Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 21st January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Sunday 21st January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:34am
0cm
Saturday 20th January 2018, 9:02am 0cm
Friday 19th January 2018, 9:07am 0cm
Thursday 18th January 2018, 8:05am 12cm
Wednesday 17th January 2018, 7:28am 0cm
Tuesday 16th January 2018, 9:05am 5cm
Monday 15th January 2018, 10:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 126cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 385cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Sunday 21st January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

There's more cloud around this morning.

Perhaps the start of the turn into this winter storm we have ahead of us. It's still set to bring us a lot of snow over the coming week as temperatures plunge back down and hopefully we get more snow plunging down from the skies too.

Bring it on, is all I can say this morning! Maybe a little snow before tomorrow but the heavy snow looks due to be with us by the end of tomorrow.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts operating
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 135cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 160cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Oomori area: 90cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only 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:

January 2018: 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Sunday 21st January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 21st January 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st January 2018
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 Sunday 21st January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
21st January 0cm - 8cm
20th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
19th January 0cm 0cm 46cm
18th January 12cm 0cm 26cm
17th January 0cm 0cm 1cm
16th January 5cm 39cm 1cm
15th January 0cm 19cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 71cm 94cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 131cm 151cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 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 385cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st January 2018
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]
193cm
[259cm]
126cm
[385cm]
- - - -
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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