Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Wednesday 13th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None presently
wind condition
Calm
Good
This report
Wednesday 13th January 2016, 8:50am
4cm
Tuesday 12th January 2016, 10:29am 3cm
Monday 11th January 2016, 10:06am 11cm
Sunday 10th January 2016, 9:54am 10cm
Saturday 9th January 2016, 9:45am 6cm
Friday 8th January 2016, 10:27am 12cm
Thursday 7th January 2016, 9:10am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 57cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 175cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Wednesday 13th January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao where it seems that more courses have now opened up this morning with less of the 'part open' on the official course map. It looks like we are at the stage where can say that almost all of the resort is open. I will need to go and do some investigative work this morning I think!

It is a mix of cloud and blue sky this morning so some decent visibility to enjoy as well.

There's not much of a wind at all, it is keeping cold and there is 4cm of fresh snow outside my place here by the base.

Most snowfall is actually on the forecast for today and hopefully tomorrow too.

We have received gradual and fairly modest snowfall this last week or so but we still need more...

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Information as of Wednesday 13th January 2016 (subject to change)

All of the lifts at Zao Onsen are operating (except the Karamatsu pair lift which is closed weekdays).
All areas of Zao Onsen are now mostly open.
Note that there is still less snow than usual and it is thin on the ground especially on lower course areas of the resort.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 55cm
Chuo: 80cm
Paradise: 55cm
Uwanodai: 35cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts that should be open are moving

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 13th 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 Wednesday 13th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
13th January 4cm 0cm 10cm
12th January 3cm 10cm 0cm
11th January 11cm 1cm 2cm
10th January 10cm 10cm 1cm
9th January 6cm 0cm 2cm
8th January 12cm 20cm 0cm
7th January 1cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 44cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 57cm 102cm 65cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 57cm 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 175cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th January 2016
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
57cm
[175cm]
- - - -
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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