Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 23rd February 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 23rd February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, blue sky, sun
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Good
This report
Saturday 23rd February 2019, 9:25am
3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 48cm
Last 14 reports (total): 72cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 91cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 461cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 23rd February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

A few cm to report from the start of the day yesterday with no more this morning and a bit more cloud early this morning but signs of some blue sky and perhaps it will clear up further.

This morning the resort is reporting a temperature of -8C at the top of the resort with temps hovering around 0C at base.

Sunshine is forecast for tomorrow too and possibly the sun will be a regular feature of the coming few days. There's still not much snow there on the forecast I'm afraid.

Let's make do with what we have.

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We apologise for the disruption to our normal Zao Now reporting at the moment. Unfortunately this is unavoidable due to some personal circumstances. We are doing what we can to keep things going during this period and hope to get things back to normal soon. Thank you for your patience.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating
- All main course areas open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 165cm
- Chuo area: 165cm
- Utopia area: 145cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Oomori area: 110cm

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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 9:25am on Saturday 23rd February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 23rd February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 23rd February 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 23rd 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 23rd February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
23rd February 3cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 48cm 31cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 72cm 165cm 49cm
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 91cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 461cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 23rd 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
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
- - -
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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