Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 15th February 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:40am on Monday 15th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair to limited
This report
Monday 15th February 2016, 10:40am
1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 38cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 367cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Monday 15th February 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Ah, it's good to see signs of winter returning after that strange and not very nice weekend.

Fairly cold this morning with a moderate wind and a dusting of snow on the slopes I would imagine - just 1cm here at base - but it is still snowing.

I would expect some board-rattling conditions this morning so we'd like a nice soft fluffy layer on top of that please.

Sadly due to the weather attacking our lovely ice monsters and affecting their conditions, the night time light up evening service is not operating now... officially 'for the time being'. Will we see it back up and running?

I suppose it will all depend on the weather and what snow we get from now. We are due light snow today and tomorrow with forecast heavier snow around Wednesday.

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Information as of Monday 15th February 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.
The Karamatsu pair lift does not operate on weekdays.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 80cm
Chuo: 140cm
Paradise: 140cm
Uwanodai: 90cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All planned lifts are operating

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 15th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
15th February 1cm 20cm 40cm
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
Previous 7 days total 12cm 79cm 90cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 96cm 108cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 38cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 367cm 703cm 579cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 15th February 2016
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]
38cm
[367cm]
- - -
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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