Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 12th February 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 12th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Quite strong forecast for the day
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Tuesday 12th February 2019, 8:33am
14cm
Monday 11th February 2019, 8:02am 2cm
Sunday 10th February 2019, 7:54am 8cm
Thursday 7th February 2019, 8:46am 0cm
Wednesday 6th February 2019, 9:01am 0cm
Tuesday 5th February 2019, 9:03am 0cm
Monday 4th February 2019, 8:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 43cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 413cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 12th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao.

Some strong winds are forecast today and there's a good 10+cm of snow on the ground. I imagine less or more in places.

Hopefully a bit more into tomorrow though I don't think we can expect any big numbers.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating apart from Yokokura Number 2.
- All main courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 120cm
- Paradise area: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Oomori area: 120cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between until 10th March 2019

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

February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 12th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as planned

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 12th February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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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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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 12th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
12th February 14cm 42cm 17cm
11th February 2cm 2cm 3cm
10th February 8cm - 4cm
7th February 0cm 3cm 11cm
6th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
5th February 0cm 12cm 0cm
4th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 71cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 99cm 97cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 145cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total 43cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 413cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 12th February 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
43cm
[413cm]
- - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
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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