Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 17th February 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 17th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast but bright
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing this morning
wind condition
Light
Good
This report
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 9:01am
0cm
Monday 16th February 2015, 9:20am 2cm
Sunday 15th February 2015, 11:58am 20cm
Saturday 14th February 2015, 9:27am 22cm
Friday 13th February 2015, 8:55am 8cm
Thursday 12th February 2015, 9:31am 0cm
Wednesday 11th February 2015, 9:20am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 60cm
Last 14 reports (total): 81cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 113cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 532cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 17th February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Overcast skies above Zao this morning but it's bright and the sun trying to shine through as I sit here writing this morning report.

Check out the photos of the Ice Monsters below - taken yesterday. What a beautiful day it was, and the Monsters are looking very genki.

Fresh snowfall is expected later on today and tomorrow, possibly through into Thursday but looking a bit further ahead to the weekend a warmer period of weather is expected.

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Official snow depths (Tuesday 17th February 15):

Utopia: 245cm
Chuo: 210cm
Paradise: 215cm
Uwanodai: 155cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (* note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

Every evening now until 28th February

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 17th February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th February 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 17th February 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th February 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 17th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
17th February 0cm 3cm 1cm
16th February 2cm 50cm 15cm
15th February 20cm 40cm 0cm
14th February 22cm 0cm 1cm
13th February 8cm 0cm 2cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 22cm
11th February 8cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 60cm 93cm 41cm
Previous 14 days total 81cm 161cm 87cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total 113cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 532cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th February 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
113cm
[532cm]
- - -
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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