Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 29th January 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:58am on Tuesday 29th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Strong blowy winds
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Tuesday 29th January 2019, 7:58am
21cm
Monday 28th January 2019, 8:36am 0cm
Sunday 27th January 2019, 9:07am 4cm
Saturday 26th January 2019, 9:04am 0cm
Friday 25th January 2019, 7:40am 23cm
Thursday 24th January 2019, 7:55am 3cm
Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 9:50am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 55cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 143cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 368cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:58am on Tuesday 29th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

As promised, lots of snow this morning... not far from 20cm of it. But wind is blowing it around and also more than likely going to be messing about with some lifts on the mountain. For those wanting to venture out in this. I think all but a few might decide to take a day off, perhaps take an onsen or something. A contrast to some of the blue skies we enjoyed yesterday and it may well also be a constrast to what we have tomorrow - chance of some sun.

Before that more snow is due to be falling so conditions should be really great once the weather calms down.

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Operation info from official sources:

** Wind will surely be affecting operations today ***

- All lifts normally operating apart from the Karamatsu pair and Yokokura Number 2 pair lifts
- All main courses normally open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 120cm
- Paradise area: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 160cm
- Uwanodai area: 115cm
- Oomori area: 120cm

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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:

January 2019: 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 7:58am on Tuesday 29th January 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited opening today likely due to weather conditions

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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 29th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
29th January 21cm 14cm 0cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 4cm 24cm 0cm
26th January 0cm 12cm 0cm
25th January 23cm 24cm 2cm
24th January 3cm 24cm 14cm
23rd January 4cm 26cm 16cm
Previous 7 days total 55cm 124cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 152cm 105cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 143cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 368cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 29th January 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
143cm
[368cm]
- - - -
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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