Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st January 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:18am on Saturday 31st January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow for now
wind condition
Moderate wind
Poor
This report
Saturday 31st January 2015, 9:18am
3cm
Friday 30th January 2015, 9:09am 0cm
Thursday 29th January 2015, 9:02am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 118cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Saturday 31st January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from a snowy Zao. Just a few cm of fresh snow to report but more is expected through the day today, tonight and also into tomorrow.

It's not crazy cold this morning.

Foggy conditions on the mountain with poor visibility all round unfortunately. One of those mornings when you can't see much at all of anything.

It's the Festival tonight... over at Uwanodai if you are around. Might see you there. (If the fog clears up enough!)

Heavy snow once the festival has finished please!

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Official snow depths (Saturday 31st 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 9:18am on Saturday 31st January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st January 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 31st January 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st January 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 31st January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
31st January 3cm 2cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
29th January 0cm 20cm 10cm
28th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 2cm 50cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 25cm
25th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 24cm 99cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 41cm 116cm
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 - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 419cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st January 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
- - - -
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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