Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 24th January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:06am on Tuesday 24th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds over Zao
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate north westerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Tuesday 24th January 2017, 10:06am
14cm
Monday 23rd January 2017, 10:04am 16cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 165cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 218cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 327cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Tuesday 24th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao and there's more snow on the ground this morning.

The very cold conditions remain (-14C at top) and snow continues to fall.

Poor visibility again on mountain. So it's not the kind of conditions that everyone enjoys but some lovely snow.

For people who like a bit of sunshine and fine views, we're probably going to need to wait until perhaps Thursday for some of that and it looks like around Friday it will be milder - perhaps even temperatures going into low positive numbers.

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All lifts apart from the following plan to be operating today:
Paradise Number 3 pair
Karamatsu pair
Yokokura Number 2 pair

All courses are open

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 100cm
Paradise - 170cm
Chuo - 170cm
Utopia - 130cm
Uwanodai - 100cm
Yokokura - 120cm

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

January 2017: 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 10:06am on Tuesday 24th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - more details above

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 24th January 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th 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 Tuesday 24th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th January 14cm 2cm 0cm
23rd January 16cm 1cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 45cm 95cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 165cm 126cm 33cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 218cm 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 327cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th 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]
218cm
[327cm]
- - - -
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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