Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st February 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:54am on Sunday 1st February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Moderate
Poor
This report
Sunday 1st February 2015, 8:54am
15cm
Saturday 31st January 2015, 9:18am 3cm
Friday 30th January 2015, 9:09am 0cm
Thursday 29th January 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Wednesday 28th January 2015, 9:35am 1cm
Tuesday 27th January 2015, 9:28am 0cm
Monday 26th January 2015, 9:14am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 15cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 434cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Sunday 1st February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The festival did take place last night with snow falling all around us - the stormy conditions didn't spoil things and it went ahead as did the fireworks.

So yes, new snowfall. There's at least 15cm of fresh overnight giving the mountain a good refresh for this morning.

It's a cold start to the day and just cloudy conditions now with the snow easing off. Snowfall on and off for the day forecast though and as I look out it's another day of limited visibility.

Similar conditions on the local forecast for tomorrow.

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Official snow depths (Sunday 1st January 15):

Utopia: 190cm
Chuo: 200cm
Paradise: 200cm
Uwanodai: 150cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (though note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

Every evening now until 28th February

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Sunday 1st February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st February 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 1st February 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st February 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 1st February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
1st February 15cm 0cm 0cm
31st January 3cm 2cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
29th January 0cm 20cm 10cm
28th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 2cm 50cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 19cm 24cm 87cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 41cm 113cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total 15cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 434cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st February 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
15cm
[434cm]
- - -
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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