0 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 0 cm
Temperature: 4.5 °C
Wind: S 7 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 0 cm
Temperature: 3 °C
Wind: ESE 2.7 m/s
It’s warm and hazy outside this morning. Grand Hirafu night skiing finished night skiing yesterday. I feel that the real spring is coming.
And today is Japanese national holiday called “Shunbun”(Spring equinox). The equinox, the time when the day and night are equal, occurs twice in a year on about March 21st and September 23rd. Spring Equinox Day and Autumnal Equinox Day also fall on the main day of a seven-day Buddhist memorial service called higan, and many Japanese people visit their family graves on those days.
The weather will change quickly this afternoon, it will rain first then change to snow. This winter condition will keep until Sunday.
– Maiko :)