Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 6th February 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:59am on Tuesday 6th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, some sun
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Tuesday 6th February 2018, 8:59am
0cm
Monday 5th February 2018, 7:30am 12cm
Sunday 4th February 2018, 10:15am 0cm
Saturday 3rd February 2018, 8:30am 0cm
Friday 2nd February 2018, 8:03am 0cm
Thursday 1st February 2018, 7:57am 0cm
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 8:21am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 124cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 12cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 546cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:59am on Tuesday 6th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

There are some pretty grey clouds hanging on this morning but as I am writing this report just after 9am the sun is shining through as well.

Snow clouds are forecast to remain over the region over the next few days though so we can expect snow at any time.

Temperatures should remain quite low until the weekend. Around Saturday some warmer conditions are likely and even the chance of some rainfall if the forecasts are correct. Let's hope that with regards to potential rain, they are wrong and/or change!

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts appear to be opening as scheduled
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 170cm
- Paradise area: 200cm
- Chuo area: 200cm
- Utopia area: 200cm
- Uwanodai area: 130cm
- Oomori area: 140cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th February 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

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

February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 8:59am on Tuesday 6th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as planned

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 6th February 2018
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Tuesday 6th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
6th February 0cm 3cm 5cm
5th February 12cm 0cm 4cm
4th February 0cm 3cm 0cm
3rd February 0cm 21cm 3cm
2nd February 0cm - 12cm
1st February 0cm 2cm 1cm
31st January 1cm 21cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 50cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 124cm 82cm 73cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 12cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 546cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 6th February 2018
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 - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
12cm
[546cm]
- - -
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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