Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 29th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:10am on Monday 29th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain > snow
wind condition
Slight
Varied
This report
Monday 29th December 2014, 11:10am
0cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 9:10am 0cm
Saturday 27th December 2014, 9:20am 2cm
Friday 26th December 2014, 9:42am 10cm
Thursday 25th December 2014, 9:20am 3cm
Wednesday 24th December 2014, 9:05am 1cm
Tuesday 23rd December 2014, 9:22am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 99cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 271cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 291cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:10am on Monday 29th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Turned into a really fine day yesterday in Zao.

Unfortunately, it's rather mild this morning and has been raining here in the village, though snowing higher up on the mountain.

We should be seeing a return to colder more winter like conditions starting tomorrow and gradually getting colder as we approach New Year. The forecast for New Year is potentially heavy snow so if you plan on being here... come prepared!

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Official snow depths (29th December 14):

Utopia: 170cm
Chuo: 180cm
Paradise: 160cm
Uwanodai: 135cm

Zao Onsen is fully open.

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
From Friday 26th December until 4th January;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

December 2014: 27th-31st
January 2015: 1st-4th, 10th-12th, 17th-18th, 24th-31st
February 2015: 1st-28th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2600 yen for adults and 1300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 11:10am on Monday 29th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 29th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
29th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
28th December 0cm 5cm -
27th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
26th December 10cm 1cm 30cm
25th December 3cm 1cm 0cm
24th December 1cm 2cm 3cm
23rd December 20cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 19cm 34cm
Previous 14 days total 99cm 67cm 36cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 271cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total - 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 291cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 29th December 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
271cm
[291cm]
- - - - -
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]
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