Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 16th January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Monday 16th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds still hanging around
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times early on this morning
wind condition
Calm, slight wind
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Monday 16th January 2017, 9:05am
39cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 9:12am 19cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 9:30am 13cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 9:11am 18cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 8:20am 13cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 9:09am 18cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 10:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 120cm
Last 14 reports (total): 173cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 173cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 282cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Monday 16th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It's our turn to get an impressive snowfall number this morning with close on 40cm on the ground outside my place.

It has been a good run of days and while there doesn't seem to be that much snow on the forecast over the next few days, it's looking good for the weekend with decent snow currently forecast Friday night.

Good fresh conditions out there now though so it should be a good week. (Daily top-ups though please!)

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The following lifts are not operating:
Karamatsu pair
Paradise Number 3 pair
Yokokura Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 130cm
Utopia - 150cm
Uwanodai - 90cm
Paradise - 140cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations - upcoming dates

January 2017: 21st, 22nd, 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

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 9:05am on Monday 16th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao Onsen is open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 16th January 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Monday 16th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
16th January 39cm 1cm 2cm
15th January 19cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 13cm 11cm 0cm
13th January 18cm 4cm 0cm
12th January 13cm 3cm 10cm
11th January 18cm 11cm 1cm
10th January 0cm 10cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 120cm 40cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 173cm 64cm 59cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 173cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 282cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 16th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
173cm
[282cm]
- - - -
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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