Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 21st December 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Thursday 21st December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 21st December 2017, 9:07am
0cm
Wednesday 20th December 2017, 9:26am 2cm
Tuesday 19th December 2017, 9:10am 9cm
Monday 18th December 2017, 9:29am 2cm
Sunday 17th December 2017, 9:20am 23cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 8:03am 0cm
Friday 15th December 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 96cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 104cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 170cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Thursday 21st December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

The sun is out this morning and shining in through the windows. Over the next few days the forecasts are telling us to expect more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures.

We want more snow of course and it looks like we are going to be waiting until Monday.

Nighta operations plan to begin from Saturday evening, as well as the first 'light up' (see below for dates).

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Operating lifts:

- Most areas now at least part open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 70cm
- Paradise area: 70cm
- Chuo area: 70cm
- Utopia area: 85cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 55cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

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 9:07am on Thursday 21st December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 21st December 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st December 2017
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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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 21st December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 9cm 0cm 4cm
18th December 2cm 1cm 10cm
17th December 23cm 17cm 2cm
16th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
15th December 0cm 14cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 34cm 16cm
Previous 14 days total 96cm 74cm 16cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 104cm 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 170cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st December 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 - 66cm
[66cm]
104cm
[170cm]
- - - - -
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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