Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 14th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 14th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Slight wind
Variable limited in places
This report
Thursday 14th January 2016, 9:10am
11cm
Wednesday 13th January 2016, 8:50am 4cm
Tuesday 12th January 2016, 10:29am 3cm
Monday 11th January 2016, 10:06am 11cm
Sunday 10th January 2016, 9:54am 10cm
Saturday 9th January 2016, 9:45am 6cm
Friday 8th January 2016, 10:27am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 68cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 186cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 14th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao and there's some more snow this morning again. Another modest 11cm of snowfall outside my place.

It doesn't feel quite as cold this morning but temperatures remaining below zero which is where we want them to be.

The forecast is looking pretty decent at the moment with light snow over the next few days, and then some heavier snowfall promised for early in the week. Keep your eye on Monday and Tuesday for a snowstorm that looks like it will bring with it lots of potential.

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Information as of Thursday 14th January 2016 (subject to change)

All of the lifts at Zao Onsen are operating (except the Karamatsu pair lift which is closed weekdays).
All areas of Zao Onsen are now mostly open.
Note that there is still less snow than usual and it is thin on the ground especially on lower course areas of the resort.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 65cm
Chuo: 85cm
Paradise: 60cm
Uwanodai: 40cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen planned lifts all operating

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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 14th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
14th January 11cm 0cm 3cm
13th January 4cm 0cm 10cm
12th January 3cm 10cm 0cm
11th January 11cm 1cm 2cm
10th January 10cm 10cm 1cm
9th January 6cm 0cm 2cm
8th January 12cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 57cm 41cm 18cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 92cm 66cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 68cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 186cm 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]
68cm
[186cm]
- - - -
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]
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