Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 8th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:36am on Wednesday 8th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Wednesday 8th February 2017, 10:36am
12cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 75cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 52cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 402cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:36am on Wednesday 8th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

More fresh snow this morning with just over 10cm outside my place, so I would expect more than that on the mountain.

Limited visibility out there by the looks and moderate blowing winds; the wind will likely mean varying amounts of fresh snow in different places. Caution advised.

Otherwise it should be nice out there this morning.

Tomorrow should be less windy though snow due back by evening time.

Maybe some sunshine on Saturday.


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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 - 160cm
Uwanodai - 125cm
Yokokura - 135cm

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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 10:36am on Wednesday 8th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 8th February 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Wednesday 8th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
8th February 12cm 1cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 52cm 25cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 75cm 60cm 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 52cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 402cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 8th 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]
52cm
[402cm]
- - -
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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