Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 5th January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:32am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and fog
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate
Poor
This report
Tuesday 5th January 2016, 10:32am
1cm
Monday 4th January 2016, 9:28am 0cm
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 9:41am 0cm
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 10:34am 0cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 9:20am 5cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 9:25am 0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 8:51am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 6cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 124cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:32am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao and it feels more like winter this morning, though we still have some way to go.

Snow is falling and it's generally quite poor visibility out there. It's colder too with temperatures now back down all under zero where they should be.

The forecast has more snow today - though don't expect much - and then maybe more around Thursday. A cold snowy winter storm is due at the end of the week and over the weekend.

I'm sure people who plan on visiting this weekend won't mind me hoping that they'll be experiencing heavy snow...!

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Information as of Tuesday 5th January 2016 (subject to change)

Most of the lifts at Zao Onsen are now operating.
Most areas of Zao Onsen are now at least part open but snow is pretty thin on the ground and patchy in lower areas of the resort.
The areas that remain 'closed' are Ryuzan, Omori and Kotan.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 55cm
Chuo: 70cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: 15cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open - more info in the report

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 5th January 2016
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 5th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
5th January 1cm 5cm 2cm
4th January 0cm 3cm 2cm
3rd January 0cm 5cm 0cm
2nd January 0cm 5cm 40cm
1st January 5cm 30cm 2cm
31st December 0cm 10cm 2cm
30th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 58cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 94cm 69cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 6cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 124cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 5th January 2016
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
6cm
[124cm]
- - - -
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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