Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th February 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Wednesday 20th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, fog
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Limited - poor
This report
Wednesday 20th February 2019, 8:48am
0cm
Tuesday 19th February 2019, 8:04am 4cm
Monday 18th February 2019, 15:03pm 17cm
Saturday 16th February 2019, 7:52am 0cm
Thursday 14th February 2019, 9:12am 12cm
Wednesday 13th February 2019, 8:27am 12cm
Tuesday 12th February 2019, 8:33am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 59cm
Last 14 reports (total): 69cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 88cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 458cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Wednesday 20th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Unfortunately we couldn't avoid some rain last night down at base thought it might have been... sleeting... higher up. All a bit too mild and not the nicest of weather conditions. And not helping the snow either of course. This morning it is just cloudy and of course no fresh cm of snow to report.

We should be getting some clearer skies as well as sun tomorrow and possibly Friday too. Happily it is due to get a bit colder after today. If there's no fresh snow, at least we want cold!

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating apart from Karamatsu and Yokokura Number 2.
- All main courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 165cm
- Chuo area: 165cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Oomori area: 115cm

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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 8:48am on Wednesday 20th February 2019
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 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 Wednesday 20th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 4cm 1cm 2cm
18th February 17cm 4cm 1cm
16th February 0cm - 0cm
14th February 12cm 16cm 0cm
13th February 12cm 30cm 0cm
12th February 14cm 42cm 17cm
Previous 7 days total 59cm 98cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 69cm 169cm 50cm
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 88cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 458cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th 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
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
88cm
[458cm]
- - -
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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