Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 6th January 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 6th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, sun
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Saturday 6th January 2018, 9:14am
0cm
Friday 5th January 2018, 9:35am 17cm
Thursday 4th January 2018, 8:04am 4cm
Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 9:12am 23cm
Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 7:24am 1cm
Monday 1st January 2018, 10:23am 1cm
Sunday 31st December 2017, 9:16am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 135cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 46cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 305cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 6th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from a lively Zao. Lots of cars coming up this morning at the start of this long weekend - Monday is the 'Coming of Age' national holiday.

The sun is shining through my window at the moment, though still a lot of cloud around.

Forecasts show the chance of some light snow later today/tonight but we are expecting more sun than snow during the day tomorrow.

Monday will bring a bit of a peak in temperatures going into positive numbers but dive back down by Tuesday and also bring some good snow on Wednesday. That's what the forecasts show anyway.

Enjoy the weekend.

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Lifts and courses:

- All lifts operating

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 120cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 80cm
- Oomori area: 85cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season 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:
Daily until Monday 8th January 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 12th January 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: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 6th January 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 6th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 6th January 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 6th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
6th January 0cm 12cm 4cm
5th January 17cm 25cm 1cm
4th January 4cm 2cm 0cm
3rd January 23cm 3cm 0cm
2nd January 1cm 0cm 0cm
1st January 1cm 0cm 5cm
31st December 0cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 46cm 43cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 135cm 62cm 46cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 46cm 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 305cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 6th January 2018
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
46cm
[305cm]
- - - -
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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