Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th February 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Saturday 28th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, thin cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snow falling now
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair
This report
Saturday 28th February 2015, 9:20am
35cm
Friday 27th February 2015, 9:47am 2cm
Thursday 26th February 2015, 9:56am 0cm
Wednesday 25th February 2015, 9:14am 0cm
Tuesday 24th February 2015, 9:42am 0cm
Monday 23rd February 2015, 9:35am 0cm
Sunday 22nd February 2015, 9:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 90cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 181cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 600cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Saturday 28th February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Lots of snow to report this morning from Zao. Strong winds and snowfall overnight giving us over 30cm down here at base and I would guess more up top. A very nice new thick layer to play in this morning and hopefully covering those icy conditions we had very handily.

There's still a moderate wind this morning but the resort appears to be open as normal.

More snow likely later tomorrow though it's expected to be a bit warmer with even a chance of rain. It would be excellent if we could avoid that and go straight to snow. Spoiling this new fresh would be a crime!

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Tonight is the last chance to get up to the top of the mountain for the evening "light up". How quickly that comes around! There's still a lot left in the season of course, with some lifts moving until Golden Week in early May, but it always feels a bit sad when this day comes.

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Official snow depths (Saturday 28th February 15):

Utopia: 230cm
Chuo: 210cm
Paradise: 220cm
Uwanodai: 145cm

Zao Onsen is open as planned (* 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.

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Saturday 28th February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 28th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
28th February 35cm 0cm 0cm
27th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 1cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 50cm
24th February 0cm 0cm 25cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 35cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 37cm 0cm 112cm
Previous 14 days total 90cm 98cm 147cm
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 181cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 600cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
- - -
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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