Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 3rd January 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:12am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Light to moderate
Generally quite poor
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This report
Saturday 3rd January 2015, 10:12am
5cm
Friday 2nd January 2015, 8:40am 5cm
Thursday 1st January 2015, 9:04am 30cm
Wednesday 31st December 2014, 9:45am 10cm
Tuesday 30th December 2014, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 29th December 2014, 11:10am 0cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 9:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 89cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 40cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 341cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:12am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It sure is staying cold at the moment!

Foggy conditions as well with continued poor visibility and moderate winds on the mountain.

I think quite a lot of people are hoping that it will clear up today and there does seem to be a chance of that, and a better still chance of that tomorrow and Monday. The grip of the bitter cold should ease as well with slightly warmer (I use that word loosely!) temps due for a few days.

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Official snow depths (3rd January 15):

Utopia: 170cm
Chuo: 200cm
Paradise: 170cm
Uwanodai: 135cm

Zao Onsen is fully open.

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
From Friday 26th December until 4th January;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

January 2015: 1st-4th, 10th-12th, 17th-18th, 24th-31st
February 2015: 1st-28th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2600 yen for adults and 1300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 10:12am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd January 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 3rd January 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd January 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 3rd January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
3rd January 5cm 0cm 30cm
2nd January 5cm 40cm 5cm
1st January 30cm 2cm 10cm
31st December 10cm 2cm 1cm
30th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
29th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
28th December 0cm 5cm -
Previous 7 days total 50cm 61cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 89cm 68cm 82cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 40cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 341cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd January 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
40cm
[341cm]
- - - -
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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