Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 11th February 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Wednesday 11th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
N/A
wind condition
Light
Fair
This report
Wednesday 11th February 2015, 9:20am
8cm
Tuesday 10th February 2015, 9:23am 18cm
Monday 9th February 2015, 9:23am 3cm
Sunday 8th February 2015, 9:15am 0cm
Saturday 7th February 2015, 9:03am 0cm
Friday 6th February 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Thursday 5th February 2015, 8:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 61cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 480cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Wednesday 11th February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A few cm overnight and some from yesterday during the day time give us more fresh on this cold morning... but somewhat milder temps expected today. All relative of course, still down there in the negative numbers.

Decent visibility this morning but mostly cloudy to start the day off. Doesn't look particularly busy from a quick glance outside, but today is actually a holiday in Japan and so you would expect more people to be around today.

We might get some light snow from time to time today but generally cloudy conditions expected and more tomorrow, perhaps a bit of sun. Temps are going to dip again come Friday along with moderate snowfall and potentially strong winds as well. That might keep going into Saturday as well, so need to keep an eye on that.

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Official snow depths (Wednesday 11th February 15):

Utopia: 225cm
Chuo: 200cm
Paradise: 200cm
Uwanodai: 155cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (* note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

Every evening now until 28th February

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Wednesday 11th February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 11th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
11th February 8cm 0cm -
10th February 18cm 20cm 0cm
9th February 3cm 30cm 3cm
8th February 0cm 2cm 15cm
7th February 0cm 3cm 15cm
6th February 0cm 10cm 2cm
5th February 0cm 3cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 68cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 90cm 58cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total 61cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 480cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
61cm
[480cm]
- - -
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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