Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 6th January 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Tuesday 6th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
Slight
Fine
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This report
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 9:10am
0cm
Monday 5th January 2015, 9:20am 5cm
Sunday 4th January 2015, 9:34am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 48cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 349cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Tuesday 6th January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's almost warm this morning. OK, lots of people might scoff at that, but for Zao in January... it's 'warm'. A balmy 3 degrees even!

No wind this morning, just cloud and those mild conditions. Decent visibility and things seems fairly quiet.

Not going to last though. Come tomorrow it will very likely be much colder, hopefully snow will be falling, but it is forecast to be very windy as well. Might be enough to disrupt lifts on the mountain. We'll just have to see how that develops.

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Official snow depths (Tuesday 6th January 15):

Utopia: 175cm
Chuo: 200cm
Paradise: 180cm
Uwanodai: 130cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (though note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
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: 10th-12th, 17th-18th, 24th-31st
February 2015: Every day 1st-28th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Tuesday 6th 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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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 6th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
6th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
5th January 5cm 2cm 10cm
4th January 3cm 2cm 5cm
3rd January 5cm 0cm 30cm
2nd January 5cm 40cm 5cm
1st January 30cm 2cm 10cm
31st December 10cm 2cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 58cm 50cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 71cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 48cm 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 349cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 6th 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]
48cm
[349cm]
- - - -
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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