Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 14th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:12am on Sunday 14th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain at times
wind condition
Light wind
Fair
This report
Sunday 14th February 2016, 9:12am
0cm
Saturday 13th February 2016, 9:03am 0cm
Friday 12th February 2016, 9:16am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 37cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 366cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Sunday 14th February 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Rain.

It's raining folks and has been as far as I can tell for the most part since last night. From top to bottom. And way, way too warm. My thermometer says 11 degrees. Which is pretty shocking for 14th February.

The mountain is open but I doubt there'll be that many people wanting to be out in this weather... certainly not like a normal peak season Sunday anyway.

The good news and thing to look forward to is that we are told that winter will be back from tomorrow through Wednesday.

So while things are pretty sad today, maybe in my next report I'll be able to bring you news of fresh snowfall. I sure hope so!

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Information as of Sunday 14th February 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 100cm
Chuo: 140cm
Paradise: 145cm
Uwanodai: 110cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating as planned

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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 14th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
14th February 0cm 22cm 0cm
13th February 0cm 8cm 0cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 1cm 8cm 0cm
10th February 8cm 18cm 20cm
9th February 2cm 3cm 30cm
8th February 1cm 0cm 2cm
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Previous 14 days total 37cm 91cm 68cm
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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
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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 - 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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