Zao Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 10:34am on Wednesday 18th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Max temp:
-3°C

Min temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10:34am
0cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:22am 0cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 9:05am 39cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 9:12am 19cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 9:30am 13cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 9:11am 18cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 8:20am 13cm
Last 7 reports (total): 102cm
Last 14 reports (total): 168cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 173cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 282cm

Morning from Zao and it is a beautiful morning early on.

Blue skies, sunshine, calm... perfect day for skiing and boarding if you ask me. Though we can perhaps expect more clouds as the day progresses and it is cold at the start of the day but we can expect things to warm up a bit. Fingers crossed not by too much. Should be ok.

Perhaps some snow tonight (don't expect much) and then next up Friday night... and after that Monday. So fresh top ups are due.

In the meantime, should be a very fine day today.

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

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 140cm
Utopia - 140cm
Uwanodai - 90cm
Paradise - 140cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations - upcoming dates

January 2017: 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.

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is mostly open

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Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Reports on Tuesday 18th
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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 Wednesday 18th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 18th January 2017
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th 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 more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 18th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th January 0cm 26cm 15cm
17th January 0cm 1cm 0cm
16th January 39cm 1cm 2cm
15th January 19cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 13cm 11cm 0cm
13th January 18cm 4cm 0cm
12th January 13cm 3cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 102cm 46cm 27cm
Previous 14 days total 168cm 91cm 66cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 173cm 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 282cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
173cm
[282cm]
- - - -
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 Wednesday 18th January 2017
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