Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Wednesday 7th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Partly cloudy, sun
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Wednesday 7th December 2016, 9:17am
3cm
Tuesday 6th December 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Friday 2nd December 2016, 7:35am 1cm
Wednesday 30th November 2016, 9:00am 2cm
Tuesday 29th November 2016, 9:11am 2cm
Friday 25th November 2016, 12:21pm 2cm
Thursday 24th November 2016, 10:18am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 15cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 4cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 15cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Wednesday 7th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The sun is out!

Yes, it's a fine morning here in Zao, but importantly there's 3cm of fresh snow on the ground here at base as well. Not a huge amount of course, but it all adds up as that base needs to be made!

It is also a cold morning. When I got up it was -4C outside and it's still a few under zero.

There's a good chance of more snow tonight. I'll keep you updated...

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Zao Onsen will open as soon as there is enough snow.

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Wednesday 7th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen will open as soon as there is enough snow.

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 7th December 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th December 2016
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)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 7th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
7th December 3cm 0cm 15cm
6th December 0cm 3cm 4cm
2nd December 1cm 0cm 10cm
30th November 2cm 0cm -
29th November 2cm - -
25th November 2cm - -
24th November 2cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 12cm 43cm 143cm
Previous 14 days total 15cm 65cm 163cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 4cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total - 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 15cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th December 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 - 11cm
[11cm]
4cm
[15cm]
- - - - -
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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