Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 27th January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:28am on Saturday 27th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Saturday 27th January 2018, 9:28am
24cm
Friday 26th January 2018, 9:20am 12cm
Thursday 25th January 2018, 7:26am 24cm
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 8:49am 24cm
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 8:49am 26cm
Monday 22nd January 2018, 8:18am 11cm
Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 121cm
Last 14 reports (total): 140cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 247cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 506cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Saturday 27th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It has been a bit of a wild morning for myself, coping with the snow and some friends who are visiting.

I have 24cm of fresh snowfall to report to you this morning as the mid-winter conditions continue. The snowfall over the last few days has really changed things up.

The cold and snow are not letting up just yet but maybe we are getting towards the end of it and those sticking around for tomorrow might be treated to less wind and potentially better visibility and clearer skies.

Can't wait to get out there and check it all out myself.

All open.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts appear to be opening as scheduled
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 160cm
- Paradise area: 180cm
- Chuo area: 180cm
- Utopia area: 225cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Oomori area: 140cm

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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 9:28am on Saturday 27th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All open!

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 27th January 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th January 2018
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 Saturday 27th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
27th January 24cm 0cm 2cm
26th January 12cm 0cm 10cm
25th January 24cm 2cm 12cm
24th January 24cm 14cm 2cm
23rd January 26cm 16cm 1cm
22nd January 11cm 15cm 0cm
21st January 0cm - 8cm
Previous 7 days total 121cm 47cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 140cm 136cm 132cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 247cm 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 506cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th 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]
247cm
[506cm]
- - - -
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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