Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 16th February 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:49am on Thursday 16th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine and calm
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Thursday 16th February 2017, 9:49am
0cm
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:44am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 76cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 426cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:49am on Thursday 16th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Just another dusting of snow to report this morning, and not enough for any cm on the report.

It's going to generally be fairly fine day weather wise and probably some harder conditions out there as we now wait on a nice fresh layer of snow. As with most of Japan it looks like, it's going to be a very mild day today and tomorrow too. Maybe some rain before that turns into snow, especially likely at base level.

We should be seeing fresh snow by Saturday, though it doesn't look like we can expect anything major just yet.

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

Paradise Number 3 pair
Karamatsu pair

All courses apart from Kotan are open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 125cm
Paradise - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Utopia - 175cm
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 9:49am on Thursday 16th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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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 Thursday 16th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
16th February 0cm 1cm 2cm
15th February 0cm 1cm 20cm
14th February 0cm 0cm 22cm
13th February 0cm 0cm 8cm
12th February 17cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 3cm 1cm 8cm
10th February 4cm 8cm 18cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 11cm 78cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 26cm 83cm
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
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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 - 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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