Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 10th February 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:54am on Sunday 10th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some sun
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Generally decent
This report
Sunday 10th February 2019, 7:54am
8cm
Thursday 7th February 2019, 8:46am 0cm
Wednesday 6th February 2019, 9:01am 0cm
Tuesday 5th February 2019, 9:03am 0cm
Monday 4th February 2019, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 3rd February 2019, 9:01am 0cm
Saturday 2nd February 2019, 8:50am 18cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 54cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 27cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 397cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:54am on Sunday 10th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

It's cold. But there is a bit of sun due today but perhaps some sprinkling of snow too with more coming on tomorrow.

Zao is really rather busy at the moment; there have been some long queues at times, especially for the Ropeway up to the top of the mountain. Cunning planning recommended (and a good talk with your accommodation on the best strategy). I would say an early start is always a good idea.

Lots of visitors from overseas too and of course that has been especially so this week with the Chinese New Year holidays.

We are also in the middle of the long 3-day weekend, with tomorrow being a national holiday.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating
- All main courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 120cm
- Paradise area: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Oomori area: 120cm

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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:

February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 7:54am on Sunday 10th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal - and busy

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 10th February 2019
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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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  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 10th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
10th February 8cm - 4cm
7th February 0cm 3cm 11cm
6th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
5th February 0cm 12cm 0cm
4th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
3rd February 0cm 0cm 21cm
2nd February 18cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 26cm 27cm 33cm
Previous 14 days total 54cm 79cm 77cm
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 27cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 397cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 10th February 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
27cm
[397cm]
- - -
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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