Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th February 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:09am on Thursday 11th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Moderate
Fine
This report
Thursday 11th February 2016, 9:09am
1cm
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 10:10am 8cm
Tuesday 9th February 2016, 9:49am 2cm
Monday 8th February 2016, 8:34am 1cm
Sunday 7th February 2016, 9:31am 0cm
Saturday 6th February 2016, 9:01am 5cm
Friday 5th February 2016, 9:07am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 37cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 366cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:09am on Thursday 11th February 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Lots of cloud around this morning but blue sky as well.

It's a national holiday here (National Foundation Day) and so there will be a lot of day-trippers coming up to have a day skiing, though perhaps not as busy as a weekend... we'll see. Seems to be a lot of people around early on though.

Sun is forecast for tomorrow and then - as with most places it seems - a real warm up for the weekend. And very possibly rain.

Come Monday we should be back to winter-like cold once again with snow expected on Monday and Tuesday.

Recommendation - plan accordingly!

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Information as of Thursday 11th February 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.
The Karamatsu pair lift does not operate on weekdays but is running today because it is a national holiday here in Japan.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 125cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 140cm
Uwanodai: 115cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 11th February 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 11th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
11th February 1cm 8cm 0cm
10th February 8cm 18cm 20cm
9th February 2cm 3cm 30cm
8th February 1cm 0cm 2cm
7th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
6th February 5cm 0cm 10cm
5th February 4cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 21cm 29cm 68cm
Previous 14 days total 57cm 64cm 90cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 37cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 366cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 11th February 2016
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 - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
37cm
[366cm]
- - -
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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