Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th February 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:18am on Sunday 24th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nine
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Very good
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Sunday 24th February 2019, 9:18am
0cm
Saturday 23rd February 2019, 9:25am 3cm
Wednesday 20th February 2019, 8:48am 0cm
Tuesday 19th February 2019, 8:04am 4cm
Monday 18th February 2019, 15:03pm 17cm
Saturday 16th February 2019, 7:52am 0cm
Thursday 14th February 2019, 9:12am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 72cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 91cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 461cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Sunday 24th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Blue skies above! It's a beautiful morning in the region. The resort is still reporting a temperature of -9C as of 9am; it is currently 2C down at base now.

It might be a fine day but we could be doing with some fresh snow. Looks like we might have to wait until around Thursday for that, and it's an all Japan thing.

Fingers crossed that early March brings with it a return to more winter-like conditions.

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We apologise for the disruption to our normal Zao Now reporting at the moment. Unfortunately this is unavoidable due to some personal circumstances. We are doing what we can to keep things going during this period and hope to get things back to normal soon. Thank you for your patience.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating
- All main course areas open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 165cm
- Chuo area: 165cm
- Utopia area: 145cm
- Uwanodai area: 110cm
- 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:

February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Sunday 24th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 24th February 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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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 Sunday 24th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
24th February 0cm 2cm 1cm
23rd February 3cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 4cm 1cm 2cm
18th February 17cm 4cm 1cm
16th February 0cm - 0cm
14th February 12cm 16cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 18cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 72cm 157cm 50cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 145cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total 91cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 461cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th February 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
- - -
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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