Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 25th January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:26am on Thursday 25th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-19°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Fairly strong westerly winds
visibility condition
Generally poor
This report
Thursday 25th January 2018, 7:26am
24cm
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 8:49am 24cm
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 8:49am 26cm
Monday 22nd January 2018, 8:18am 11cm
Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Saturday 20th January 2018, 9:02am 0cm
Friday 19th January 2018, 9:07am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 85cm
Last 14 reports (total): 106cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 211cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 470cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:26am on Thursday 25th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

This storm is really delivering - and is forecast to continue delivering. Perhaps the heaviest today and less so from tomorrow but snow clouds are there on the forecast into early next week.

It is really cold this morning. The coldest yet this season. The top summit station is reporting -19C just after 7am with lower slopes also into minus double digits.

Visibility is limited at best and really poor at worst and it's windy too... some lifts are going to be affected by the conditions.

These are not the friendliest of conditions to be out skiing or snowboarding; so be well prepared.

All this fresh snow is most welcome, though!

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Lifts and course info:

- Some lifts may well be affected by winds this morning - too early for info
- All areas open (if lifts are moving)

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 160cm
- Paradise area: 180cm
- Chuo area: 180cm
- Utopia area: 210cm
- Uwanodai area: 110cm
- Oomori area: 130cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th February 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

January 2018: 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 7:26am on Thursday 25th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - but conditions will probably mean some lifts affected this morning. Check with the resort if you plan to be out there.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 25th January 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th January 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 25th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
25th January 24cm 2cm 12cm
24th January 24cm 14cm 2cm
23rd January 26cm 16cm 1cm
22nd January 11cm 15cm 0cm
21st January 0cm - 8cm
20th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
19th January 0cm 0cm 46cm
Previous 7 days total 85cm 47cm 81cm
Previous 14 days total 106cm 167cm 127cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 470cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th January 2018
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 - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
211cm
[470cm]
- - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
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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