Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Fair-poor in places
This report
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 8:49am
26cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 114cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 163cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 422cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Some good snowfall to report this morning with lots more on the way this week and at least to the beginning of next week. That's if the forecasts are good.

This morning visibility is ok and not much falling right now, but more serious stuff due later on.

The next few reports at least should bring further decent numbers as the mountain gets a good refresh.

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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: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 160cm
- Uwanodai area: 95cm
- Oomori area: 100cm

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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 8:49am on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as planned

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 23rd 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 Tuesday 23rd January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
23rd January 26cm 16cm 1cm
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
Previous 7 days total 49cm 70cm 94cm
Previous 14 days total 114cm 162cm 134cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 163cm 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 422cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 23rd January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
163cm
[422cm]
- - - -
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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