Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:35pm on Thursday 5th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Thursday 5th January 2017, 12:35pm
25cm
Wednesday 4th January 2017, 8:42am 2cm
Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 10:10am 3cm
Monday 2nd January 2017, 10:31am 0cm
Sunday 1st January 2017, 10:08am 0cm
Saturday 31st December 2016, 8:55am 1cm
Friday 30th December 2016, 9:17am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 50cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 30cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 139cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:35pm on Thursday 5th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao and sorry for the late report today.

It was great to see some proper snowfall yesterday with a decent amount falling both at base and on the slopes. I have measured 25cm since my report yesterday and hopefully we'll be adding to that during the day today too.

Should be very nice snow conditions out there today.

There's not a whole lot of snow forecast through until early in the week. And while we still need and want more snow we should be good for now.

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The following lifts are not operating:
Kurohime Number 1 quad
Zao Kokutai pair
Ryuzan pair
Karamatsu pair
Nakamori Number 2 pair
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
Yokokura Number 2 pair
Omori quad

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 75cm
Utopia - 60cm
Uwanodai - 40cm
Paradise - 70cm

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

January 2017: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

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 12:35pm on Thursday 5th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See report above for lift info

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 5th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
5th January 25cm 1cm 5cm
4th January 2cm 0cm 3cm
3rd January 3cm 0cm 5cm
2nd January 0cm 0cm 5cm
1st January 0cm 5cm 30cm
31st December 1cm 0cm 10cm
30th December 3cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 8cm 58cm
Previous 14 days total 50cm 42cm 94cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 30cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 139cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 5th January 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]
30cm
[139cm]
- - - -
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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