Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 10th February 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:25am on Friday 10th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, fog, snow
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 10th February 2017, 10:25am
4cm
Thursday 9th February 2017, 12:46pm 0cm
Wednesday 8th February 2017, 10:36am 12cm
Tuesday 7th February 2017, 10:15am 11cm
Monday 6th February 2017, 10:06am 3cm
Sunday 5th February 2017, 9:24am 0cm
Saturday 4th February 2017, 16:07pm 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 33cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 56cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 406cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Friday 10th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A few cm of snow on the ground this morning.

It doesn't seem as cold this morning (though still just under zero here are base) and while it was just cloudy earlier the snow is back now.

Regular snowfall still on the forecast for the weekend, along with some moderate winds at times. It's going to keep cold and with any wind probably feel colder than the headline numbers, so if you are coming for the weekend come prepared for mid-season snowy conditions.

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All lifts apart from the following appear to be operating today:

Paradise Number 3 pair
Karamatsu pair

All courses apart from Kotan are open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 125cm
Paradise - 210cm
Chuo - 210cm
Utopia - 160cm
Uwanodai - 125cm
Yokokura - 135cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

Every day until 5th March 2017.
Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Friday 10th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - see report for more details

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 10th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 10th February 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 10th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 10th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
10th February 4cm 8cm 18cm
9th February 0cm 2cm 3cm
8th February 12cm 1cm 0cm
7th February 11cm 0cm 0cm
6th February 3cm 5cm 0cm
5th February 0cm 4cm 0cm
4th February 3cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 33cm 20cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 58cm 57cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 241cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total 56cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 406cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 10th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
56cm
[406cm]
- - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
[579cm]
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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