Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:50am on Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fine
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow in places
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Decent
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This report
Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 9:50am
4cm
Monday 21st January 2019, 9:10am 11cm
Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:10am 7cm
Saturday 19th January 2019, 10:07am 4cm
Friday 18th January 2019, 8:40am 10cm
Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:45am 2cm
Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:56am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 76cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 92cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 317cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Wednesday 23rd January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao.

Apologies for the missing report yesterday - circumstances kept me away from my computer.

A bit of a break in the snow clouds this morning but it has clouded over again and there is some light snow falling in places, but generally decent visibility and nice conditions.

There is some potentially heavy snow coming tonight and that is always welcome so I look forward to reporting that...

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating apart from Karamatsu pair and Yokokura Number 2 pair
- All main courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 130cm
- Uwanodai area: 100cm
- Oomori area: 110cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between until 10th March 2019

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the upcoming dates:

January 2019: 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Wednesday 23rd January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 23rd January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
23rd January 4cm 26cm 16cm
21st January 11cm 0cm -
20th January 7cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
18th January 10cm 12cm 0cm
17th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
16th January 6cm 5cm 39cm
Previous 7 days total 44cm 49cm 70cm
Previous 14 days total 76cm 114cm 162cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 92cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 317cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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 - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
92cm
[317cm]
- - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
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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