Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 18th November 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:29am on Saturday 18th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:29am
6cm
Friday 10th November 2017, 9:03am 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:04am 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:47am 0cm
Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:56am 0cm
Monday 24th April 2017, 8:08am 0cm
Friday 21st April 2017, 11:04am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 6cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 6cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:29am on Saturday 18th November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao Onsen.

Snow has been falling again. Down to village level here on Thursday with the first proper snow of the season. I had a total of 6cm of snow build up on the top of my car outside my place by yesterday. Nice. Will be more than that up on the mountain of course and the slopes are looking white.

It is a little milder this morning with lots of cloud around.

Looking ahead there is more snow forecast for over the coming weekend, with the best chance of snow on Sunday.

Keep an eye on the forecast for Zao Onsenhere:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Some more news for the upcoming season as we wait for the snow and ski resort opening.

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018.

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Monday 8th January 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 12th January until Sunday 18th February 2018.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018.

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2017: 23rd-24th, 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 10:29am on Saturday 18th November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting for snow

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 18th November 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th November 2017
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)
  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 18th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
18th November 6cm - -
10th November 0cm 2cm -
7th May 0cm - -
1st May 0cm - 0cm
27th April 0cm - 0cm
24th April 0cm - -
21st April 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 6cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 5cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 6cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total - 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total - 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 6cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th November 2017
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 - 6cm
[6cm]
- - - - - -
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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