Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 4th February 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:15am on Sunday 4th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy skies this morning
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None but snow is expected by this afternoon
wind condition
Light now but stronger forecast
visibility condition
Good for now
This report
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
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 8:25am 13cm
Monday 29th January 2018, 8:07am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 149cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 534cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Sunday 4th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

After some fine weather conditions there is more cloud around this morning as we head into more expected colder conditions along with fresh snowfall on the ground. Hopefully I'll be reporting that tomorrow. Bring it on, I say.

All of the resort is open.

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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: 120cm
- 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 10:15am on Sunday 4th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 4th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 4th February 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 4th February 2018
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 Sunday 4th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
4th February 0cm 3cm 0cm
3rd February 0cm 21cm 3cm
2nd February 0cm - 12cm
1st February 0cm 2cm 1cm
31st January 1cm 21cm 0cm
30th January 13cm 0cm 18cm
29th January 14cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 28cm 47cm 36cm
Previous 14 days total 149cm 94cm 65cm
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 0cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 534cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 4th February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
0cm
[534cm]
- - -
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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