Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 18th December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:28am on Sunday 18th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Sunday 18th December 2016, 9:28am
1cm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 7:36am 17cm
Friday 16th December 2016, 9:06am 2cm
Thursday 15th December 2016, 9:13am 14cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 8:57am 11cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 9:16am 0cm
Monday 12th December 2016, 8:06am 13cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 78cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 78cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 89cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Sunday 18th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

This morning I can just about justify awarding 1cm to my report. More like 9mm!

It is a fairly cold morning here with just that bit of new snow and generally cloudy conditions.

A few more lifts open now including the high speed Kurohime quad - I like that one. Recommended parking area too away from the main village area...

Looks like Japan is in for a mild spell this coming week and Zao won't escape that either. Rain is likely even on the mountain mid-week. But we should be back to snowy conditions by the weekend.

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Lifts that are planned to be operating today at Zao Onsen:

Zao Ropeway
Chuo Ropeway
Sky Cable
Mikaeri pair
Chuo Number 1 pair AB
Chuo Number 2 pair AB
Onsen Number 1 pair
Onsen Number 2 quad
Zao Paradise Pair AB
Shobunuma Number 2 pair
Katakai triple
Utopia Number 2 pair
Astraea Number 3 pair
Kurohime Number 1

Official snow depths:
Chuo - 50cm
Utopia - 50cm
Uwanodai - 35cm
Paradise - 50cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Sunday 18th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Zao Onsen are open but not fully yet

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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 Sunday 18th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 18th 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 Sunday 18th 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 Sunday 18th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th December 1cm 10cm 40cm
17th December 17cm 2cm 20cm
16th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
15th December 14cm 0cm 10cm
14th December 11cm 0cm 10cm
13th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
12th December 13cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 58cm 12cm 84cm
Previous 14 days total 78cm 35cm 112cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 78cm 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 89cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 18th 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]
78cm
[89cm]
- - - - -
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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