Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 3rd January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:41am on Sunday 3rd January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
Limited
This report
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 9:41am
0cm
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 10:34am 0cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 9:20am 5cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 9:25am 0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 8:51am 2cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 10:01am 10cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 10:45am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 5cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 123cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:41am on Sunday 3rd January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Snow/sleet/rain at times yesterday, it was borderline stuff, and this morning it's just cloudy though looks like limited visibility on the mountain.

As with many regions of Japan today, it's unseasonably mild. In that respect I suppose we can be happy that it isn't raining for the moment... though it may be later. Very hopefully turning into snow but the temperatures are set to be mild at least until the end of tomorrow.

Back to something more like cold from Tuesday. And a decent chance of snowfall as well.

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Information as of Sunday 3rd January 2016 (subject to change)

Most of the lifts at Zao Onsen are now operating.
Most areas of Zao Onsen are now (at least part) open.
The areas that remain closed are Ryuzan, Omori and Kotan.

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 70cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: 25cm


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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most lifts at Zao Onsen now operating

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 3rd January 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd January 2016
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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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 3rd January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
3rd January 0cm 5cm 0cm
2nd January 0cm 5cm 40cm
1st January 5cm 30cm 2cm
31st December 0cm 10cm 2cm
30th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
29th December 10cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 1cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 50cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 89cm 68cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 5cm 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 123cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd January 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
5cm
[123cm]
- - - -
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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