:04am 10cm
Friday 29th March 2013, 8:01am 0cm
Thursday 28th March 2013, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 27th March 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 26th March 2013, 10:01am 10cm
Monday 25th March 2013, 8:38am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 56cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 164cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1459cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Sunday 31st March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

We had a dusting of snow last night in Niseko though it didn't amount to much just a trace really here. I see that the report below is reporting 3cm. It might be the last day of Match, but it's still snowing.

Conditions were clearer earlier on this morning. The sun was out and it looked like we might be on for a clear fine day, but as I type this report it has clouded over and snow is falling from the skies. I doubt it will last long though and the local forecast is for a generally cloudy day. So rather changeable conditions at the moment.

It is currently -2 degrees here in the Hirafu village area. There's a moderate wind blowing but it looks like resorts plan to have lifts open as planned this morning.

As noted below, today's Avalanche Report is the last one of the current season and as always many thanks to the Niseko Avalanche Institute.

We will continue to keep these Niseko Now reports updated though until the end of the season in May.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 500cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Village
Top - 430cm
Bottom - 200cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -6C, 3cm new snow crystals, calm and sunny. No peak data. Coastal data: wind SW6m/s, 1.0m waves, pressure 1019hPa. Annupuri peak predicted windspeed at noon: W10m/s. Snow depth at 1000m: 400cm.

Light winds and small amount of snow drift development with current high pressure system. General avalanche risk is low. However if temperature rises shallow surface avalanches will easily occur. Caution on open steep slopes.
Peak gates are expected to open at 9.30am. Whether cracks are present or not, on cornice slopes around 1100m the probability of full depth avalanche is getting higher. These will wipe out everything in their path. Dont ride the valley bottoms.

This information is issued to protect the freedom and minimum safety for all mountain users. The mountain is never completely safe. With care most accidents can be avoided. Ducking ropes, then other people following your tracks increases the probability of accidents. Don't over estimate your skills, experience or equipment. Listen to patrols advice. When the gates are closed it is for good reason.

This is the last of 108 avalanche reports this season. It does not mean the mountain is safe now though, dangers still exist. Be safe out there.

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Sunday 31st March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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