Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 12th February 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:48am on Monday 12th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate-heavy snowfall
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Mostly poor
This report
Monday 12th February 2018, 7:48am
42cm
Sunday 11th February 2018, 10:05am 2cm
Friday 9th February 2018, 9:15am 2cm
Thursday 8th February 2018, 7:01am 10cm
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 9:00am 3cm
Tuesday 6th February 2018, 8:59am 0cm
Monday 5th February 2018, 7:30am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 71cm
Last 14 reports (total): 99cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 71cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 605cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:48am on Monday 12th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning.

Something of a return to more like mid-winter conditions this morning. And I have been digging and moving snow early on.... lots of it!

How does 42cm sound?!

Cold temperatures, lots of snow falling, windy and limited visibility on the slopes down to base areas. The snow and cold looks like it should be continuing for a few days - and possibly windy conditions too - so come prepared.

If it stays like this today I can't see the night time light up going ahead but check anyway if you are here.

Once the storm passes things should be in top condition.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts appear to be opening as scheduled - apart from Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 170cm
- Paradise area: 220cm
- Chuo area: 220cm
- Utopia area: 210cm
- Uwanodai area: 135cm
- Oomori area: 160cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th February 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 7:48am on Monday 12th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal - but conditions are a bit dicey with heavy snow

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 12th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 12th February 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 12th February 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 12th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
12th February 42cm 17cm 0cm
11th February 2cm 3cm 1cm
9th February 2cm 0cm 2cm
8th February 10cm 12cm 1cm
7th February 3cm 11cm 0cm
6th February 0cm 3cm 5cm
5th February 12cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 71cm 50cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 99cm 97cm 55cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 71cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 605cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 12th February 2018
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 - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
71cm
[605cm]
- - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
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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