Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 26th February 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Tuesday 26th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky, sun in places
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Tuesday 26th February 2019, 9:11am
0cm
Monday 25th February 2019, 9:15am 0cm
Sunday 24th February 2019, 9:18am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 72cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 91cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 461cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Tuesday 26th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Cloudy with some breaks and sun shining through in places but it should be a fine day today. Again the summit is recording a temperature of -8C while at base they are reporting +1C as of 9am.

Some light snow possible on Thursday but it looks like it would be just that... very light. We can't reasonably expect anything big.

Looks like the Paradise Number 3 lift is on hold this morning. Not sure why. Will investigate.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts apart from Paradise Number 3, Karamatsu and Yokokura Number 2 operating
- All main course areas open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 165cm
- Chuo area: 165cm
- Utopia area: 145cm
- Uwanodai area: 100cm
- 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 9:11am on Tuesday 26th February 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen should be open as normal

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 26th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
26th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 0cm 2cm 1cm
23rd February 3cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 4cm 1cm 2cm
18th February 17cm 4cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 13cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 72cm 153cm 46cm
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 Tuesday 26th 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]
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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