Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 28th December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:45am on Monday 28th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy and cold
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not at the moment
wind condition
Light
Limited in places
This report
Monday 28th December 2015, 10:45am
1cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 9:50am 22cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 41cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 84cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 106cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:45am on Monday 28th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It is a very cold start to the day today... coldest of the season so far? Very probably.

Too cold for snow? Maybe. Just 1cm this morning to report which is somewhat disappointing of course.

More of the resort opening up gradually with parts of Yokokura now joining the other areas that are open. Zao Onsen is a big place, and while there's a fair choice now we are far from fully open and 'connected' so far. It's all a bit disconnected.

Nighta from tonight over on the Uwanodai area, but please do note that they will only have the Onsen Number 1 lift operating.

So we wait for more snow to fall. Maybe and hopefully tonight and early tomorrow morning.

After that it's looking more likely that we will have clearer skies and not quite as cold conditions rather than lots of snow into the New Year.

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Information as of Monday 28th 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
- Onsen Number 2 quad
- Onsen Number 3 Parallel AB
- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Katakai triple
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Diamond Number 2
- Zao Paradise pair AB
- Shobunuma Number 1 triple
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths:

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 60cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: 20cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

A few more lifts opening up but resort still part open. See report for more

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 28th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
28th December 1cm 0cm 5cm
27th December 22cm 2cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 25cm 38cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 41cm 109cm 77cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 84cm 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 106cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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]
84cm
[106cm]
- - - - -
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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