Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 20th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Saturday 20th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Slight breeze
Good
This report
Saturday 20th February 2016, 8:34am
0cm
Friday 19th February 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Thursday 18th February 2016, 10:26am 1cm
Wednesday 17th February 2016, 9:17am 22cm
Tuesday 16th February 2016, 9:15am 1cm
Monday 15th February 2016, 10:40am 1cm
Sunday 14th February 2016, 9:12am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 62cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 391cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Saturday 20th February 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It ended up being another fine day in Zao yesterday.

This morning we start the day with cloud but we still have that mix of rain and snow on the forecast(s). We're just going to have to sit tight and see what happens. Or better still, get out and enjoy the morning before precipitation (whatever it may be) starts. It is keeping quite mild though and expected to be another fairly warm day. Even if it does rain though hopefully it'll be snowing soon enough and I'll be bringing news of snowfall in my report tomorrow morning.

Good chance of strong winds later today and tomorrow as well.

After that the next snow forecast is from Tuesday onwards.

All the best for the weekend.

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The 'Juhyo Lightup' evening ropeway service is currently open... with just over one more week to go.

All being well it should remain open every day until next Sunday (28th February) from 5pm until 9pm (last ropeway going up at 7:50pm).

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Information as of Saturday 20th 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: 90cm
Chuo: 150cm
Paradise: 140cm
Uwanodai: 80cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating for the weekend

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th February 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 20th February 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th February 2016
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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 20th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
20th February 0cm 1cm 0cm
19th February 0cm 15cm 0cm
18th February 1cm 0cm 5cm
17th February 22cm 0cm 3cm
16th February 1cm 2cm 50cm
15th February 1cm 20cm 40cm
14th February 0cm 22cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 60cm 98cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 97cm 153cm
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 62cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 391cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th February 2016
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 - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
62cm
[391cm]
- - -
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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