Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 17th February 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Wednesday 17th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog, snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light wind
Poor
This report
Wednesday 17th February 2016, 9:17am
22cm
Tuesday 16th February 2016, 9:15am 1cm
Monday 15th February 2016, 10:40am 1cm
Sunday 14th February 2016, 9:12am 0cm
Saturday 13th February 2016, 9:03am 0cm
Friday 12th February 2016, 9:16am 0cm
Thursday 11th February 2016, 9:09am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 45cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 61cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 390cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Wednesday 17th February 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

And a decent amount it is!

22cm of snow outside my place here this morning so that means that and more on the mountain for a very welcome decent refresh.

There's some other good news this morning - the evening 'Light Up' Ropeway service is going to be re-starting from this evening - though the Ropeway folk are being clear up front that the ice monsters did take a hit over the weekend and are once again 'starting to grow' with this new snowfall. Basically, don't expect them to be perfect.

Clearer skies due tomorrow with a return of the snow clouds at the weekend.

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Information as of Wednesday 17th February 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts are operating this morning.
The Karamatsu pair lift does not operate on weekdays.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 85cm
Chuo: 140cm
Paradise: 140cm
Uwanodai: 90cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as planned

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th February 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 17th February 2016
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 17th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
17th February 22cm 0cm 3cm
16th February 1cm 2cm 50cm
15th February 1cm 20cm 40cm
14th February 0cm 22cm 0cm
13th February 0cm 8cm 0cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 1cm 8cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 60cm 93cm
Previous 14 days total 45cm 81cm 161cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 61cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 390cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th February 2016
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 - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
61cm
[390cm]
- - -
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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