Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Friday 1st January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Calm - light
Variable, not too bad now
This report
Friday 1st January 2016, 9:20am
5cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 9:25am 0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 8:51am 2cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 10:01am 10cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 10:45am 1cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 9:50am 22cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:55am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 41cm
Last 14 reports (total): 46cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 5cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 123cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Friday 1st January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Happy New Year!

And hello to everyone from here in Zao.

There's 5cm of fresh snow outside this morning.

It's a cold morning with snow still falling but we expect that to ease off.

Tomorrow and Sunday it's going to be getting a little warmer...temps might even venture into + numbers (though hopefully still keep low). The return to a colder situation with the promise of further snowfall looks to be around Tuesday.

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Information as of Friday 1st January 2016 (subject to change)

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 70cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: 25cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen remains part open.
Ryuzan and Omori lifts not yet operating.
All other areas at least part open.

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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 Friday 1st January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 1st January 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 Friday 1st January 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)
  2015/2016
*as of Friday 1st January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
1st January 5cm 30cm 2cm
31st December 0cm 10cm 2cm
30th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
29th December 10cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 1cm 0cm 5cm
27th December 22cm 2cm 0cm
26th December 1cm 10cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 41cm 52cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 46cm 79cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 5cm 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 123cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st 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]
5cm
[123cm]
- - - -
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
Zao Now reports before Friday 1st January 2016
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
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