Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 30th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Saturday 30th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, a few patches of blue sky currently
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times, none just now
wind condition
Light
OK but maybe limited higher up in places
This report
Saturday 30th January 2016, 10:01am
18cm
Friday 29th January 2016, 9:21am 2cm
Thursday 28th January 2016, 9:40am 2cm
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:49am 2cm
Tuesday 26th January 2016, 7:57am 10cm
Monday 25th January 2016, 9:40am 12cm
Sunday 24th January 2016, 8:20am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 48cm
Last 14 reports (total): 142cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 211cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 329cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Saturday 30th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

More snow! It was good to see the forecast right with some heavy snow last night and close to 18cm of fresh falling here at base and certainly more than that up on the mountain. It wasn't the lightest of snow, bit heavy, but I'm sure it'll feel good under those skis and boards this morning.

It has been snowing still this morning but just at the moment has eased and I can see a few patches of blue sky up there as well. Maybe it might even clear up a bit? Earlier on visibility was limited on the mountain but I expect that to be improved by now.

Tomorrow the forecast tell us to expect a mix of cloud, sun and perhaps light snow in the evening. After that there's more snowfall due around Tuesday when strong winds may also be a factor.

Back to today and it should be a fine morning.

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Information as of Saturday 30th January 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 125cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 140cm
Uwanodai: 110cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts are go!

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 30th January 2016
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 30th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
30th January 18cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 2cm 0cm 20cm
28th January 2cm 1cm 0cm
27th January 2cm 0cm 2cm
26th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 12cm 0cm 0cm
24th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 48cm 1cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 142cm 21cm 41cm
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 - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 329cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th January 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
- - - -
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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