Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 6th January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:43am on Friday 6th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None at base but light snow falling in places
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Friday 6th January 2017, 10:43am
12cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 43cm
Last 14 reports (total): 62cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 42cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 151cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:43am on Friday 6th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao and another 12cm of snow to report. I must admit, better than I was expecting (the best kind of surprise!)

More lifts moving now and it looks to me like there's just 3 lifts that are not operating today. So we are getting close to me declaring the place fully open! Hurray!

We're on for a bit of a dry patch though from today if the forecast is right with the next snow due to be around these parts sometime around Tuesday next week.

If it's dry, let's have some sun over the long weekend (Monday is a national holiday) -- just as long as it remains cold...

Time to go out and enjoy this fresh snow. :)

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The following lifts are not operating:
Karamatsu pair
Nakamori Number 2 pair
Yokokura Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 80cm
Utopia - 60cm
Uwanodai - 45cm
Paradise - 75cm

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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 10:43am on Friday 6th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao Onsen is now open

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 6th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
6th January 12cm 4cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 43cm 10cm 58cm
Previous 14 days total 62cm 46cm 74cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 42cm 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 151cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 6th 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]
42cm
[151cm]
- - - -
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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