Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 19th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:37am on Tuesday 19th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds + wind
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate to strong winds
Poor
This report
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 9:37am
46cm
Monday 18th January 2016, 9:05am 26cm
Sunday 17th January 2016, 9:07am 1cm
Saturday 16th January 2016, 8:22am 1cm
Friday 15th January 2016, 9:14am 0cm
Thursday 14th January 2016, 9:10am 11cm
Wednesday 13th January 2016, 8:50am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 89cm
Last 14 reports (total): 136cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 142cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 260cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Tuesday 19th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

There's absolutely loads of snow to report this morning.

Yesterday was blizzard conditions though lifts managed to open; this morning it's still pretty wild out there but more lifts moving from the start of the day.

Whiteout and deep snow conditions. How long did it take me to be able to say something like that this season?!

Wind has been blowing it around but the average in the space behind where I live gives me 46cm to report. Yes, forty six cm! Some of the official snow depth numbers have increased, but the official snow depth for Paradise at 70cm is... silly.

Never mind, with so much snow falling here in the village areas it should be an awesome morning up there if you can brave the conditions and just like playing in fresh. Some may be more tempted to sit it out again and wait for the storm to pass. With all this new snowfall, poor visibility and excitement due to the new snowfall, extra care is required. We don't want to be hearing news of lost skiers and boarders on the evening news.

It looks like the snow should continue coming down today and basically through the weekend, though perhaps ease off somewhat after today.

Thank you Snow Gods, we do love you. We always did.

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Information as of Tuesday 19th January 2016 (subject to change)

All lifts apart from three Onsen lifts are closed as of 9am.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 100cm
Chuo: 130cm
Paradise: 70cm
Uwanodai: 80cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited due to the weather conditions

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 19th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
19th January 46cm 0cm 2cm
18th January 26cm 15cm 0cm
17th January 1cm 0cm 2cm
16th January 1cm 2cm 2cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 11cm 0cm 3cm
13th January 4cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 89cm 17cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 136cm 61cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 142cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 260cm 703cm 579cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
142cm
[260cm]
- - - -
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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