Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 26th December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 26th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Just cloudy at the moment
wind condition
Stronger expected later
Variable
This report
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:55am
1cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 9:16am 0cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 9:21am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 9:40am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 9:01am 1cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 9:37am 0cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 18cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 61cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 83cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 26th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

I was hoping to be able to report more than 1cm of snow this morning, but that's the number. That's not the whole story though as proper heavy snow is due tonight and tomorrow. Strong winds as well due tomorrow along with a real drop in temperatures so it might get stormy out there.

For today though the day has started off calm enough but due to turn into those mid-winter conditions later on in the day.

See you tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have to shovel myself out of the house!

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Information as of Saturday 26th December 15 (subject to change)

Lifts that are planned to be operating at Zao Onsen:

- 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
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Zao Paradise pair AB
- Shobunuma Number 1 triple
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths:

Utopia: 25cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: 30cm
Uwanodai: 10cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited - see report for details

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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 26th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
26th December 1cm 10cm 1cm
25th December 0cm 3cm 1cm
24th December 0cm 1cm 2cm
23rd December 0cm 20cm 0cm
22nd December 1cm 2cm 2cm
21st December 0cm 1cm 1cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 37cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 18cm 119cm 107cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 61cm 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 83cm 703cm 579cm
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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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
61cm
[83cm]
- - - - -
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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