Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 22nd January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:18am on Monday 22nd January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Part cloudy
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Monday 22nd January 2018, 8:18am
11cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 88cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 137cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 396cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:18am on Monday 22nd January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

A layer of fresh snow to report at base this morning... slightly over 10cm. It's a cold start to the day too with the top station reporting a temperature of -14C. The snow conditions should be good, especially if there's more fresh up on the mountain.

A more full-on prolonged dump of light snow would be welcome and this week should be bringing just that. Heavy snow at times along with strong winds likely through the week, starting tomorrow.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts operating (apart from Karamatsu which is normally closed on weekdays)
- 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: 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 8:18am on Monday 22nd January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as scheduled

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 22nd January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 22nd January 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Monday 22nd January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
22nd January 11cm 15cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 28cm 73cm 94cm
Previous 14 days total 88cm 146cm 139cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 137cm 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 396cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 22nd 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]
137cm
[396cm]
- - - -
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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