Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:10am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Limited to poor in places
This report
Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 10:10am
3cm
Monday 2nd January 2017, 10:31am 0cm
Sunday 1st January 2017, 10:08am 0cm
Saturday 31st December 2016, 8:55am 1cm
Friday 30th December 2016, 9:17am 3cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 9:24am 2cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:39am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 23cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 3cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 112cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:10am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A few cm of fresh snow to report this morning which is good; though we of course need to be seeing much more than that. The Chuo, Paradise and Uwanodai areas have all added 5cm to their official snow depth numbers this morning so there should be a fresh cover up on the slopes.

There is snow on the forecast now so I am hopeful to see snow tomorrow into Thursday. Let's see.

For now, resort operations are looking like they are remaining the same as they have been. Sorry, one change I just noticed -- the Sunrise pair lift is moving now.

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>b>The following lifts are not operating:
Kurohime Number 1 quad
Zao Kokutai pair
Ryuzan pair
Karamatsu pair
Nakamori Number 1 triple
Nakamori Number 2 pair
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
Omori quad

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 65cm
Utopia - 35cm
Uwanodai - 30cm
Paradise - 55cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

January 2017: 3rd, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 10:10am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - see report details above

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 3rd January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 3rd January 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 3rd January 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 3rd January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
3rd January 3cm 0cm 5cm
2nd January 0cm 0cm 5cm
1st January 0cm 5cm 30cm
31st December 1cm 0cm 10cm
30th December 3cm 2cm 0cm
29th December 2cm 10cm 0cm
28th December 12cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 21cm 18cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 23cm 42cm 89cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 3cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 112cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 3rd January 2017
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 - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
3cm
[112cm]
- - - -
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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