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 10:07am on Wednesday 21st February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier snow eased
wind condition
Moderate W
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 10:07am
11cm
Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:49am 0cm
Monday 19th February 2018, 10:05am 1cm
Sunday 18th February 2018, 7:59am 4cm
Saturday 17th February 2018, 7:45am 15cm
Thursday 15th February 2018, 7:46am 32cm
Wednesday 14th February 2018, 7:25am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 79cm
Last 14 reports (total): 168cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 180cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 714cm

Morning from Zao.

It was a snowy start to the day with some light snow falling earlier but that has eased off with the clouds clearing - and there's 11cm of fresh on the ground to report.

We might see some sunshine from the start tomorrow though snow clouds shouldn't be too far away as we head into the weekend.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts appear to be opening as scheduled
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 215cm
- Paradise area: 240cm
- Chuo area: 240cm
- Utopia area: 265cm
- Uwanodai area: 160cm
- Oomori area: 185cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing 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:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only 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:

February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as planned

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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 21st February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 21st February 2018
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 21st February 2018
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 Wednesday 21st February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
21st February 11cm 22cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 1cm 2cm 0cm
18th February 4cm 1cm 1cm
17th February 15cm 0cm 22cm
15th February 32cm 0cm 1cm
14th February 16cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 79cm 25cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 168cm 61cm 37cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 180cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 714cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 21st February 2018
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
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
180cm
[714cm]
- - -
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
Zao Now reports before Wednesday 21st February 2018
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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