Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 5th February 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:24am on Sunday 5th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, cloud, sun
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Sunday 5th February 2017, 9:24am
0cm
Saturday 4th February 2017, 16:07pm 3cm
Friday 3rd February 2017, 9:31am 21cm
Wednesday 1st February 2017, 10:34am 2cm
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 9:20am 21cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 9:25am 0cm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 10:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 94cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 26cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 376cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Sunday 5th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

I'm back and from now things should be back to normal. Sorry for being away, but it was unavoidable.

It's a fine day here in Zao as well and relatively mild.

Snow is due back soon though with colder conditions and regular flakes due - it might start before today ends. We should be having snow falling tomorrow and Tuesday through the day and so a good reset looks like it is on the cards.

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All lifts apart from the following appear to be operating today:

Paradise Number 3 pair

All courses apart from Kotan are open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 120cm
Paradise - 210cm
Chuo - 210cm
Utopia - 160cm
Uwanodai - 120cm
Yokokura - 130cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

Every day until 5th March 2017.
Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Sunday 5th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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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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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 5th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
5th February 0cm 4cm 0cm
4th February 3cm 0cm 0cm
3rd February 21cm 3cm 2cm
1st February 2cm 1cm 15cm
31st January 21cm 0cm 3cm
30th January 0cm 18cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 38cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 94cm 69cm 36cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 241cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total 26cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 376cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 5th February 2017
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 - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
26cm
[376cm]
- - -
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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