Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 21st February 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:29am on Sunday 21st February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Moderate
Good
This report
Sunday 21st February 2016, 9:29am
0cm
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
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 9:29am on Sunday 21st February 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

As I write this report there's a few breaks in the cloud above us and blue sky to be seen and the sun making a few appearances.

Next snow we can expect is currently due according to the forecasts for Tuesday night but we should have snow clouds over Zao from then into the weekend, hopefully at times with moderate to heavy snow falling from the skies.

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The 'Juhyo Lightup' evening ropeway service is currently open.

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).

It has not been a classic season for the juhyo monsters, that's for sure. Let's hope they can come back stronger than ever next year.

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Information as of Sunday 21st February 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 85cm
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

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st February 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 21st February 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st February 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 21st February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
21st February 0cm 15cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 25cm 53cm 98cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 112cm 150cm
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 Sunday 21st 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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