Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 1st February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:21am on Monday 1st February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light wind
Poor
This report
Monday 1st February 2016, 10:21am
1cm
Sunday 31st January 2016, 9:38am 0cm
Saturday 30th January 2016, 10:01am 18cm
Friday 29th January 2016, 9:21am 2cm
Thursday 28th January 2016, 9:40am 2cm
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:49am 2cm
Tuesday 26th January 2016, 7:57am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 116cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 1cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 330cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:21am on Monday 1st February 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

More limited visibility on the mountain again this morning but it's not snowing - more like a cloudy and foggy situation.

There has been a bit of snow since yesterday but it's rather wet and heavy. I had fun out there yesterday but my knees and thighs definitely took a good workout and we could really be doing with a new decent delivery of snow to liven things up and freshen things up.

Which brings me to...

I am finding myself disagreeing with the snow quality code that the resort is publishing at the moment. The available codes are as below:

S - powder snow
A - very good
B - fairly good
C - normal/average
D - fairly poor
E - poor

The resort today is claiming 'S' as the mountain-wide quality of snow this morning.

If today is 'S', then how do we compare that with when there's 40cm of fresh light dry powder out there? Today is not 'S'.

Anyway, enough of that hopefully we should get a bit of snowfall tomorrow and then after that it's probably going to be the end of the week before we get much more.


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Information as of Monday 1st February 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.
The Karamatsu lift is rested on weekdays.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 125cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 140cm
Uwanodai: 110cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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*as of Monday 1st February 2016
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Season
2013/2014
Season
1st February 1cm 15cm 0cm
31st January 0cm 3cm 2cm
30th January 18cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 2cm 0cm 20cm
28th January 2cm 1cm 0cm
27th January 2cm 0cm 2cm
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March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
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May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 330cm 703cm 579cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
1cm
[330cm]
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2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
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[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]
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