Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 18th February 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:48am on Saturday 18th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None at base but light snow higher up early on
wind condition
Slight breeze
visibility condition
Good
This report
Saturday 18th February 2017, 9:48am
1cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 9:11am 0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 9:49am 0cm
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 9:10am 0cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 9:40am 17cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 77cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 427cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:48am on Saturday 18th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Yesterday was a bit wild out there but this morning things have calmed down - just a slight breeze at the moment.

Just a bit of new snow on the ground this morning and a cloudy start to the day. And happily it is much colder than how we started the day yesterday.

We may get some fine weather today and a chance of some snow in the day tomorrow. All a bit unclear and changeable it feels at the moment.

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All lifts apart from the following appear to be operating today:

Paradise Number 3 pair

All courses apart from Kotan are open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 125cm
Paradise - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Utopia - 170cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 155cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

Every day until 5th March 2017.
Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:48am on Saturday 18th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See report

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 18th February 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 18th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th February 1cm 1cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 22cm 0cm
16th February 0cm 1cm 2cm
15th February 0cm 1cm 20cm
14th February 0cm 0cm 22cm
13th February 0cm 0cm 8cm
12th February 17cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 25cm 52cm
Previous 14 days total 51cm 46cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 241cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total 77cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 427cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
77cm
[427cm]
- - -
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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