Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 21st January 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 21st January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, some cloud, sun
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
N/A
wind condition
Light
Very good
This report
Wednesday 21st January 2015, 8:31am
0cm
Tuesday 20th January 2015, 9:02am 5cm
Monday 19th January 2015, 8:57am 0cm
Sunday 18th January 2015, 9:23am 15cm
Saturday 17th January 2015, 9:43am 0cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 8:45am 2cm
Thursday 15th January 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 63cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 114cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 415cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 21st January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Blue skies!

Beginning to forget what they were like. And they look good!

Still some cloud about, but a fine morning here in Zao. Suitably cold. The snow conditions should be really good this morning, and the scenery to match.

New snow is still forecast for later tonight and tomorrow.

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Official snow depths (Wednesday 21st January 15):

Utopia: 200cm
Chuo: 200cm
Paradise: 200cm
Uwanodai: 135cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (though 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

January 2015: 17th-18th, 24th-31st
February 2015: Every day 1st-28th

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 8:31am on Wednesday 21st January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open and looking good

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 21st January 2015
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 21st January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
21st January 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th January 5cm 5cm 12cm
19th January 0cm 2cm 2cm
18th January 15cm 0cm 3cm
17th January 0cm 2cm 5cm
16th January 2cm 2cm 1cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 22cm 11cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 63cm 29cm 82cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 114cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 415cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 21st January 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
114cm
[415cm]
- - - -
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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