Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 5th December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Saturday 5th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light
Limited
This report
Saturday 5th December 2015, 9:11am
20cm
Friday 4th December 2015, 9:30am 20cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 10:18am 0cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 13:32pm 0cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 13:32pm 0cm
Saturday 28th November 2015, 9:45am 10cm
Friday 27th November 2015, 9:39am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 62cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 40cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 62cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Saturday 5th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

There's another 20cm of snow on the ground here in Zao since yesterday as we feel the effects of this storm coming across northern Japan.

There is enough for the resort to be part open from today. Yes, Zao is open.

What we seem to have open is as follows:

- Ropeways
- Onsen Number 1 pair lift
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Utopia Number 2 pair

...so a few different parts of the mountain open (Uwanodai, Chuo and Utopia). It's limited and fragmented at this stage of course, but it is a start and cause for celebration.

Lighter wind just at the moment but snow and wind is forecast for the day today again with things starting to calm down from tomorrow. After that calm and clear weather forecast for mid week.

---

6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

---

Official snow depths (Saturday 5th December 15):

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 30cm

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open from this morning

<
Friday 4th December 2015
This report
Saturday 5th December 2015
Sunday 6th December 2015
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Minakami Now 5cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 2:00pm
Geto Kogen Now 16cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 7:58am
Myoko Now 5cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 9:26am
Naeba Now 6cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 8:49am
Shiga Kogen Now 2cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 8:47am
Furano Now 4cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 8:28am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 8:27am
Aizu Bandai Now 6cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 8:24am
Niseko Now 8cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 8:15am
Appi Kogen Now 5cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 8:14am
Madarao Now 7cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 8:03am
Nozawa Onsen Now 9cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 7:45am
Yuzawa Now 11cm
Friday 15th February 2019, 7:32am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
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 Saturday 5th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 5th December 2015
(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 Saturday 5th December 2015
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 5th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
5th December 20cm 4cm -
4th December 20cm 30cm 0cm
2nd December 0cm 10cm -
30th November 0cm - -
30th November 0cm - -
28th November 10cm 0cm -
27th November 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 50cm 134cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 62cm 144cm 32cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 40cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 62cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th December 2015
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
40cm
[62cm]
- - - - -
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 Saturday 5th December 2015
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