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Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 7:53am on Friday 17th April 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Friday 17th April 2020, 7:53am
8cm
Monday 13th April 2020, 8:20am 0cm
Friday 10th April 2020, 7:59am 3cm
Tuesday 7th April 2020, 8:25am 6cm
Friday 3rd April 2020, 9:51am 0cm
Wednesday 1st April 2020, 8:53am 0cm
Tuesday 31st March 2020, 7:58am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 0cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 0cm

General message from SnowJapan (added 20th April 2020):

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Original report:

Hello from Zao.

You are reading what is actually a re-write of the report that I originally posted this morning. (Note: the snowfall in this report coming from earlier in the week).

That is because Zao Onsen has announced that today is the last day of the winter season, due to the coronavirus situation.

They posted a rather brief message in Japanese this afternoon.

So that's it for 2019-2020.

It has been a rather challenging season. For lots of Japan, and including Zao. Snow has been in relatively short supply and temperatures have often been milder than what we expect. (Still often very cold though up here!)

The coronavirus started to become an issue around late January when the number of visitors from overseas started to be limited and it just got bigger and bigger from there.

Let us all hope that we can get back to what we think of as normal in time for next winter.

You can check out the archive reports at any time.

I am looking forward to a recharge and look forward to a brighter situation come November.

Thank you for reading.

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A general message from SnowJapan will be added to this report soon

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th April 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 17th April 2020
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Friday 17th April 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
17th April 8cm 0cm -
13th April 0cm - 0cm
10th April 3cm - -
7th April 6cm - -
3rd April 0cm 5cm -
1st April 0cm 28cm -
31st March 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 44cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 101cm 20cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total - 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total - 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total - 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
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 Friday 17th April 2020
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