Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 20th February 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Monday 20th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow for the moment
wind condition
SW
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Monday 20th February 2017, 9:20am
0cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 9:30am 2cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 9:48am 1cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 9:11am 0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 9:49am 0cm
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 50cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 79cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 429cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Monday 20th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It was cold overnight and early this morning but has already warmed up somewhat.

Just a dusting of snow overnight here at base, so no new cm to report.

There is a chance of rain here today with milder temps forecast during the daytime, but even if we get that it shouldn't last long with things getting colder later and snow due overnight tonight; possibly some strong winds as well.

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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 - 170cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 155cm

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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 9:20am on Monday 20th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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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 20th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
20th February 0cm 0cm 1cm
19th February 2cm 0cm 15cm
18th February 1cm 1cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 22cm 0cm
16th February 0cm 1cm 2cm
15th February 0cm 1cm 20cm
14th February 0cm 0cm 22cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 25cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 50cm 37cm 97cm
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 79cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 429cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 20th February 2017
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]
79cm
[429cm]
- - -
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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