Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st November 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:34am on Tuesday 21st November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Light snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow, forecast to ease
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9:34am
18cm
Monday 20th November 2017, 9:31am 9cm
Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:33am 1cm
Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:29am 6cm
Friday 10th November 2017, 9:03am 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:04am 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 34cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 34cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 34cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Tuesday 21st November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

I was just reading some of the other reports to see how they were doing... it looks like Japan is having a very nice early season.

18cm of fresh snow to report to you this morning here in Zao and snow is still falling.

I don't have official news regarding ski lifts starting to move, though there are whispers of a Saturday (25th) opening. With more snow due around Friday, I'd say it was a possibility.

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Keep an eye on the forecast for Zao Onsen here:

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 9:34am on Tuesday 21st November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Perhaps first lifts to move on Saturday?

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st November 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 Tuesday 21st November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
21st November 18cm - -
20th November 9cm - -
19th November 1cm - 0cm
18th November 6cm - -
10th November 0cm 2cm -
7th May 0cm - -
1st May 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 34cm 5cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 34cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 34cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st November 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 - 34cm
[34cm]
- - - - - -
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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