Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 7th February 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:15am on Tuesday 7th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow, fog
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Limited - poor
This report
Tuesday 7th February 2017, 10:15am
11cm
Monday 6th February 2017, 10:06am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 40cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 390cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Tuesday 7th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Strong blowy winds this morning with snow falling and cold temperatures.

It looks like it will be that for the day, though the wind doesn't seem to be affecting any of the lifts at least as of 10am. Tomorrow should be calmer though regular snowfall is on the weekly forecast.

There's not many people around at the moment weekdays, especially on days like this - excellent if you can get here and fine with the weather conditions.

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

Paradise Number 3 pair
Karamatsu pair

All courses apart from Kotan are open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 125cm
Paradise - 210cm
Chuo - 210cm
Utopia - 155cm
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 10:15am on Tuesday 7th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - see above for more

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 7th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 7th February 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 7th February 2017
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 Tuesday 7th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
7th February 11cm 0cm 0cm
6th February 3cm 5cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 61cm 25cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 71cm 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 40cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 390cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 7th February 2017
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 - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
40cm
[390cm]
- - -
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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