Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 30th January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:25am on Tuesday 30th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 8:25am
13cm
Monday 29th January 2018, 8:07am 14cm
Sunday 28th January 2018, 8:27am 0cm
Saturday 27th January 2018, 9:28am 24cm
Friday 26th January 2018, 9:20am 12cm
Thursday 25th January 2018, 7:26am 24cm
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 8:49am 24cm
Last 7 reports (total): 111cm
Last 14 reports (total): 160cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 274cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 533cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Tuesday 30th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

More snow again this morning - over 10cm - with light snow falling early morning and not much wind. It should be a fine morning out there.

The snow clouds might remain over us until tomorrow with clearer conditions currently expected Thursday and Friday. More decent snowfall as we enter the weekend perhaps?

Keep an eye on the forecast.

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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: 165cm
- Paradise area: 200cm
- Chuo area: 200cm
- Utopia area: 240cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Oomori area: 145cm

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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:

January 2018: 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Tuesday 30th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Opening as planned this morning

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 30th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 30th January 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 30th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
30th January 13cm 0cm 18cm
29th January 14cm 0cm 2cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
27th January 24cm 0cm 2cm
26th January 12cm 0cm 10cm
25th January 24cm 2cm 12cm
24th January 24cm 14cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 111cm 16cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 160cm 86cm 142cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 274cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 533cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 30th January 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]
274cm
[533cm]
- - - -
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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