Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:26am on Saturday 28th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Saturday 28th January 2017, 9:26am
0cm
Friday 27th January 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Thursday 26th January 2017, 8:21am 0cm
Wednesday 25th January 2017, 9:27am 2cm
Tuesday 24th January 2017, 10:06am 14cm
Monday 23rd January 2017, 10:04am 16cm
Sunday 22nd January 2017, 12:07pm 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 118cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 220cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 329cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:26am on Saturday 28th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Yesterday I was up at the top Ropeway station of the resort. It was cold, foggy and windy. Colder than I thought it would be actually, but the wind was probably a factor there. It wasn't the nicest of weather conditions actually and certainly not one for photos of the Juhyo.

This morning feels mild again down at base.

A generally cloudy start to the day but it's fairly bright and some forecasts do tell us to expect some sunshine. Tomorrow does look like it should be sunny - and milder still. There's even a chance of rain later on in the day tomorrow before it turns into snowfall for Monday.

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From today the night-time 'Light Up' ropeway operations are planned for every day until 5th March.

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All lifts apart from the following appear to be operating today:
Paradise Number 3 pair

All courses apart from Kotan are open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 100cm
Paradise - 170cm
Chuo - 170cm
Utopia - 135cm
Uwanodai - 100cm
Yokokura - 115cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

Every day until 5th March 2017.
Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:26am on Saturday 28th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See report above

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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 28th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
28th January 0cm 2cm 1cm
27th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
26th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
25th January 2cm 12cm 0cm
24th January 14cm 2cm 0cm
23rd January 16cm 1cm 0cm
22nd January 15cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 29cm 1cm
Previous 14 days total 118cm 123cm 23cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 220cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 329cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th January 2017
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
220cm
[329cm]
- - - -
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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