Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 21st February 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:51am on Thursday 21st February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate wind
Mostly poor
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This report
Thursday 21st February 2013, 10:51am
15cm
Wednesday 20th February 2013, 8:21am 2cm
Tuesday 19th February 2013, 8:17am 1cm
Monday 18th February 2013, 9:04am 1cm
Sunday 17th February 2013, 10:01am 1cm
Saturday 16th February 2013, 9:30am 15cm
Friday 15th February 2013, 9:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 106cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 502cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:51am on Thursday 21st February 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It is a very cold morning in Zao. And I have over 15cm of new snow to report from the village base area, with more surely falling higher up.

Temperatures down to minus double figures earlier on this morning and not much of a warm up happening either. The Paradise area of the resort is recording a lot of -15C. Snow continues and there is a moderate wind, but all of the resort is open as planned from what I can tell. The snow depth on the Utopia area is now recorded as 275cm, the highest of the season so far.

At the moment I can just see the lower slopes from the base, anything higher up is shrouded in cloud. Earlier on it was better, but once again has reduced as the morning goes on.

Snowfall is still forecast for the next few days and through the coming weekend and it is going to stay cold too. Come prepared!

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
240cm

Utopia
275cm

Paradise
240cm

Uwanodai
160cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:51am on Thursday 21st February 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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19th February 1cm - -
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15th February 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 35cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 93cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm - -
December observed snowfall total 150cm - -
January observed snowfall total 243cm - -
February observed snowfall total 106cm - -
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May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 502cm 0cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
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106cm
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