Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 18th February 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 18th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Rather windy
visibility condition
Generally limited-poor
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This report
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:20am
4cm
Monday 17th February 2020, 10:15am 0cm
Sunday 16th February 2020, 8:45am 0cm
Saturday 15th February 2020, 8:47am 0cm
Friday 14th February 2020, 8:13am 0cm
Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:28am 0cm
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 8:57am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 76cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 85cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 232cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 18th February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning.

It's snowing and there's a few cm on the ground, with hopefully more to come.

Limited visibility this morning down to base but if it brings us snow... all good.

Feels much colder this morning.

Windy too - and some lifts are on hold at the time of writing including the top section of the Zao Ropeway. If you wish to get out there and hit the slopes, I'd check before moving...

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All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

** SOME LIFTS AFFECTED BY CONDITIONS THIS MORNING **

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

- All courses are now mostly open; some restricted areas

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 80cm
- Paradise area: 90cm
- Chuo area: 100cm
- Utopia area: 80cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 25cm

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Night time operations:

** Subject to change. Please check with the resort! **

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following upcoming dates:

February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays, subject to conditions.

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Tuesday 18th February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - some lifts affected by weather conditions this morning

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 18th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 18th February 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Tuesday 18th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
18th February 4cm 17cm 4cm
17th February 0cm - 15cm
16th February 0cm 0cm -
15th February 0cm - 32cm
14th February 0cm 12cm 16cm
13th February 0cm 12cm 30cm
12th February 0cm 14cm 42cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 65cm 141cm
Previous 14 days total 76cm 84cm 168cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 85cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 232cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 18th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
85cm
[232cm]
- - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
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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