Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th February 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:09am on Friday 8th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong wind
Fair
This report
Friday 8th February 2013, 9:09am
15cm
Thursday 7th February 2013, 9:04am 15cm
Wednesday 6th February 2013, 9:23am 2cm
Tuesday 5th February 2013, 14:16pm 10cm
Monday 4th February 2013, 8:31am 1cm
Sunday 3rd February 2013, 9:30am 0cm
Saturday 2nd February 2013, 10:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 43cm
Last 14 reports (total): 130cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 43cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 439cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:09am on Friday 8th February 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

After the lovely morning yesterday, conditions gradually turned into what we have now... a blizzard!

15-20cm of snow in the village area, very likely a fair bit more up top, cold temperature of -7C, and a strong wind blowing. Temperature of -15 recorded at the top station early this morning. More importantly the wind is affecting some lifts most notably the top Ropeway and Utopia No1 and No2 pair lifts. So for now the top is closed.

Visibility isn't too bad at all actually at the moment - I can almost see the top of the mountain from base, but it's all white/grey and snow continues to fall.

We might see snow showers continue into tomorrow, but while it might still be windy at least it looks like the wind should be less strong...

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
215cm

Utopia
230cm

Paradise
210cm

Uwanodai
150cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:09am on Friday 8th February 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2012/2013
*as of Friday 8th February 2013
2011/2012
Season
2010/2011
Season
8th February 15cm - -
7th February 15cm - -
6th February 2cm - -
5th February 10cm - -
4th February 1cm - -
3rd February 0cm - -
2nd February 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 43cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 130cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm - -
December observed snowfall total 150cm - -
January observed snowfall total 243cm - -
February observed snowfall total 43cm - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 439cm 0cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - - - - - - - -
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
43cm
[439cm]
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