Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None, light snow in places higher up
wind condition
Calm
Limited
This report
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 9:01am
1cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 9:37am 0cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 9:46am 4cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 9:33am 10cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 9:07am 2cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 17cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 60cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 82cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 22nd December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

1cm of snow to report this morning here in Zao, surely a bit more than that in higher areas on the mountain.

The day is starting off cloudy and once again no wind. It's going to be mild the next few days before things start to get colder again in the lead up to the weekend...

It seems that most areas in Japan are experiencing less snow this year, and we're all looking forward to what the weekend brings. Apparently lots of snow. Let's hope there's enough for everyone. Especially Zao!

The resort was hoping to begin night skiing last night on the Uwanodai area, but as you might expect due to the snow situation that has been delayed until there's more than enough to get that started.

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Lifts that are currently operating at Zao Onsen (subject to change):

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Katakai triple
- Zao Paradise pair AB
- Shobunuma Number 1 triple
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths (Tuesday 22nd December 15):

Utopia: 25cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: 30cm
Uwanodai: 15cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited due to lack of snow

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 22nd December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
22nd December 1cm 2cm 2cm
21st December 0cm 1cm 1cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 25cm
19th December 4cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 10cm 40cm 0cm
17th December 2cm 20cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 63cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 92cm 134cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 60cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 82cm 703cm 579cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
60cm
[82cm]
- - - - -
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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