Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:35am on Wednesday 28th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Light
Limited in places
This report
Wednesday 28th January 2015, 9:35am
1cm
Tuesday 27th January 2015, 9:28am 0cm
Monday 26th January 2015, 9:14am 0cm
Sunday 25th January 2015, 9:22am 0cm
Saturday 24th January 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Friday 23rd January 2015, 9:30am 0cm
Thursday 22nd January 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 23cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 115cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 416cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Wednesday 28th January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Back to winter this morning!

Nice and cold once again after that rather warm day yesterday in particular, with just a sprinkling of snow on the ground.. I think I can just about report it as 1cm.

A light wind. Visibility somewhat limited especially on upper areas of the resort and light snowfall at times.

Potentially heavy snowfall is due Friday into the weekend. Keep an eye on that over the next few days...

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It's the Zao Juhyo Festival coming up on Saturday 31st January. 7:15pm until 8:30pm at the stage area by the Base Center at Uwanodai - be there for some traditional snow and fire themed festival fun.

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Official snow depths (Wednesday 28th January 15):

Utopia: 190cm
Chuo: 200cm
Paradise: 200cm
Uwanodai: 135cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (though 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.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

Every evening now until 28th February

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Wednesday 28th January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays.

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 28th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
28th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 2cm 50cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 25cm
25th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
24th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd January 0cm 10cm 0cm
22nd January 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 12cm 87cm
Previous 14 days total 23cm 23cm 140cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 115cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 416cm 579cm 657cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
115cm
[416cm]
- - - -
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]
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