Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 30th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:20pm on Thursday 30th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain down here
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Varied
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Thursday 30th January 2020, 1:20pm
0cm
Wednesday 29th January 2020, 10:29am 0cm
Tuesday 28th January 2020, 10:08am 1cm
Monday 27th January 2020, 8:53am 0cm
Sunday 26th January 2020, 8:24am 0cm
Saturday 25th January 2020, 9:22am 0cm
Friday 24th January 2020, 9:17am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 56cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 88cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 147cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:20pm on Thursday 30th January 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Well, it was a mix of rain and snow yesterday, though some of the snow depth numbers below are increased since yesterday so if we take those on face value there has been fresh up there.

This morning earlier on it was just cloudy but it has started raining. We are hoping - there's that word again - that it will be snowing later. Maybe it is higher up. Limited visibility up on Chuo.

It looks like we are back to having just those 4 lifts not operating but the general worry about lack of snow continues.

I want some thick snow on the ground to put a smile on my face and others.

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All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

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

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 85cm
- Paradise area: 70cm
- Chuo area: 80cm
- Utopia area: 90cm
- Uwanodai area: 40cm
- Oomori area: 25cm

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Night time operations:

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:

January 2020: 29th-31st
February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

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

Archive report: Posted at 1:20pm on Thursday 30th January 2020
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 (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 30th January 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th January 2020
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 Thursday 30th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
30th January 0cm 0cm 13cm
29th January 0cm 21cm 14cm
28th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 4cm 24cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
25th January 0cm 23cm 24cm
24th January 0cm 3cm 24cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 51cm 111cm
Previous 14 days total 56cm 95cm 160cm
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 - 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 147cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th January 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
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
- - - -
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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