Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th February 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:46am on Thursday 15th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate NW
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Thursday 15th February 2018, 7:46am
32cm
Wednesday 14th February 2018, 7:25am 16cm
Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8:57am 30cm
Monday 12th February 2018, 7:48am 42cm
Sunday 11th February 2018, 10:05am 2cm
Friday 9th February 2018, 9:15am 2cm
Thursday 8th February 2018, 7:01am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 134cm
Last 14 reports (total): 149cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 149cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 683cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:46am on Thursday 15th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Zao.

The mid-winter conditions are continuing here at the moment and another very respectable amount of snow. Really nice quality snow too.

We're not actually expecting much snow today or tomorrow with more lined up there on the forecast for Saturday along with a further dip in temperatures. Might get windy too. If the forecast is correct we can perhaps expect some blizzard like conditions whipping up.

Those official snow depth numbers below have been zooming up over the last few days!

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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: 190cm
- Paradise area: 240cm
- Chuo area: 240cm
- Utopia area: 270cm
- Uwanodai area: 155cm
- Oomori area: 175cm

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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 7:46am on Thursday 15th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is 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 Thursday 15th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 15th February 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th 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 Thursday 15th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
15th February 32cm 0cm 1cm
14th February 16cm 0cm 0cm
13th February 30cm 0cm 0cm
12th February 42cm 17cm 0cm
11th February 2cm 3cm 1cm
9th February 2cm 0cm 2cm
8th February 10cm 12cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 134cm 24cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 149cm 76cm 37cm
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 149cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 683cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th 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]
149cm
[683cm]
- - -
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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