Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 11th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:05am on Sunday 11th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds, fog
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate gusty winds
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Sunday 11th February 2018, 10:05am
2cm
Friday 9th February 2018, 9:15am 2cm
Thursday 8th February 2018, 7:01am 10cm
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 9:00am 3cm
Tuesday 6th February 2018, 8:59am 0cm
Monday 5th February 2018, 7:30am 12cm
Sunday 4th February 2018, 10:15am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 29cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 563cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:05am on Sunday 11th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao and apologies for the missed report yesterday.

Not the reason why I had to miss a report but the queues for the Ropeway were looking pretty scary when I went past in the morning yesterday. I am hearing that there were waits of well over 1 hour for it. Yikes. That's a 3 day long weekend in peak season for you and today should be busy too.

It was a nice day and I didn't have any snow to report.

This morning it is keeping quite mild but temperatures are due to drop during the day and into tomorrow. Snow is falling and visibility is poor on parts of the mountain, just limited by base at the moment. There's some wind as well.

Hoping for more fresh snow over the next few days. Fresh snow would be good - lots of people... lots of tracks!

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts appear to be opening as scheduled
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 170cm
- Paradise area: 200cm
- Chuo area: 200cm
- Utopia area: 200cm
- Uwanodai area: 135cm
- Oomori area: 140cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th February 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 10:05am on Sunday 11th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as normal

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 11th February 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th February 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 11th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
11th February 2cm 3cm 1cm
9th February 2cm 0cm 2cm
8th February 10cm 12cm 1cm
7th February 3cm 11cm 0cm
6th February 0cm 3cm 5cm
5th February 12cm 0cm 4cm
4th February 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 33cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 57cm 80cm 57cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 29cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 563cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th February 2018
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
29cm
[563cm]
- - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
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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