Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 17th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:45am on Thursday 17th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow on mountain
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:45am
2cm
Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:56am 6cm
Tuesday 15th January 2019, 9:04am 0cm
Monday 14th January 2019, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 13th January 2019, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 12th January 2019, 7:41am 0cm
Friday 11th January 2019, 8:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 56cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 281cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Thursday 17th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It is back to grey and cloudy this morning and snow is falling on the mountain. There isn't much to report since my report yesterday but hopefully we are entering another stretch of snowy weather conditions that will deliver - perhaps Saturday aside - with heavy snow due around Sunday and early in the week.

The official snow depths are still keeping pretty low.

We could be doing with some heavy and consistent snow to get those numbers and excitement levels up.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating apart from Karamatsu pair and Yokokura Number 2 pair
- 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 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: 18th-20th, 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Thursday 17th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 17th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
17th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
16th January 6cm 5cm 39cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 19cm
14th January 0cm 2cm 13cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 18cm
12th January 0cm 2cm 13cm
11th January 0cm 22cm 18cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 31cm 120cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 89cm 170cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 56cm 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 281cm 765cm 520cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
56cm
[281cm]
- - - -
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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