Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd January 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:34am on Saturday 2nd January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Variable
Limited on mountain
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Saturday 2nd January 2016, 10:34am
0cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 9:20am 5cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 9:25am 0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 8:51am 2cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 10:01am 10cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 10:45am 1cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 9:50am 22cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 5cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 123cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:34am on Saturday 2nd January 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao where it's cloudy (white-out in some on-mountain areas?). There's not much of a wind, not here in the village anyway, and no new snowfall to report.

All areas of Zao Onsen except the Ryuzan, Omori and Kotan areas remain at least part open.

I know I have said this before, and it looks like almost everywhere in Japan (apart from perhaps the Hokkaido areas) is saying the same thing, but... we need more snow.

We're all expecting the next few days to be unseasonably mild. I'm hoping that the rain seen on some forecasts is just a naughty tease and won't happen. Temps should dip once again on Tuesday when it should be getting nice and cold again. We can hope for snow as well and things are looking more promising for later in the week as well.

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Information as of Saturday 2nd January 2016 (subject to change)

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 70cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: 25cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao Onsen is open but some areas have closed courses. Waiting for more snow.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 2nd January 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2016
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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 2nd January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
2nd January 0cm 5cm 40cm
1st January 5cm 30cm 2cm
31st December 0cm 10cm 2cm
30th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
29th December 10cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 1cm 0cm 5cm
27th December 22cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 47cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 84cm 93cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 5cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 123cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
5cm
[123cm]
- - - -
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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