Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 12th January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:41am on Saturday 12th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, fine
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied but should be good during the day
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Saturday 12th January 2019, 7:41am
0cm
Friday 11th January 2019, 8:10am 0cm
Thursday 10th January 2019, 8:21am 0cm
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 9:12am 32cm
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 8:26am 1cm
Monday 7th January 2019, 8:44am 12cm
Sunday 6th January 2019, 9:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 48cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 273cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Saturday 12th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's the beginning of the long January weekend and it's going to be busy out there - especially as we are expecting calm and fine weather conditions right through the holiday. Yes perhaps some sunshine today though still there is a lot of cloud about early morning.

The next snowfall? Looks like it'll be around mid week - by which time we'll surely be in need of a fresh delivery to fill in tracks.

For the meantime though, we can enjoy what we have.

I recommend an early start each morning.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating apart from the Yokokura Number 2 pair lift
- All courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 130cm
- Chuo area: 130cm
- Utopia area: 100cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Oomori area: 100cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from 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:

January 2019: 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Saturday 12th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is open - see above for more info

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 12th January 2019
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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 12th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
12th January 0cm 2cm 13cm
11th January 0cm 22cm 18cm
10th January 0cm 34cm 0cm
9th January 32cm 0cm 11cm
8th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 12cm 3cm 0cm
6th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
Previous 7 days total 45cm 61cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 130cm 88cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 48cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 273cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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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]
48cm
[273cm]
- - - -
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]
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