Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 17th January 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:38am on Thursday 17th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight wind
Fair - poor, variable
This report
Thursday 17th January 2013, 9:38am
5cm
Wednesday 16th January 2013, 8:44am 1cm
Tuesday 15th January 2013, 18:01pm 30cm
Monday 14th January 2013, 10:48am 1cm
Sunday 13th January 2013, 10:20am 20cm
Saturday 12th January 2013, 17:44pm 0cm
Friday 11th January 2013, 9:14am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 82cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 127cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 280cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Thursday 17th January 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Another small amount of new snowfall in Zao Onsen this morning. I'd say about 3-5cm or so. Right now it is -3 degrees and cloudy. Not much of the mountain to see this morning as all but the lower slopes is covered in cloud. There's just a slight wind.

Chance of snow showers today and tomorrow with clouds clearing for the weekend, according to the latest local weather report.

About the evening 'Light Up' operations when the Zao Ropeway and top gondola take people up to the top of the resort in the evening to view the lit up snow monsters.... It will be operating this weekend Saturday and Sunday and then from Saturday 26th January it will be open daily until 3rd March. Please remember that you need a special ticket for this - a normal ski ticket is not valid. The return tickets cost 2500 yen for adults and 1250 yen for children and it is open from 5pm until 9pm with the last one taking people up at 7:50pm. If you can try to pick a day when it's clearer weather... it makes such a difference.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
135cm

Utopia
180cm

Paradise
150cm

Uwanodai
100cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Thursday 17th January 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2012/2013
*as of Thursday 17th January 2013
2011/2012
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13th January 20cm - -
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11th January 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 57cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 82cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm - -
December observed snowfall total 150cm - -
January observed snowfall total 127cm - -
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Season observed snowfall total 280cm 0cm 0cm
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