Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 17th February 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Friday 17th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine blue skies, some cloud
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light SW
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 17th February 2017, 9:11am
0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 9:49am 0cm
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 9:10am 0cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 9:40am 17cm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 9:26am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 76cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 426cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Friday 17th February 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Some beautiful weather in the daytime yesterday with blue skies and fine views of the 'juhyo'.

It's a mild morning here. 5C and likely to warm up somewhat more, I would say the warmest of the year or perhaps even the season.

Another fine morning with the sun shining down and calm conditions.

Early tracks should be best before the snow warms up too much.

So we could do with a nice new layer of snowfall. And hopefully I'll have some of that to report to you tomorrow morning.

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All lifts apart from the following appear to be operating today:

Paradise Number 3 pair
Karamatsu pair

All courses apart from Kotan are open.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 125cm
Paradise - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Utopia - 170cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 155cm

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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 9:11am on Friday 17th February 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 Friday 17th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
17th February 0cm 22cm 0cm
16th February 0cm 1cm 2cm
15th February 0cm 1cm 20cm
14th February 0cm 0cm 22cm
13th February 0cm 0cm 8cm
12th February 17cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 3cm 1cm 8cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 25cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 45cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 241cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total 76cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 426cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th February 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
76cm
[426cm]
- - -
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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