Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 31st March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 31st March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Fair
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Sunday 31st March 2019, 8:32am
0cm
Saturday 30th March 2019, 8:39am 0cm
Friday 29th March 2019, 8:41am 2cm
Thursday 28th March 2019, 8:32am 3cm
Wednesday 27th March 2019, 8:34am 2cm
Tuesday 26th March 2019, 8:34am 0cm
Monday 25th March 2019, 8:16am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 30cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 45cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 945cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 31st March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

So here we are on the last morning of March and it looks like it is going to be a generally cloudy day. More of the same due tomorrow, perhaps with a higher chance of an appearance by the sun.

Today sees the last Avalanche Report of the season (below). A big otsukaresama deshita to the good folk for those.

But the season goes on though - through until 6th May. And I will be with you every day until the last ski lifts come to a stop on that day.

See you tomorrow!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base : -3.5°, no new snow, cloudy. Moiwa 800m: -6.2°, E1.99m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -9.0°, E5.9m/s, snow depth 250cm. Hirafu 1000m: -8.7°, S5.30m/s. Kutchan Weather Station: -1.9°, E3.2m/s, snow depth 78cm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:S3m/s. Kamui Cape: light wind, pressure 1011hPa, wave 0.6m

The isobars are spaced widely and the weather is calm. Above 800m cold air is still flowing into the area. From observation and data the general avalanche risk is low. All peak gates are expected to be open. Please follow the patrol's advice and be prepared before going out of bounds. Clouds preceding a low pressure front are causing flat light making surface undulations difficult to see. Snow melt continues and below 600m elev snow bridges can collapse easily. To avoid getting caught in a large scale full depth avalanche keep out of the valley bottoms.

This information has been distributed to prevent accidents in the uncontrolled out of bounds areas of Niseko ski resorts. Avalanches are a natural occurrence, most accidents can be avoided by knowing the dangers avalanches pose and making informed decisions. Overestimating your knowledge, skills or equipment can cause accidents. Hindsight is 20/20 but if your dead it can't help you.

Over summer we will be exploring some new avalanche initiatives for the Niseko area. Our hope is that not only Niseko but also the Japanese avalanche research and disaster prevention efforts will continue to improve.

This is the last avalanche bulletin for the 2018/19 season. Have a great spring and summer.

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Ski resort operation information: Sunday 31st March 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 325cm
- Base: 95cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Ace Number 1 pair, King Number 2 and Ace Number 4 pair lift closed
- Plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 228cm
- Base: 143cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- All lifts open
- Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 250cm
- Base: 90cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Jumbo Number 2 and 3 pair lifts closed
- Plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 250cm
- Base: 90cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Community Chair and Morino Chair closed
- Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 31st March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas and peak gates are expected to be open as normal

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 31st March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 31st March 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 31st March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 31st March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
31st March 0cm 0cm 2cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 3cm 0cm 6cm
27th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 1cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 0cm 9cm
Previous 14 days total 30cm 0cm 18cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 198cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total 45cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 945cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 31st March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
-
[945cm]
-
[945cm]
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]
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