Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th February 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 14th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now
wind condition
Light
OK
This report
Friday 14th February 2014, 9:00am
0cm
Thursday 13th February 2014, 10:11am 0cm
Wednesday 12th February 2014, 8:46am 0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2014, 9:30am 0cm
Monday 10th February 2014, 10:01am 20cm
Sunday 9th February 2014, 8:12am 30cm
Saturday 8th February 2014, 8:50am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 68cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 370cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 14th February 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Cloudy this morning and a light wind. The fairly calm before the coming storm?

If forecasts are to be believed, from tonight it's heavy snow and very strong winds in the region - and there's every chance that the strong winds will affect lifts on the mountain. Obviously I can't say what conditions are going to be before it happens but from the forecasts as they are now, tomorrow might be one to avoid/change if you have that choice. I would certainly advise checking weather forecasts late today and very early tomorrow before making any trip just to be sure. Don't want to make the journey and arrive to a closed mountain, however good the onsen are.

Anyway, Sunday is currently forecast to be less wild though moderate to strong winds may prevail.

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Official snow depths (14th February 14):
Utopia: 270cm
Chuo: 220cm
Paradise: 240cm
Uwanodai: 160cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 14th February 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2013/2014
*as of Friday 14th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
14th February 0cm 1cm -
13th February 0cm 2cm -
12th February 0cm 22cm -
11th February 0cm - -
10th February 20cm 0cm -
9th February 30cm 3cm -
8th February 2cm 15cm -
Previous 7 days total 52cm 58cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 71cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 179cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total 111cm 243cm -
February observed snowfall total 68cm 218cm -
March observed snowfall total - 21cm -
April observed snowfall total - 22cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 370cm 657cm 0cm
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 - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
68cm
[370cm]
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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