Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 12th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:04am on Monday 12th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy - clearing maybe?
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now
wind condition
Light wind here for the moment
OK and getting better
This report
Monday 12th January 2015, 10:04am
10cm
Sunday 11th January 2015, 8:20am 1cm
Saturday 10th January 2015, 9:20am 10cm
Friday 9th January 2015, 9:32am 0cm
Thursday 8th January 2015, 9:23am 20cm
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 8:10am 3cm
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 92cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 393cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:04am on Monday 12th January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Light snow easing off this morning and fairly decent visibility now. Is that the sun I can just about make out behind some clouds there? And even a bit of blue sky? I think it might be!

We're heading into a break from snow and a spell of more settled and clearer weather conditions from tomorrow and that will likely stretch to the end of the week.

Personally I'm looking forward to hopefully a few days of sun. Just as long as it doesn't warm up too much - and forecasts tell us it shouldn't - conditions should keep and it should be a great week to be in Zao.

Oh yes, 10cm more fresh since yesterday.

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Official snow depths (Monday 12th January 15):

Utopia: 190cm
Chuo: 200cm
Paradise: 190cm
Uwanodai: 140cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (though note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).
Weather conditions may affect lifts.

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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

January 2015: 17th-18th, 24th-31st
February 2015: Every day 1st-28th

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 10:04am on Monday 12th January 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 Monday 12th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
12th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
11th January 1cm 2cm 0cm
10th January 10cm 1cm 5cm
9th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
8th January 20cm 0cm 3cm
7th January 3cm 0cm 2cm
6th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 44cm 7cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 102cm 57cm 71cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 92cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 393cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 12th January 2015
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]
92cm
[393cm]
- - - -
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]
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