Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 22nd January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:07pm on Sunday 22nd January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouded over and now snowing
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It has started snowing
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Increasingly limited
This report
Sunday 22nd January 2017, 12:07pm
15cm
Friday 20th January 2017, 10:00am 0cm
Thursday 19th January 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10:34am 0cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:22am 0cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 9:05am 39cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 9:12am 19cm
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 146cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 188cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 297cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:07pm on Sunday 22nd January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Apologies for the missing report yesterday and the late report today.

There was 15cm of fresh snow to report at the measuring point yesterday morning - and please note that this is the snowfall amount that has been added to this report, no further this morning...

Today started off with fine conditions but more cloud has been moving in as the morning progressed -- and it is now snowing.

The snow clouds should be delivering us fresh snow over the next few days. Bring it on!

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The following lifts are not operating:
Paradise Number 3 pair

All courses are open

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 150cm
Utopia - 130cm
Uwanodai - 95cm
Paradise - 150cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations - upcoming dates

January 2017: 22nd, 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 12:07pm on Sunday 22nd January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 22nd January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd January 2017
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)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 22nd January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
22nd January 15cm 0cm 0cm
20th January 0cm 12cm 5cm
19th January 0cm 46cm 0cm
18th January 0cm 26cm 15cm
17th January 0cm 1cm 0cm
16th January 39cm 1cm 2cm
15th January 19cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 73cm 94cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 146cm 139cm 43cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 188cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 297cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd January 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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
188cm
[297cm]
- - - -
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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