Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 8th January 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:34am on Sunday 8th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Sunday 8th January 2017, 9:34am
0cm
Saturday 7th January 2017, 9:08am 0cm
Friday 6th January 2017, 10:43am 12cm
Thursday 5th January 2017, 12:35pm 25cm
Wednesday 4th January 2017, 8:42am 2cm
Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 10:10am 3cm
Monday 2nd January 2017, 10:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 42cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 151cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Sunday 8th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao and fine weather today.

The calm before the storm perhaps...

The forecast is looking good. Expect potentially heavy snow from Tuesday night through until at least the end of the week and some strong winds as well particularly around Wednesday and Thursday. A good old blizzard is something we really want - not only for getting more snow on the slopes but also helping those famous Ice Monsters form. Fingers crossed everyone, it looks like it should be a big week.

---

The following lifts are not operating:
Paradise Number 3 pair
Yokokura Number 2 pair

---

Official snow depths:
Chuo - 80cm
Utopia - 60cm
Uwanodai - 45cm
Paradise - 75cm

---

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

January 2017: 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 9:34am on Sunday 8th January 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All but two lifts currently moving and most of Zao Onsen open

<
Saturday 7th January 2017
This report
Sunday 8th January 2017
Monday 9th January 2017
>
Photo 1
17-18 REPORTING
Exclusive daily snow reporting on SnowJapan will be back before the 17-18 ski season starts so look out for updates starting later on in November.
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Furano Now 0cm
Thursday 25th May 2017, 9:01am
Niseko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:14am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 3:08pm
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:01am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:40am
Myoko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:54am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 2:07pm
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 7:35am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 18th May 2017, 8:33am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 8:49am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 9:58am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:11am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:00am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 8th January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 8th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
8th January 0cm 12cm 20cm
7th January 0cm 1cm 3cm
6th January 12cm 4cm 0cm
5th January 25cm 1cm 5cm
4th January 2cm 0cm 3cm
3rd January 3cm 0cm 5cm
2nd January 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 42cm 18cm 41cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 59cm 93cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 42cm 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 151cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th January 2017
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 - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
42cm
[151cm]
- - - -
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
Zao Now reports before Sunday 8th January 2017
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month