Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 13th February 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Monday 13th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Fair to good
This report
Monday 13th February 2017, 9:10am
0cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 9:40am 17cm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 9:26am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 76cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 426cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Monday 13th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

[Please note: This report is actually appearing later on in the day due to technical issues in the morning, but it was originally written at the time shown on the time stamp]

A dusting of snow this morning - not enough to add 1cm to todays report - and looks like it might be a day of decent weather today.

There's not a whole lot of snow on the forecast for the coming days really with just the odd snow shower here and there with cloudy or clearer skies. Towards the end of the week some warmer conditions are likely, but hopefully keeping cold enough for snow conditions to remain good.

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

Paradise Number 3 pair

All courses apart from Kotan are open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 135cm
Paradise - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Utopia - 180cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 160cm

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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 9:10am on Monday 13th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 13th February 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th February 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Monday 13th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
13th February 0cm 0cm 8cm
12th February 17cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 3cm 1cm 8cm
10th February 4cm 8cm 18cm
9th February 0cm 2cm 3cm
8th February 12cm 1cm 0cm
7th February 11cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 12cm 37cm
Previous 14 days total 97cm 37cm 72cm
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 76cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 426cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th 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]
76cm
[426cm]
- - -
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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