Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 21st December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:38am on Wednesday 21st December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm - slight
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 9:38am
0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 9:01am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 78cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 89cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Wednesday 21st December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Not a whole lot to report this morning... a fine morning with mild conditions as expected.

Rain still seems likely sometime tomorrow - it's just going to be too warm - but hopefully back to snowy skies sometime on Friday. Wish there was more snow lined up after that but for now...

Still, a lot of the mountain open. Just want more snow!

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All lifts now operating at Zao Onsen (planned), except the following:

Diamond Number 1 pair
Diamond Number 2
Onsen Number 3 Parallel AB
Onsen Number 4 quad
Zao Kokutai pair
Ryuzan pair
Karamatsu pair
Sunrise pair AB
Nakamori Number 1 triple
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
Omori quad

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

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

December 2016: 23rd, 24th, 29th-31st
January 2017: 1st-3rd, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Wednesday 21st December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 21st December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
21st December 0cm 0cm 1cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 4cm 0cm
18th December 1cm 10cm 40cm
17th December 17cm 2cm 20cm
16th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
15th December 14cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 16cm 71cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 16cm 90cm
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
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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 - 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]
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