Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 21st January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:34am on Thursday 21st January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not currently
wind condition
-
Good
This report
Thursday 21st January 2016, 9:34am
8cm
Wednesday 20th January 2016, 9:19am 12cm
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 9:37am 46cm
Monday 18th January 2016, 9:05am 26cm
Sunday 17th January 2016, 9:07am 1cm
Saturday 16th January 2016, 8:22am 1cm
Friday 15th January 2016, 9:14am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 94cm
Last 14 reports (total): 151cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 162cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 280cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Thursday 21st January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao where there's 8cm of new snowfall since my last report.

There appears to be less wind today and it is just cloudy. The resort is open as normal. All is good.

The forecast has us down for light snow today and tomorrow, perhaps some clearer periods, and then colder still conditions and moderate to heavy snowfall around Sunday. So if you are planning for the weekend, Saturday might be the better choice. Or not, if you like the stormy conditions. The risk is that if it's windy there may be disruptions to the lift operations.

Over at the Ski Jump later on today there will be over 50 ladies competing. Always fun to watch. The competition starts at 5:30pm.

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Information as of Thursday 21st January 2016 (subject to change)

All planned lifts operating (Karamatsu pair lift is weekend-only)

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 110cm
Chuo: 130cm
Paradise: 130cm
Uwanodai: 95cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating as planned (the Karamatsu lift is weekend only)

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 21st January 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st 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 Thursday 21st January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
21st January 8cm 0cm 0cm
20th January 12cm 5cm 5cm
19th January 46cm 0cm 2cm
18th January 26cm 15cm 0cm
17th January 1cm 0cm 2cm
16th January 1cm 2cm 2cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 94cm 22cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 151cm 63cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 162cm 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 280cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st 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]
162cm
[280cm]
- - - -
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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