Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 29th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Friday 29th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light
Limited to poor
This report
Friday 29th January 2016, 9:21am
2cm
Thursday 28th January 2016, 9:40am 2cm
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:49am 2cm
Tuesday 26th January 2016, 7:57am 10cm
Monday 25th January 2016, 9:40am 12cm
Sunday 24th January 2016, 8:20am 2cm
Saturday 23rd January 2016, 9:09am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 31cm
Last 14 reports (total): 125cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 193cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 311cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Friday 29th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao where there's just another 2cm or so of snow on the ground but it is snowing now and forecast to be for the day and tonight - heavy snow due tonight? Hopefully I'll have a decent number to report to you for the beginning of the weekend.

Lots of cloud around and fog covering the mountain this morning so I expect visibility to be limited to poor up there today.

As yesterday it's not particularly cold (for Zao in late January) and should be getting colder again over the weekend.

Things are pretty quiet here at the moment weekdays. Not quite sure why, though I would expect things to be busy for the coming weekend. As always an early start is recommended.

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Information as of Friday 29th January 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.
The Karamatsu pair lift does not operate on weekdays.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 120cm
Chuo: 160cm
Paradise: 135cm
Uwanodai: 100cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen lifts are all moving as planned

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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 29th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th January 2cm 0cm 20cm
28th January 2cm 1cm 0cm
27th January 2cm 0cm 2cm
26th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 12cm 0cm 0cm
24th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
23rd January 1cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 31cm 1cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 125cm 23cm 43cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 193cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 311cm 703cm 579cm
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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 - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
193cm
[311cm]
- - - -
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]
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