Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd February 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Saturday 2nd February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and snow and wind
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Blowing snow
wind condition
Still quite strong winds
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 2nd February 2019, 8:50am
18cm
Friday 1st February 2019, 15:48pm 1cm
Thursday 31st January 2019, 15:44pm 2cm
Wednesday 30th January 2019, 8:24am 0cm
Tuesday 29th January 2019, 7:58am 21cm
Monday 28th January 2019, 8:36am 0cm
Sunday 27th January 2019, 9:07am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 98cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 19cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 389cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Saturday 2nd February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

My many apologies for the missed reports over the last few days. It could not be avoided. I am hoping that I really will be able to get back to normal from now. Will do my best. For now I have gone back and added the snowfall for the days that we had it.

Anyway, just was just a bit of snow over the last few days but this morning there was a good 18cm of fresh. Still some moderate wind blowing around so we are all hoping for that to ease off quickly... but might need to have a few more windy condition days before we can hope for that.

Not much snow on the forecast either for the next few days and as with many other regions of Japan tomorrow is looking set to be unseasonably warm. There is even a chance of rain, even up here. Here's hoping we can avoid that.



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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts normally operating
- All main courses normally open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 130cm
- Paradise area: 170cm
- Chuo area: 170cm
- Utopia area: 160cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Oomori area: 125cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between until 10th March 2019

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

January 2019: 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Saturday 2nd February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts should be operating as normal this morning

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 2nd February 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd February 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 2nd February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
2nd February 18cm 0cm -
1st February 1cm 0cm 2cm
31st January 2cm 1cm 21cm
30th January 0cm 13cm 0cm
29th January 21cm 14cm 0cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 4cm 24cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 46cm 52cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 98cm 149cm 70cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 145cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total 19cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 389cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd February 2019
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 - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
19cm
[389cm]
- - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
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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Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month