Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 18th February 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Sunday 18th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
-
visibility condition
Limited - poor
This report
Sunday 18th February 2018, 7:59am
4cm
Saturday 17th February 2018, 7:45am 15cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 141cm
Last 14 reports (total): 168cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 168cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 702cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Sunday 18th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It is another cold morning. There's a bit more fresh snow on the ground and is snow falling as we start the day. Limited visibility again too.

I don't think we should expect much more out of this particular delivery beyond today, with some forecasts telling us that we might get to see some sunshine tomorrow.

Cold conditions seem set to continue.

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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: 215cm
- Paradise area: 240cm
- Chuo area: 240cm
- Utopia area: 265cm
- Uwanodai area: 160cm
- Oomori area: 185cm

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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 7:59am on Sunday 18th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

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 Sunday 18th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 18th February 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 18th 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 Sunday 18th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
18th February 4cm 1cm 1cm
17th February 15cm 0cm 22cm
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
Previous 7 days total 141cm 18cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 168cm 51cm 46cm
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 168cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 702cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 18th 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]
168cm
[702cm]
- - -
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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