Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th February 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Friday 20th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky, sun, shadows
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now
wind condition
Light to moderate
Good
This report
Friday 20th February 2015, 10:01am
1cm
Thursday 19th February 2015, 9:10am 15cm
Wednesday 18th February 2015, 9:17am 0cm
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 9:01am 0cm
Monday 16th February 2015, 9:20am 2cm
Sunday 15th February 2015, 11:58am 20cm
Saturday 14th February 2015, 9:27am 22cm
Last 7 reports (total): 60cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 129cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 548cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Friday 20th February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Just a bit more snow overnight and slightly colder early on this morning.

The sun is out at the moment - it's a mix of cloud and blue skies at the moment, with those clouds casting big moving shadows. All very dramatic.

As with most area of Japan it seems, the weekend is going to be warmer and even here there's a chance of rainfall on Sunday. Hopefully nice and sunny tomorrow.

It is going to be mid week before it gets back to winter like conditions by the looks of the current forecast.

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Official snow depths (Friday 20th February 15):

Utopia: 245cm
Chuo: 210cm
Paradise: 220cm
Uwanodai: 160cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (* note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

Every evening now until 28th February

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Friday 20th February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th February 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 20th February 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th February 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 20th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
20th February 1cm 0cm 2cm
19th February 15cm 0cm 1cm
18th February 0cm 5cm 1cm
17th February 0cm 3cm 1cm
16th February 2cm 50cm 15cm
15th February 20cm 40cm 0cm
14th February 22cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 60cm 98cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 97cm 153cm 80cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total 129cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 548cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th February 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
129cm
[548cm]
- - -
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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