Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 5th January 2022

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:15am on Wednesday 5th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Clear
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Wednesday 5th January 2022, 10:15am
12cm
Tuesday 4th January 2022, 9:01am 10cm
Monday 3rd January 2022, 9:00am 13cm
Sunday 2nd January 2022, 12:30pm 8cm
Saturday 1st January 2022, 10:53am 28cm
Friday 31st December 2021, 10:04am 12cm
Thursday 30th December 2021, 12:01pm 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 92cm
Last 14 reports (total): 182cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 71cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 269cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Wednesday 5th January 2022
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

More snow last night but strangely the powder feels quite heavy albeit temperatures are way down. Some of the lifts opened late due to the new dump higher up

It looks foggy but viz is actually quite clear with even views down to the valley at mid points.

The wind is beginning to pick up but the sun is valiantly trying to burn through.

Most of the slopes have now been chopped up but still a fine day for being on the slopes.

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Official snow depth

Summit: 90cm
Paradise: 130cm
Chuo: 130cm
Utopia: 195cm
Uwanodai: 100cm

Almost all lifts and areas and runs are scheduled to be open.

Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Wednesday 5th January 2022
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is 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 Wednesday 5th January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 5th January 2022
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 5th January 2022
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)
  2021/2022
*as of Wednesday 5th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
5th January 12cm 12cm 6cm
4th January 10cm 2cm -
3rd January 13cm 5cm 2cm
2nd January 8cm 10cm 4cm
1st January 28cm 15cm 4cm
31st December 12cm 17cm 0cm
30th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 92cm 61cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 182cm 79cm 31cm
November observed snowfall total 38cm - 8cm
December observed snowfall total 160cm 142cm 51cm
January observed snowfall total 71cm 146cm 88cm
February observed snowfall total - 90cm 123cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 64cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 17cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 269cm 389cm 351cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 5th January 2022
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
2021/2022 season - 38cm
[38cm]
160cm
[198cm]
71cm
[269cm]
- - - -
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
90cm
[378cm]
11cm
[389cm]
0cm
[389cm]
0cm
[389cm]
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 Wednesday 5th January 2022
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